With just four boats at the Valencia Melges 40 Grand Prix, the Melges 40 seems to be having trouble getting traction. Are they cool tools and fast as hell? No doubt. But they are expensive, far from pretty, and with the Fast 40 Class taking off, this was always going to be a tough go. Now add the brand new Melges 37 into the mix and that is not a recipe for M40 success.
It would be great to have that kind of paper to play in this arena but few do, and if there were hopes of current and former Melges 32 owners stepping up, that does not appear to have materialized. We love Melges boats and hope to be proven wrong! Photo thanks to Barracuda Communications – tons more really good shots here.