MYSTIC, CONNECTICUT (USA) – The MudRatz youth sailing team is excited to announce the donation of a Melges 24® Sportboat!  The reputation of the Melges 24® precedes itself.  Best known for its very competitive disposition and easy-to-sail personality, this modern Sportboat maintains its status as a leader in high-performance, one design yachting.  With hundreds sailing around the world, it continues a tradition as a platform for of America’s Cup, Olympic Medalists, and Volvo Ocean Race sailors.  Simply put the Melges 24 builds better sailors.

Starting this May look for the MudRatz “Sportboat Saturday” practices, followed by the team joining The Donzo Wednesday Night Series Melges 24 fleet with the Mystic River Mudheads. This all leads up to our first year goal of sending a youth team to the 2016 Melges 24 worlds in Miami this November… where we are already registered in the 100+ boat event!

Brandon Flack, President of the MudRatz added.  “Bridging the gap between junior and adult sailing is one of the most challenging aspects of our sport today.   Enthusiastic kids often find themselves as young adults who drop out of sailing due to limited time and large financial constraints.  Having a boat like a Melges 24 will allow our youths to see first-hand what the next level of racing is all about.  This awesome platform will open up some huge doors for them into a world they might not have known even existed!”

If you are interested in sailing with us, contributing to our group of volunteers, or making a tax deductible donation, please go to today!