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2 0 18 M e lg e s 2 4 W o rld s P re v ie w
S to ry b y A le x F o x , p h o to s b y T o m H a w k e r

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a jo r sa ilin g c h a m p io n sh ip s m a y b e c o m m o n p la c e in
so m e o f th e b e tte r-k n o w n sa ilb o a t ra c in g c e n tre s o f
th e w o rld - S a n F ra n c isc o , K ie l, W e y m o u th ,
A n n a p o lis, S y d n e y, L a k e G a rd a - b u t fo r a re la tiv e ly sm a ll c lu b
o n th e so u th e rn tip o f V a n c o u v e r Isla n d , h o stin g a W o rld c h a m p io n sh ip is a p re tty ra re th in g ; e sp e c ia lly w h e n w e 're ta lk in g
a b o u t th e p re e m in e n t sp o rt b o a t c la ss o n th e p la n e t, th e M e lg e s
2 4 ! W e lc o m e to a p re v ie w o f th e 2 0 1 8 M e lg e s 2 4 W o rld
C h a m p io n sh ip s, to b e h o ste d b y th e R o y a l V ic to ria Y a c h t C lu b
w ith a n a ssist fro m C .F .S .A . E sq u im a lt.
T h e M e lg e s 2 4 still th rills a fte r a ll th is tim e ...w o w , tw e n ty fiv e y e a rs y o u n g ! T h is little h o tro d w a s th e b ra in c h ild o f
A m e ric a s C u p d e sig n e rs R e ic h e l/P u g h a n d A m e ric a 3 (c u b e d )w in n in g h e lm sm a n a n d le g e n d a ry sa ilo r, B u d d y M e lg e s. Z e n d a
W isc o n sin , la k e c o u n try, la n d o f th e sc o w , th a t's th e b irth p la c e ,
a n d w h e re M e lg e s B o a tw o rk s still p ro d u c e s th e se e xo tic little
b e a u tie s to e xa c tin g sta n d a rd s a n d rig o ro u s o n e -d e sig n sp e c ific a tio n s. U n lik e a n y th in g b e fo re it, th e M e lg e s 2 4 is a sin g le -p u rp o se , lig h t-w e ig h t, h ig h -p e rfo rm a n c e , ra c in g m a c h in e . A sim p le
y e t h ig h ly tu n e a b le c a rb o n fib re rig , p lu s a la rg e a sy m m e tric
sp in n a k e r, flo w n fro m a n e xte n d a b le c a rb o n sp rit, m a k e th e
M e lg e s a te c h n ic a l/p h y sic a l c h a lle n g e a n d a ta k e -y o u r-b re a th -

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C a n a d ia n Y a c h t in g

a w a y k in d o f rid e !
A h u g e p a rt o f th is b o a t's c o n tin u e d p o p u la rity a n d w id e sp re a d a p p e a l c a n b e a ttrib u te d to th e stro n g a n d v e ry w e ll-o rg a n ize d C la ss A sso c ia tio n . F o r a n y c la ss n e w c o m e r, th e re 's re a d ily
a v a ila b le , u p -to -d a te in fo rm a tio n o n b o a t se t u p p lu s m a jo r sa ilm a k e rs' c la ss g u ru s fre e ly sh a re tu n in g g u id e s a n d tip s to h e lp
ju m p sta rt p ro g ra m s a n d re m o v e m u c h o f th e m y ste ry. F o r th o se
te a m s w a n tin g to a d v a n c e to th e h ig h e st le v e ls, th e re a re n o
sh o rt c u ts to su c c e ss: It's a b o u t d o in g y o u r h o m e w o rk , y o u r b o a t
w o rk , a n d p u ttin g in th e h a rd p ra c tic e m ile s to d e v e lo p se a m le ss, e ffic ie n t, c re w w o rk !
T h e V ic to ria 's w o u ld b e c o n sid e re d re la tiv e ly n e w , se v e n
y e a rs g iv e o r ta k e , a n d m o d e st in size w ith a d o ze n o r so b o a ts y e t a k e e n e r b u n c h w o u ld b e h a rd to fin d ! F le e t m e m b e rs h a v e
tra v e lle d to m a jo r re g a tta s in c lu d in g th e W o rld s in S a n
F ra n c isc o a n d M ia m i, N o rth A m e ric a n a n d N a tio n a l c h a m p io n sh ip s a t th e C o lu m b ia R iv e r G o rg e , a n d C a n a d ia n a n d U .S .
N a tio n a l C h a m p io n sh ip s in K e lo w n a a n d L a k e G e n e v a - n o t to
m e n tio n h o stin g a v e ry su c c e ssfu l C a n a d ia n s in 2 0 1 4 .
S o , it m a d e im m in e n t se n se to lo o k a t h o stin g m o re
ra c in g ...a n o th e r C a n a d ia n s...a W o rld s? S u re , w h y n o t? C h a irin g
th is 2 0 1 8 W o rld s is T e rry S ta m p e r, fo rm e r C o m m o d o re o f R o y a l

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting May 2018

At the Helm: Sit down to read the paper
Special Event: View To A Thrill - 2018 Melges 24 Worlds Preview
Travel Destination: Lake Simcoe and The Trent Severn
Club Profile: Mixing it up at the Newport Yacht Club
The Port Hole: May 2018
Power Review: Scarab 255 Open
Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440
DIY/Tech: SmartPlug
Crossing the Line: The 60-Year-Old Bird
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Welcome
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 3
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - At the Helm: Sit down to read the paper
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 5
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Special Event: View To A Thrill - 2018 Melges 24 Worlds Preview
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 7
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 8
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 9
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 10
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 11
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Travel Destination: Lake Simcoe and The Trent Severn
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 14
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 16
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 17
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Club Profile: Mixing it up at the Newport Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 26
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - The Port Hole: May 2018
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Power Review: Scarab 255 Open
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 45
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 48
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 49
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - DIY/Tech: SmartPlug
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Crossing the Line: The 60-Year-Old Bird
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover3
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