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The Melges 17® is a rewarding purchase — a flourishing class association, a true designer boat.

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The Melges A Scow is in high demand. The key to success is support on and off the water — look to Melges for both!

There are many benefits to owning a Melges Performance Sailboat — fun sailing, great family time and friends.

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M EA SU RE TH E M ELGES D I FFEREN CE. The Melges Ownership Experience is a unique encounter where purchase aspect s such as service and product support , t echnology, performance, simplicit y as well as t he cost of maint aining a Melges product can be measured for a definitive return on investment.

RIENCE EX CEPTI O N A L Q U A LI TY TH AT I S BEYO N D SKI N D EEP. For more than sixty years, Melges Performance Sailboats has delivered superior built Scows and Sportboats across t he count ry and around t he world. Successfully Melges has designed, manufact ured and provided cont inuous customer service and product support unlike anyone else. Now ask yourself, do you believe in speed? Could it be possible to have the luxury of simple sailing that is fun and fast? The answer is without reservation — yes. Each boat © Pat Dunsworth

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comes standard-equipped, with high-end accessories produced in Zenda, Wisconsin that is The Melges Experience. Signed, sealed, endorsed and delivered by the best, for the best.

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AT THE HELM WITH HARRY M ELGES, III PRESI D EN T, M ELGES PERFO RM A N CE SA I LBO ATS

The year 2007 was a monumental year

exciting, encouraging of youth, amateurs and lady sailors — this is

for Melges Performance Sailboats as it

the next generation in sportboat racing! Designed by Reichel Pugh,

was for many of our loyal and valued

the philosophy behind the Melges 20 is to create a boat with attractive

customers. More than 60 years after my

features and provide a sophisticated sailing experience.

grandfather first opened the doors, we The impeccable Melges 24 continues to be the world standard in the

diligently continue to build the very best

one design industry. Fast approaching the 800 mark, boats are steadily

in performance Scows and Sportboats

being delivered around the globe. Just off of a successful 2007 Worlds

with a great deal of passion. We work equally as hard with North

in Santa Cruz, we look ahead to another great championship, this time

Sails. The cynergy between our boats and North’s revolutionary

in prestigious Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy. The attendance number is

cutting-edge designs, materials and innovative processes create an

expected to once again exceed 120 boats on the start line.

overall product that is very high quality. All for you to enjoy.

The Melges 17 expects more success as the regatta schedule for 2008

There are so many milestones that occurred during 2007, each one

has expanded. This very cool boat has seen a lot of progress in the

allowing us to grow stronger as a company. Simultaneously we have

Southeast region of the USA and as far west as Colorado. Our goal

enjoyed the success of a number of competitor and class related

of developing a boat for couples, all ages and genders has become

achievements. For example, Key West 2006 there were 8 Melges 32s

a reality with the Melges 17. More and more husbands and wives,

on the starting line. In 2007, participation increased to over 20 boats

siblings and friends are having so much fun!

and for 2008 we anticipate potentially more than 30. An active regatta schedule and enthusiastic customer participation makes this class one

And last but certainly not least, the brand new model Melges X Boat,

of the most progressive in the world.

MC, C, E and A Scows are the bread and butter of our company. This is where we get our strength, ideas and inspiration because our roots

The formation of Melges Europe and the addition of multiple Melges

run deep in Scow country. As time has passed, they too have inherited

24 champion Federico Michetti to our international Melges Team

high-tech, modern features and are made with the finest, most

will be bigger in 2008. Based in Milan, Italy, under Federico’s

advance materials and experienced hands so they are durable, long

sharp leadership, we are now able to better serve and deliver

lasting and a sheer pleasure to own.

this great boat to the European marketplace. Look forward to the announcement of hot a Mediterranean racing circuit for 2008 too!

Let us build one for you today! Sail fast!

New projects are abound. The long-awaited Melges 20® has been added to our distinguished family of products. This simple and beautiful keelboat will offer so much — easy to sail and rig, fun, fast,

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TH E N EX T GEN ERATI O N . The Melges 20® fulfills the need for a more compact, yet spacious, fast, well-built sportboat. With its introduction, Melges Performance Sailboats is proud to deliver the next generation in sailboats. An exclusive Reichel Pugh keelboat design, it is advanced in every respect. It will be simple to sail, made with high quality materials, beautiful and be very easy to rig with wide appeal to many skill levels, ages and genders. #

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The same great standard features found on other Melges products like the Melges 17™, Melges 24™ and Melges 32™ — will be included on the Melges 20 such as a smooth comfortable deck with a clean simple layout complemented by a truly cutting-edge design and new, easy, advanced rig set-up.

