DETROIT, August 9, 2007 – Less than seven weeks remain until the 2007 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship hosted by Detroit’s Bayview Yacht Club on September 21 – 23, and Midwestern Melges racers are honing their skills in anticipation of a great showing for this Grand Prix event.
With 25 teams registered and at least 25 more expected, this year’s Nationals will be remarkably deep in talent. Competitors from Florida, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, California, England, Canada, and all over Michigan have confirmed their entries, and the weeks ahead will bring more surprises to the scratch sheet.
World Champion Dave Ullman will be racing under the Latis Yachting Solutions banner, while his World Champion tactician, Bill Hardesty, will be racing against his former skipper as helmsman aboard a competing boat. They’ll both have to contend with Argyle Campbell and his Rock & Roll team, who won the 2004 North American Championship on these very waters, as well as multiple past National and North American Champion Brian Porter with his supremely experienced Full Throttle team.
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