Twenty boats participated in the 2nd Annual Firecracker Regatta this past weekend at the Rochester Yacht Club. Designed by Reichel/Pugh and built by Melges, the Melges 15 prioritizes stability, comfort, ease of use, and performance. With the main design goals focused on stability and performance in a variety of conditions, the boat features a narrow overall beam and a flat cross-section shape for stability, righting moment, and ease of planing.
For a more forgiving feel upwind and to navigate larger sea states, the Melges 15 has just the right amount of fore and aft rocker. The Melges 15 is built to be sailed by everyone from friends and couples to families and kids. The design offers performance, comfort, and stability in one sleek package.
After eight races, the repeat winner this year was Emily Haig representing Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club, with locals Travis Odenbach and Jeff Sullivan filling out the rest of the podium. Thanks to Shoreline Sailboats and Wegmans for their support and sponsorship.