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THE M ELGES 32. PU RE SPEED . PU RE SI M PLI CI TY. FU N CTI O N A N D FU N . I N PERFO RM A N CE O N E D ESI GN RA CI N G.

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A REA L SPEED BELI EV ER. The Melges 32ÂŽ is one design racing at its very best. Since 2005, it has successfully delivered bigger, better, more simplified sailing that is fun and competitive. Complementing its sporty attitude, it possesses one of the most diverse regatta schedules that includes many prestigious venues supported by an organized and well-established class association. #

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BI G FLEET EX PECTATI O N S. The Melges 32 offers big fleet racing, especially at popular midwint er event s such as ACURA Key West 2008, where 30+ are expect ed and t he ACURA Miami Grand Prix.

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and under the superior direction of multiple European and World Ranking

by t he Lauderdale Yacht Club, t he exclusive Melges 32 Wint er Tune-Up

Champion Federico Michet t i, t his is fleet building on a global scale.

Regatta offers championship racing, professional coaching, video playbacks

More than twenty Melges 32s have been sold in Europe within the last six

and evening debriefs with the best sailors in the world. Now two years in the

months proving the continued growth and prosperity of this progressive

running, this very special, one-of-a-kind opportunity also encourages top

racing sportboat.

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“ M elges 32 sailing is the most fun I have had in 40 years of racing. Very fast and very exciting.”

Claudio Recchi, USA-93

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THE MELGES 24. THE ULTIMATE. THE MAXIMUM. THE WORLD STANDARD IN ONE DESIGN RACING.

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“The Melges Team handles the buying process with fanatical attention to detail. The success of the Melges 24 can be attributed directly to the quality of the people at Melges.” MAJORING IN FUN. The reputation of the Melges 24® precedes itself. Best known for its very competitive disposition and easy-to-sail personality, this modern sportboat maintains its status as a leader in high performance, one design yachting. With more than 800 boats sold, it continues a humbling tradition of America’s Cup, Olympic Medallists, Volvo Ocean Race recruitment. Looking to improve

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on tactics and boat handling skills? The Melges 24 builds better sailors.

Features high-tech components and materials such as a carbon fiber spar, rudder, bowsprit and vertical keel fin Fun and easy to sail as well as rig, only requires two sets of hands for a super quick set-up Can be launched via hoist or ramp and a pleasure to tow Typically sailed with a crew of four Now even faster with Italian Maffioli Lines

T H E O N E D E S I G N S TA N D A R D . Record breaking attendance runs

In 2007, the U.S. Melges 24 Class celebrated its first National Championship

deep with the Melges 24. It’s never a surprise at World Championships to

with participation in excess of more than 60 competitors.

find 100+ on the starting line. At Intercontinental events (North Americans

being built non-stop, delivered race ready in the USA, Australia and Europe.

and Europeans) big fleet racing is guaranteed with numbers reaching well into the double digits. The 2008 Worlds will be in Sardinia, Porto Cervo, Italy where perhaps more than 120 are expected to attend.

At local levels, fleet

building is on the increase especially in the Midwest and Southeast regions.

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THE M ELGES 17. SAY YES TO FA ST. A N D , N O TO SLO W. I N FU N PERFO RM A N CE O N E D ESI GN RA CI N G.

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“ I LOVE this boat. FA STER TH A N LI GH T.

The M elges 17 offers

The success of the Melges 17 can be attributed to a truly dedicated following of speed entrepreneurs. An alternative, double-handed Scow,

the biggest bang for the buck.”

the it has a reputation for being fast and fun in light or heavy air. The rivalry pairings range from husband and wives, to teamed siblings making the Melges 17 the ultimate family racer! #

Light and easy sailing — hull weighs 335 lbs and the carbon fiber spar is only 16 lbs

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Melges Hands Free Kite System™ (HFKS), roller furling Kevlar ® jib with recessed roller furler, self stepping mast design, new foil rudder and shaped boards arrived from aluminum extrusions #

Equipped with Italian Maffioli Lines

GRO W I N G U P FA ST. The National Championship held in Crystal Lake,

has expanded two-fold. Scow fever is now a national epidemic with events

Michigan during 2007 was yet another grand milestone in the young, but

scheduled from Florida, t o Colorado, t he Midwest and many areas in

overly accomplished history of the Melges 17 Scow. Thirty teams traveled

between. No need to invent a vaccine, the world simply can’t get enough of

from all over the country to compete.

