Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mikey likes it!

Kevin Welch the owner of the Melges 24 Mikey, well actually there are 3 Mikey's, but that is another story...Kevin and his crew of good 'ol AYC members Ian and Joy Sloan have recently returned from the 2014 Melges 24 National Championship Regatta hosted by the Davis Island YC of Tampa Bay Florida. Former Olympic siver medalist Jeff Madrigali was on the stick as they competed against an international field of 32 teams. They scored as high as second 3 times and threw out a 15th to place 4th after 8 races. The Melges 24 first held their National Championship in 1993 and some of the sailors on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams have several years more experience in the boat than the Mikey crew. Imagine the logistics of not only competing but doing well in a regatta on the other side of the country. In fact there is scuttlebutt about the Mikey team competing in Europe next summer at the World Championships. Congratulations to Kevin and crew on a job well done. Goto the Melges 24 Class Association website for all the details...