MELGES 32 ‘ANARCHY’ ROCKS, PLACING 2ND OVERALL IN FLEET BY 25 SECONDS IN EPIC NEWPORT TO ENSENADA RACE
Ensenada, Mexico (April 25, 2016) – MELGES 32 ANARCHY finished the Newport to Ensenada with a course time of 12:45:21, and lost overall corrected time for Monohulls by 25 seconds. Read on for the race report by owner of Anarchy Racing Scot Tempesta.
“The Newport to Ensenada race was one for the ages. Sailing my Melges 32 Anarchy, we reveled in the 15-22 knot breeze that blew for nearly the entire race. Never have I sailed a boat that is quite a weapon in that stuff like the 32. The thing is a beast, and the wettest boat, both on deck and down below ever!
We did the race in 12 hours and change, which is completely unheard of for a boat this size. The bad news? We lost first overall corrected time for monohulls (and our class win) by 25 seconds. Good christ did that suck. We of course lamented of how many places we left that time on the racecourse, but that’s just the way in goes sometimes. Huge thanks to Mel Wills, Andrew LaPlant, Rodrigo Doll, Paige Johnstone and Sean Kelley for busting their asses all race long.”
Anarchy went on to mention that, “… If there’s one thing the Melges 24 and 32 have proved, it’s that these dedicated one-design boats absolutely slaughter in handicap trim – and they last.”
Official race photos were taken by Tom Walker Photography
NEWPORT TO ENSENADA RACE HISTORY
First run in 1948, the N2E has a storied history of mixing professional racers, celebrities and recreational sailors to become a time-honored steeped in tradition event for Newport Beach, the city of Ensenada and sailing enthusiasts who come from across the country to compete. More than 40 trophy categories in monohull, multihull and cruising classes give this a race a wide appeal. In recent years, great winds have tested and challenged the skills of crews, many who only sail overnight on this race.
ABOUT REICHEL/PUGH MELGES
The Melges 32 is designed by Reichel/Pugh and and built by Melges Boat Works and holds a unique position among the world’s one design sportsboats as one of the most successful classes of high performance yachts. Also from the Reichel/Pugh drawing board are the 14, 17, 20 and 24 classes.
Designed by Reichel/Pugh in 1992 and first launched in 1993, nearly 900 Melges 24s have been produced by Melges Performance Yachts since. Ninety-five boats and approximately 500 athletes competed at the 2015 World Championship with over 120 expected at the upcoming 2016 World Championship in Miami, Florida this fall.
Introduced in 2008, designed exclusively by Reichel/Pugh, the Melges 20 fulfills the need for a more compact and comfortable, yet spacious, fast, well-built sportboat. It was recently designated as the sportboat of choice for the New York Yacht Club’s 2016 Resolute Cup.
Sailing World Magazine announced that the Reichel/Pugh-designed Melges 14 is 2016’s Best Dingy.
ABOUT MELGES USA
Melges Performance Sailboats is the builder of the Melges 20, and the world leader in performance, one design racing. For more than 70 years, Melges has delivered superior-built scows and sportboats across the country and around the world. Melges proudly provides continuous customer service and product support unlike anyone else. For more information about Melges, visit their website at melges.com.
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