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the Melges 17!

was welcomed by t he I.L.Y.A. family and awarded class support in 2007. And the result — an incredibly successful, Inland Championship in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. # Due to an instant rise in popularity, the 2008 regatta schedule

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PRO D U CT SPECI FI CATI O N S # LENGTH: 16 ft 7.75 in, BEAM : 5 ft 6.375 in, M AST HEIGHT: 26 ft 6.5 in, DRAFT: 3 ft 11.5 in, WEIGHT: 335 lbs SA I L A REA # AP KEVLAR速 M AIN SAIL: 154 sq ft , AP KEVLAR速 JIB: 66 sq ft , DYN ALITE ASYM M ETRICAL SPINNAKER: 280 sq ft CREW # 2

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THE M ELGES A SCOW. A N I M PRESSI V E PO W ERFU L. O N E D ESI GN . RA CI N G M A CH I N E.

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“ Upon ordering my new M elges A Scow, working with the Melges Team was a true pleasure. The process was tailored to my needs. The boat — perfect upon delivery, rigged and race ready. They took the hassle out of buying a new racing boat. All I had to do was focus on racing!”

A LEGEN D A H EA D O F I TS TI M E. You are at the top of your game when you sail a Melges A Scow® . This magnificent Scow is impressive to watch, not to mention race. Made with the most technologically advanced materials so that it is fast and sturdy, the A Scow spar, boom and bowsprit incorporates the use of carbon fiber within the laminate. It comes complete with new, high-end Maffioli lines. #

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M O RE TH A N M EETS TH E SA I L. The Melges A Scow is the ultimate

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racing Scow. A powerful sail profile and plent y of built -in performance

great events, fun and fabulous parties slated for Nationals on Crystal Lake,

makes it not only t he largest of compet it ive Scows, but also one t hat

Michigan and the I.L.Y.A. Championship on Lake Mendota, Wisconsin.

delivers an undeniably unique sailing experience. The Melges A Scow and its bad-t o-t he-backbone reput at ion are in high demand.

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PRO D U CT SPECI FI CATI O N S # LENGTH: 38 ft, BEAM : 8 ft 3 in, WEIGHT: 1,850 lbs SA I L A REA JIB: 150 sq ft, SPINNAKER: 1,200 sq ft CREW # 5+

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THE M ELGES E SCOW. FO REV ER EV O LU TI O N A RY. I N TO P PERFO RM A N CE O N E D ESI GN RA CI N G.

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“ With a simple phone call, I bought a new M elges E Scow. STRI KI N G GO LD W I TH STYLI SH SPEED . For more than 80 years, the elegant and sleek E Scow has instituted on the tradition of fun and fast sailboat racing all over North America, from lakes and bays to protected ocean harbors. An ever-growing fleet, the Melges E Scow® comes complete with innovative, high-tech features that complement a clean deck layout with chainplates and spreaders swept aft, double-ended

Upon delivery it was immaculate, race ready – extremely fast! Buying from Melges was easier than purchasing a new BMW.”

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FO REV ER EV O LU TI O N A RY. In 2008, t he Melges E Scow reaches

a very proud moment in E Scow hist ory as t he Turner family has a rich

deep int o t he heart s of sailors wit h it s light ening speed and progressive

heritage in hosting elite sailing events.

class development s keeping it on t he cut t ing edge of Scow t echnology. Wit h t he pending asymmet rical vot e, conversion kit s are available at Melges to make your E Scow go faster! # Celebrating 50 years of National Championships, t he E Scow class marks yet anot her major milest one wit h a golden anniversary regat t a in Chaut auqua, New York. This will be

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THE M ELGES C SCOW. V ERY FA ST. FU N A N D FU RI O U S. I N LEA D I N G PERFO RM A N CE O N E D ESI GN RA CI N G.

