A Change Of Address — The Audi Melges 20 Is On The Move
10 August 2009
The Audi Melges 20 looks ahead to moving production back to the U.S.A. and a robust 2010 Fall and Winter racing schedule.
10 August 2009 - Great news has just arrived from Melges headquarters in Zenda, Wisconsin: Audi Melges 20 production will now officially take place in the USA. The first series of boats were produced by McConaghy, a very reputable builder and their efforts are greatly appreciated as they have helped put the Audi Melges 20 on the map.
Moving production back to the U.S. will potentially allow for higher availability and quicker delivery. Right now, it's important to have production pumping in the USA. The Melges Team is excited about this transition and ready to take this fast, fun and truly exciting sportboat to the next level.
Join Melges Performance Sailboats in congratulating this young and growing fleet as it celebrates the very first Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship on August 21-23 hosted by the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club in Macatawa, Michigan. In Europe, great things are happening too as everyone focuses on the forthcoming final event of the Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series in Porto Cervo, Italy on September 19-20. Stay tuned to melges20.com as there are BIG Winter Series plans being finalized for some hot sailing in the upcoming months.
A STREAMLINED BOAT SHOW BABY
Ever dream of taking an Audi Melges 20 for a spin? Here is your opportunity to see, touch and feel the high level of performance you've heard so much about.
"Downwind is just fantastic! It's fun and fast — true high performance and high-technology," said Marc Hollerbach after his win at Charleston Race Week. "It's a totally different boat with a totally different feel," commented Chuck Holzman after racing in Detroit. Join the many sailors who have committed to this ultra-cool, ultra-competitive sportboat and line-up to test sail the Audi Melges 20 in Newport and Annapolis.
Melges Performance Sailboats will be present at the International Newport Boat Show on September 17-20, 2009 and at the 40th Annual U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis on October 8-12. Bring your family, tell your friends that the Audi Melges 20 will be there!