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After two years in development, the Melges IC37 Class enjoyed its first major outing at the New York Yacht Club’s 165th Annual Regatta in Newport. Held over three days in a range of conditions, the fleet provided the excitement and close tactical racing the Club desired when when it created the Class.

 

Designer Mark Mills was there to watch the racing and felt “This was a great event for the Class and the Club, I’m thrilled the IC37 delivers their vision for a fast, fun, and accommodating performance design that will encourage increased involvement in sailing”.

 

Congratulations to Rush for winning Friday’s Around the Island Race, and to Members Only for winning the weekend inshore racing with a last race bullet.

 

 

Concubine Sydney-Hobart 2017

Our Premier Composites-built IRC 45 Concubine owned by Jason Ward and Shevaun Bruland was the first boat under 50′ to finish the 2017 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race, in a competitive group of designs sized beneath the TP52’s.

 

 

Matt Sheahan the technical Editor of Yachting World has been doing quite a few Sport boat tests this spring.  In this Boat Test he took out the Checkmate Sailing Sailing C&C30 on a beautiful  Solent day – and his verdict?   “I really like this boat.”

 

 

MAT1180 RocksBeautiful shot of the newly launched MAT1180 CFM winning the 3 race BAYK Winter Series Weekend in Bodrum.