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1 0 0 + YEA RS O F SPEED EX PERI EN CE. The C Scow was the first class of Scow built by Harry C. Melges, Sr. in 1945 and quickly became an all-time speed favorite. The 2008 Melges C Scow® has come a long way from the days of a wooden materials and cotton sails as it is now one of the most revolutionary sailboats on the market today. Inspired by more than 100 years of competitive racing, this cat-rigged, maneuverable sailboat is great fun and a total pleasure to sail. #

Brand new hull mold for more speed and higher quality

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G ETTI N G FA STER G RA CEFU LLY. The 2007 C Scow Nat ionals was

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a big success at the Augusta Sailing Club in Augusta, Georgia solidifying

association promoting large attendance, fun venues and great sailing. Visit

that Scow sailing is serious in the Southeast region of the United States.

the class online at www.ncssa.com for the latest news and developments.

The Melges C Scow is a very easy-t ow and has a growing regat t a schedule — 2008 will be monumental. In particular, two top-notch events include the 2008 National Championship in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and the prest igious I.L.Y.A. Championship being held on Lake Okoboji in Iowa.

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“ This was our best year yet sailing the M elges C Scow. We’ve got confidence and speed. We can’t wait to see what we’ll accomplish in 2008!”

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THE M ELGES M C SCOW. RU SH TO BE CO M PETI TI V E. I N SI M PLE PERFO RM A N CE O N E D ESI GN RA CI N G.

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“ I am so happy with my new M elges M C Scow. It’s lively and responsive. A U TH EN TI C M ELGES SPEED . As one of the largest fleets in North America, the Melges MC Scow® is a true Melges original. Designed, engineered and built by Harry C. Melges Sr. and Buddy Melges during the mid-60s, it continues to be a great day sailor

Equally impressive is the Melges commitment and professional service.”

whether single- or double-handed. The Melges MC Scow is modern, offering the latest hardware upgrades as well as improved construction for 2008 — high quality from bow to stern. #

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M A STER. From t he confident yout h sailor t o t he

experienced adult , t he Melges MC Scow is a sat isfying ride. A busy and excit ing regat t a schedule each year makes t his Scow one of t he most popular in the sailing world. There are more than 2,400 active boats, over 85 fleet s nat ionwide and as many as 50 or more regat t as on t he official schedule.

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THE M ELGES X BOAT. TH E M O ST A CTI V E YO U TH CLA SS. I N CU TTI N G-ED GE PERFO RM A N CE O N E D ESI GN RA CI N G.

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“ My new M elges X Boat is so much more comfortable and easy to sail. I feel very confident since the cockpit stays dry. It is fun and has helped me and my crew perform at a higher level.”

Robbie Allen, M-44 RESH A PI N G TH E SPO RT O F SA I LI N G. The brand new 2008 Melges X Boat ® makes learning to sail fun, easy and addictive. There is nothing quite like the thrill of that first regatta success. For youth sailors it is a competitive and rewarding experience that ultimately fosters a deep passion for the sport and generates life-long friendships.

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TH E FU TU RE I S N O W. Fun comes in mult iples as t he 2007 X Boat I.L.Y.A. Championship made a huge st at ement — part icipat es t raveled from all over the country resulting in a line up in excess of 130 teams. 2008 promises more major accomplishment s wit h record breaking numbers and t he best in yout h compet it ion.

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MELGES PARTS & SERVICE. YO U R CO M PLETE SO U RCE FO R SA I LI N G. I N TO TA L PERFO RM A N CE O N E D ESI GN RA CI N G.

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Melges’ goal to build superior Scows and Sportboats is backed by reliable customer service, satisfaction guaranteed. We deliver the best sails, as well as provide onsite service and parts at select regattas. Members of the Melges boat building staff have been employed in Zenda for more than 35 years making us sone of the most knowlegdeable and skilled sport and sailboat manufacturers. North Sails Zenda will be always standing by with new sails and repair kits at events too. Our dedicated sales force enthusiastically works oneon-one with every customer to ensure the total Melges Ownership Experience! You can count on Melges and North Sails Zenda to be there when you need them most!

SA FEGU A RD YO U R I N V ESTM EN T. High quallity, full deck covers, envelopes, parts and accessories are essential to protecting your purchase. Every product is tailored to fit and well-made with durable materials. Contact Melges at (262) 275-1110 to keep your boat looking, feeling and performing at its peak.

