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Sail22 Melges 24 Chicago Tuning Regatta

Sail22 is excited to officially announce registration is now open for the Sail22 Melges 24 Chicago Tuning Regatta to be held August 6-8, 2010 and hosted by Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club in Montrose Harbor. We were asked by several Mid-West teams if we could put on a similar event to the Sail22 Melges 24 Worlds Tuning Regatta we held last October in Annapolis, Maryland and jumped at the chance. We had a blast putting on the regatta for the teams and had a lot of great feedback from the event. We plan to make the August event even better and are looking forward to having some great teams in attendance!

Check out the NOR and more detailed information for the event here or by clicking on the Chicago Tuning Regatta tab at the top of this page.

We are fortunate to have many returning sponsors of our event including West System, McLube, Quantum Sails, Weather Routing Inc. and Melges Performance Boats. We also are excited to have Zhik, Sailing World, Yacht Scoring, Cre843, Line Honors and Sailrite join our sponsor list to make the Sail22 Melges 24 Chicago Tuning Regatta an awesome event. Each week we'll be giving you an update on what our great sponsors will be doing for the regatta and we can't wait to share this with you since they have been incredibly generous and supportive.

Check out the photos from the event last October and read more about it here, here, here and here. We hope to see you in Chicago! Please feel free to email us at, call us at 574-889-0022 or leave us a comment with any questions you may have. We'll answer you right away!

If you need a place to keep your boat before or after the event, we have plenty of storage at Sail22 Headquarters and have a brand new Sail22 Speed Barn for all of your boat work needs to boot!

Sail22 Speed Barn Exterior Completion

The Sail22 Speed Barn exterior was completed over the weekend when the garage doors were installed. The concrete pads for the exterior went in last Friday and look great. Gravel should go down in the next week or so when we have a few dry days in a row.

We are in the process of planning the interior and selecting our I-Beam and 2 ton hoist. We are also working on ordering an industrial air compressor (exciting huh?), figuring out the best lighting (we're planning to use LED) and electrical before the inside is insulated and finished out with a metal exterior.

Let us know if you need to work on your boat or have boat work done at the Sail22 Speed Barn!

New Sail22 Speed Shop and Storage Facilities

It's been awhile since we've updated our Sail22 blog, but we have some very exciting news! Introducing our new Sail22 Speed Shop and Storage facility! This past year, we expanded the Sail22 services and added the Scow Spa and Whaler Workshop. This allowed us to provide repair and maintenance services to Scows and Boston Whalers, besides the work we have been doing already with Melges 24's and Etchells. Both have been successful and we even ran out of room for our own C-Scow in our other three barns! After some talk, we decided we needed some more room at Sail22 Headquarters and began planning for our new Speed Shop. We opted for a pole barn construction and our builder has been doing an excellent job.

We broke ground about a two weeks ago and the structure should be finished soon.

We look forward to the completion of the outside construction and then we get to work on the inside to make it into the Speed Shop. We are excited to be able to service our clients even better with this new addition. With this new new facility, we will improve our indoor facilities to support Melges 32's and other boats of similar size and have the capability to lift these boats for more extensive work.

We are also are renovating one of our existing barns to have an apartment, so owners or boat captains may come work on their boats here as well. Check out the photo gallery here.