ISC Sailor, John Call, Crowned 2012 Melges 17 Junior Champion

posted Sep 1, 2012, 7:32 AM by Bryan Sarber   [ updated Sep 1, 2012, 7:34 AM ]

ISC sailors arrived in Traverse City, MI last week with five boats, more than any other club, except the host club.  The sailing, club,  competitors, meals, and entertainment were outstanding.  Eleven races were held over three days.  Downwind speeds of 15+MPH were recorded on Sunday, the third and final day.

Most exciting was that our own John Call, sailing with his father, Casey, sailed a great regatta and was crowned Junior Champion, coming in eighth overall.

Come out and watch these fun fast boats when ISC hosts its third annual Melges 17 regatta at ISC on October 13-14.
 
Check out the photos of the ISC Sailors on Facebook or the ISC Site.
All the photos from GrandTraverse Yacht Club here http://gtyc.org/2012_Melges_17_Nationals

 
More from the Melges 17 class website...
27 AUGUST 2012
 
What makes a great one design class? Fun boats. Fun people. Fun events. The Fun this last weekend was in Traverse City, Michigan, at the 2012 Melges 17 National Championship. Thirty of these Fun little rocket ships arrived at the Grand Traverse Yacht Club for the three-day event from Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Fun boats, check!
 
Eleven championship races were held on West Grand Traverse Bay. Conditions ranged from 5-18 and varied from race to race. Eleven races, zero protests, plenty of penalty turns, happy people on the water and on shore. Who showed up? Couples, Junior sailors, and parents sailing with their kids. Fun people, check!
 
The first start was at 1 p.m. on Friday and four races held. 10 a.m. start on Saturday, two races then lunch back at the club before two more races and then a great dinner party in the Grand Traverse Yacht Club tradition. 10 a.m. start Sunday, three races, lunch, awards for ten places, with everyone on the road by mid-afternoon. Fun event, check!
 
If your reading this and your last sailing event was missing some of the "Fun", maybe you should be looking at a Melges 17 so you can start having more Fun!
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