Melges 32 Nationals are a race that is back in Newport in the weekend of August 19th to 21st. There would be strong contenders who would be fighting for the overall positions as well as to gain coveted Corinthian titles.
The race would be for the Melges 32 National Championship trophy of 2016 but it would also signal a march towards the World Championships that would be taking place in the same venue in the subsequent month.
The competition has come back after two years of a lull, during which many of the competitors were forced to get their kicks from Scotland yacht charters instead. The standard teams are practicing hard to be part of the competition, but competition organizers are looking forward to seeing new sailing teams emerge and showcase potential talent for the forthcoming world championship. Jason Carroll had won the last trophy of this tournament and he would be competing this year with his Argo team. They are hoping to win the trophy like they did about four consecutive years before. Continue reading