Melges 24 North American Championships Sponsorship Announcement


(Traverse City, Mich.) - As released by Quantum Sails - With 44 boats already signed up, the Melges 24 North American Championship will be a regatta not to be missed. The Grand Traverse Yacht Club, located on the pristine fresh waters of Lake Michigan and West Grand Traverse Bay, is home to 14 Melges 24s, making it one of the largest local fleets in the country and a natural choice to host the 2019 North Americans.

“The regatta is setting up to be an epic event for the class,” says Scot Zimmerman, a member of the local fleet and the regatta chair. “We will have live music, dinners, libations, merchandise vendors, and onsite support for racers,” says Grand Traverse Yacht Club Commodore Liz Zimmerman. 

Adding to the excitement, the event is pleased to announce Quantum Sails’ sponsorship as the official sailmaker of the 2019 Melges 24 North American Championships. Headquartered in Traverse City, Quantum is fully committed to supporting local sailors, especially the Melges 24 class. Quantum Sails will be onsite to provide support and overnight service to all competitors, post-race dock talks, morning weather briefings, and more.

“We had the pleasure of running a successful Melges 24 clinic in Traverse City earlier this summer to help teams ramp up for the season and North Americans. We are excited to see the local Traverse City fleet charged up and ready for the event,” comments Scott Nixon, Quantum Sails’ Melges 24 class expert and Director of Offshore One Design. “The club is beautiful and welcoming, and the fleet is highly competitive and ready to host a great regatta. I look forward to seeing a large turnout in August.” 

Click here to register for the regatta and check out the Grand Traverse Yacht Club’s website to learn more about the area. Visit to for more information about Quantum Sails and their commitment to not only elevating Great Lakes sailing and local one design fleets, but all sailors. On social media, follow the Melges 24 North Americans Championship event and group on Facebook for the latest news about the event and follow Quantum Sails Facebook and Instagram accounts for tips and tricks to help you rock it on the water.