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Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7:00 AM until Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 2:30 PM
2017 ZENDA UNIVERSITY
LAKE EUSTIS SAILING CLUB • EUSTIS, FLORIDA
Step into the Zenda University (ZU) course, get tuned up and start your 2017 MC Scow campaign off right! The Melges instructors are developing new ways to teach you how to go fast.
To further progress and promote MC Scow racing for those who are eager to learn and take in professional
knowledge within a casual, fun atmosphere, ultimately making individuals better sailors by encouraging
the enjoyment of the sport of sailing to the fullest.
“Zenda University (ZU) was a great experience for a new skipper like me. I had crewed for
other boats in a prior life but had not skippered many races until last year. ZU was what
I needed to get more competitive and comfortable on the race course. Having Andy and
Jim instruct during actual races was invaluable. They helped me get my rigging tuned
and helped me with sail trim so my boat speed was competitive. We practiced a lot of
crowded starts and mark roundings so the chaos was like a regatta. I went home with
a list of things to practice and how to practice them. That two days has given me more
confidence in my decision making abilities on the race course. There were many times
during the races that I was contemplating a tactical decision but wasn't sure if I was right
or not. Having Andy tell me to do something that I was already thinking was a huge boost
to my confidence. After ZU, I am now racing with my home fleet instead of chasing them
from a leg behind. Sailboat racing has just gotten a lot more fun.”
— Sally Payne
COURSE DATES & TIMES
MONDAY, MARCH 6- Lake Eustis Sailing Club (LESC) will be open so you can rig and prepare your boat for the start of the Zenda University Course.
TUESDAY, MARCH 7 - DAY ONE OF THE ZENDA UNIVERSITY COURSE - Introduction to MC Scow Zenda University begins at 9 a.m. . Please make sure your boat is rigged and race ready by this time.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 - DAY TWO OF THE ZENDA UNIVERSITY COURSE- 9 a.m. start up. Be ready for another day of training on- and off-the-water. Plan for an early afternoon completion of the Zenda University Course so you can get ramped up for the 2017 MC Scow Midwinter Championship! Awards to follow day of sailing.
Lake Eustis Sailing Club – Enjoy the new clubhouse and sailing arena.
Eustis, Florida 32726
Best Western Tavares (5 mile) 352 253 2378
Hampton Inn Mount Dora (7 mile) 352 383 4267
Comfort Inn & Suites Mount Dora (7 mile) 800 228 5150
ZENDA UNIVERSITY SPECIFICS
1. This is an instructional regatta. We will have official races and awards for the racing. During these races you
will receive personal coaching and advice. By following the race guidelines we can better instruct you.
will receive personal coaching and advice.
Awards will be given out at the official ZU ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.
2. Each boat must have MC flotation panels. We will require these if the breeze is above 15 knots
ENTRY FEE: $425
Your entry must be confirmed or received prior to January 1, 2017. Final payment can be made via Mastercard
or Visa. If paying by check please mail well in advance to:
Melges Performance Sailboats
Attn: Andy Burdick
P.O. Box 1
Zenda, Wisconsin 53195
There is a limit of 20 participants to the course. Reservations will be counted on a first come, first serve basis. Please send your entry in today!
Again, please have your boat rigged and ready to sail by Monday evening March 6. Be ready for some fun!
We can guarantee your advancement in your boat during this intense sailing experience. To gear up your
2017 campaign you will want to attend the Zenda University Melges MC Scow course.
See you there!
The Melges Team