Interesting Facts About the CSR MELGES24 US National Championships

Melges 24 US Nationals 2015

CSR MELGES24 US National Championships 2015 were held in Columbia Gorge Racing Association, (CGRA) out of Cascade Locks, Oregon on August 7-9. 

There are lots of amazing and interesting facts about this wonderful Melges 24 event.

  • Big wind-racing in 35 knots (no problem)
  • Great race courses - 1.5 mile legs with unique shorter beats than runs (upwind=down river)
  • Warm, barefoot & t-shirt sailing
  • Gorgeous scenery - Snow-capped volcanoes, rainforests, 600-foot waterfalls, desert
  • Young helmsman (17) / Old helmsman (74)
  • Youngest trimmer (16) / Oldest trimmer (57)
  • Family boats
  • Women owned/driven boats
  • Old boats very competitive and on podium
  • Strong Canadian representative
  • Speed record (25.8 knots over the bottom against a 1.5 knot river current)
  • Top Corinthian team 6th overall (3 men 2 women) from light-air Seattle
  • Long distance travelers - George Haynie and his wife drove from Tampa 3020 miles (4920 kilometers)
  • 6 boats East of Mississippi; 12 from California/Texas...
  • Speed Camp - big hit for new and seasoned owners
  • BBQ/Music casual

Read for more HERE

Official event website

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