MC Sailing Association




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One-Design Class Type: Dinghy

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 1800+

About 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 110 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!


Boats Produced: 2800+

Class boat builder(s):

Melges Performance Sailboats
P.O. Box 1
N598 Zenda Road
Zenda, Wisconsin 53195

Phone +1 262 275 1110
Fax +1 262 275 8012


Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 2800+

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

The contiguous United States plus Quebec

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? No

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  130-260lbs (singlehanded), 180-340 (with crew)

Portsmouth Yardstick Rating:  89.4

Boat Designed in 1956

Beam: 5’8″

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 420

Draft: ~3 ft (0.91 m) with a bilge board fully extended

Mast Height: 33’7″