TH E N EW M ELGES. CO M A N D O N ED ESI GN . CO M . Now with an enhanced, user-friendly parts section, exclusive product announcements, race reports from many regattas and many other cool features, the new melges.com is yet another convenient dimension to The Melges Experience. Be sure to also visit North Sails Zenda online at onedesign.com for complete tuning and rigging guides as well as a host of other valuable information.

GETTI N G STA RTED EA RLY. Melges customers can always rest assured that they are on the cutting-edge of sailing, especially youth sailors. Keeping youngsters high-tech, we now offer the energized O’pen BIC Dinghy — a fast, planing speedy alternative to the Optimist. A truly, modern design that features futuristic concepts such as the self-draining stern, fully-battened mono-film mainsail with mast pocket, and a rig that can be set and race ready within two minutes, the O’pen BIC leads the next generation of sailing dinghies. See one at Melges!

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SAM ROGERS: SAM@OD.NORTHSAILS.COM #

GORDY BOWERS: GORDY@MELGES.COM

ZEN DA, WISCON SIN 53195

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FAX: (262) 275-8012

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THE NORTH REPORT. The success of North Sails Zenda is in direct correlation to the success of

t he performance of Nort h Sails family members. Through ext ensive

our clients. It is this reason that we are fully committed to improving our

on-t he -wat er-t est ing done in t he lat e fall of 2007, Nort h Sails Zenda is

products while providing continual service and support. With our customer’s

excit ed t o int roduce several new models of racing sails for t he 2008

success as our #1 priorit y, Nort h Sails Zenda is working hard t o improve

racing season.

“ On race day, the choice is simple: North Sails’ ZAP M C M ainsail! Light or heavy air, I can count on North Sails to make me fast. I love the way it looks and feels. It is the perfect design!

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George Scarborough, MC 1831 NEW FROM NORTH SAILS IN 2008 #

C SCOW # Our highly successful I-1 Mainsail has been to the beauty salon;

E SCOW

the broadseems have been smoothed, more depth has been added to the

Zenda is prepared to offer our customers the best. With over three years

Wit h t he pending asymmet rical spinnaker vot e, Nort h Sails

overall shape and the head, tack and clew patches have been redesigned

of solid t est ing and improvement s, our AP Asymmet rical Spinnaker is

t o ensure t his sail will be st able at it s most crit ical point s. The result is

championship ready.

a sail with the same winning characteristics as the original I-1 with modern

M ELGES 17 # We are taking Melges 17 sails into the next generation. Using

improvements. Introducing for 2008… the I-1 Gold .

brand new, all Kevlar ® cloth known as AK-06 made exclusively for North

M C SCOW

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For the smaller sailor or for the sailor who is looking for a

Sails, our AP+ Mainsail and AP+ Jib will be lighter, more durable and will

well rounded inventory, the Medium/ Heavy Air Mainsail has arrived. Similar

provide pure performance.

to our very popular AP Mainsail, this all hard cloth sail will provide an answer

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to big breeze.

and st ronger, our new Carbon 800 Series sails have made t heir debut .

X BOAT # Whether a junior sailor needs a great AP Sail or a bigger senior

Wit h more t est ing done t han all of our compet it ors combined, our

sailor needs a good heavy air sail for the I.L.Y.A. championship, North Sails

Melges 32 sails ut ilize t he st rongest mat erials on t he planet while

Zenda is releasing the Medium/ Heavy Air Mainsail.

infusing the most efficient shapes.

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In a cont inual effort t o make sails t hat are light er

With our wide range in inventory for all classes of Scows and Sportboats and proven success on the racecourse, our goal is to provide any need you may have. From continually refining our sails with the latest technology and servicing every client on and off the water, North Sails Zenda is committed to bringing success to our customers and growing the North Sails family. For t he lat est t uning and racing informat ion or t o order sails, visit onedesign.com.

For more details visit www.marinemegastore.com or call 0871 8732404

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NORTH SAILS IS NO. 1 IN CUSTOM ER SERVICE! SAM ROGERS: SAM@OD.NORTHSAILS.COM JAM IE KIM BALL: JAMIE@MELGES.COM

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HARRY M ELGES, III: HARRY@MELGES.COM

CHARLIE HARRETT: CHARLIE@MELGES.COM

NORTH SAILS ZENDA

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GORDY BOWERS: GORDY@MELGES.COM

ZEN DA, WISCON SIN 53195

PHON E: (262) 275-9728

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FAX: (262) 275-8012

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USA

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