Healthy Corinthian Contingent for Melges 24 Worlds:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
The Melges 24 class has ridden a remarkable rollercoaster. It was a breakthrough design in the 90s, and quickly established local, national, and international competition. I witnessed the emergence in California, which soon attracted the best in the sport. I got in early, winning the 1993 Pacific Coast Championship and finished second in US Nationals.
But soon enough, the strain of professional sailors collapsed many of the local fleets, leaving the best racing to those that would travel. However, after the 2009 Annapolis Worlds (51 boats) was cold and miserable, and the 2011 Corpus Christi Worlds (32 boats) was a gut-busting pain-fest, N…
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