Welcome to the MC Sailing Association
The MC Sailing Association originally formed in Shreveport LA, 1971. Since then, the MC class has grown to be one of the top one-design sailboat racing classes in North America. The scow design maximizes speed yet provides unmatched stability. There are more than 113 active fleets nationwide. An original design by the Melges family in 1956, it is unique in the fact that you can sail single-handed or double-handed. Sailing solo is easy, taking a crew is fun! The MC class is not just about racing -- it has also been described by many people outside of the class as a very enjoyable and fun group to spend a weekend with!
Please look around and explore the activities taking place at a nearby lake (over 115 fleets can be found here:
(MC Active Fleet Finder) and see why we're so enthusiastic about this one-design racing sailboat.
MCSA National Championship
August 21-24, 2024
Enter to win an MC Scow and Support Youth Sailing!
Proceeds go to Lake Eustis Youth Sailing Foundation. You can contribute to providing quality sailing instruction to the youth of Central Florida! Thank you to Melges Boat Works for supporting our youth! The boat will be raced at the SER, Train Wreck, and Midwinters by past champion Andy Burdick – expect the boat to be rigged and ready to win. The Raffle will be drawn live at the Banquet during the Midwinter regatta at LESC in Eustis, Florida on Friday March 15th, 2024. The boat will be available to take home after the regatta from Lake Eustis. We do not require that you be present to win. And we will store the boat for you until delivery arrangements are made.
Tickets are $150 each and there are 300 tickets available
The winner is responsible for sales tax from their home state and transportation of their new MC Scow from Lake Eustis to its new home. Raffle Package: 2023 Melges MC Scow #2882 includes: Steel Galvanized Trailer Package, Full Deck Cover, Melges Rudder and Tiller Bag, Melges Envelope Cover, Quantum Sails Zenda MC Powerzone, and Carbon fiber tiller extension.
Andy Burdick (262) 275-1110
Quantum Sails Zenda
Quantum Sails Team:
Ted Keller-Ohio Agent
Draheim Performance Sails
“HISTORY OF THE SCOW” Film Proposal
Woody Woodruff has been sailing scows a long time and is using his talents as a film producer to make a documentary film on scows: The Project Donate Here
MCSA Member Ted Weihe created a MC book for purchase. Ted is contributing all royalties to the class!! ( $3 of $20 book cost) - Thank you Ted.: To purchase book, go here: MC BOOK
Falling in Love with the MC Scow is a primer on racing the MC from a new comer to the class with a lifetime of sailing experience. Much of information is based on Zenda U. on-the-water training by the Melges Team and by MC champions. It is infused with personal recollections by the author.
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