HARRY MELGES & JEFF ECKLUND WIN NORTH AMERICAN IN ANNAPOLIS
April 6, 2002 - Annapolis, Maryland USA - With a scoreline of six firsts and two seconds Harry Melges, helming for Jeff Ecklund, won the 2002 Melges 24 North American Championships with a race to spare.
The final three races in Annapolis saw a stupendous battle for second place with Mike Dow eventually besting Mark Reynolds, helming for Jeff Jones, by just one point. Liz Filter took four place, Wayne Pignolet, in fifth.
The regatta has been a huge success with boats travelling from all over the US and Canada to compete. The Eastport Yacht Club's organisation was excellent and the competitors are enjoying a fantastic prize giving banquet to celebrate their victories and compare disasters.