UK Launch

“Putting the power back in the hands of the Corinthian sailor...”

MELGES IC37 Overview

Building on the concept and success of this Mark Mills design, the IC37 Class is looking to build on huge foundations that are already in place, by bringing regattas to the European and specifically the UK stage.
The thought process for the IC37 was always to put the power back into the hands of the Corinthian owner and amateur team, by moving away from the high budget, high stress classes that are operating on the world stage. These classes often leave a substantial gap in the market for those sailors that are just looking for fun sailing, with potent performance and most importantly ease of use…………. Welcome to the IC37 by Melges.

The IC37 is exclusively for sale through Ancasta Race Boats for the UK and Ireland, with 2 boats now sold to the UK.
  • Beam 3.65m
  • LOA 11.3m
  • Draft 2.6m
  • Standard Sail Area 2093.6 ft² 194.5 m²

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IC37 Brochure


  • Base Price £ 235,000 Tax not paid
  • Maximum Beam 3.65m
  • LOA 11.3m
  • Draft 2.6m
  • Displacement 3450kg
  • Rig Southern Spars
  • Standard Sail Area 2093.6 ft² 194.5 m²

The Melges IC37 Class has been developed to redefine the joy of racing for Corinthian owners and crews. The class and the boat were synergistically designed with the goal of a level playing field where a successful performance is based on skill and teamwork rather than a leg up in financial resources or expertise in tuning. It is the “Joy of Racing Reimagined.”
Working from the NYYC’s concept and the potent Mark Mills design, the Melges IC37 Class is looking to build on this foundation by bringing regattas to the European, and specifically the UK, stage


Building on the success that we have seen on the International stage, with the NYYC Invitational Events that have been running for well over a decade, we know the strict one-design format works.

UK fleet 2020 regatta schedule


18th/19th April  Warsash SC Spring Championships

25th/26th April Warsash SC Spring Championships

10th – 12th April (Bank Hol) RORC Easter Challenge One-Design

2nd/3rd May Royal Southern May regatta

23rd – 25th May (Bank Hol) Poole Regatta One-Design

30th May Round the Island Race

June date TBC RTYC/RYS Regatta One-Design

11th/12th July Royal Southern July regatta

6th – 15th August Cowes Week

19th/20th September Royal Southern Regatta One-Design

Early October IRC Autumn Champs One-Design

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Our ultimate goal is to replicate this ultra-tight, one-design racing in the UK, however the joy of the IC37 is that the boat has a second calling under IRC or ORC making it ideal for the UK market. With the standard RORC events, in addition to the established invitational events, an owner has a plethora of racing options ahead of them. Ancasta Race Boats, Melges Performance Sailboats, and fellow IC37 owners will make the international IC37 community one of the most sought-after circuits on the sailing scene.



Sam Pearson

Sam Pearson

Melges Brand Manager

Sam said that when the opportunity came up with Ancasta to represent Melges Performance Sailboats and their extremely impressive IC37 design, he immediately recognised the potential.

“It feels like the UK and Ireland market is eager to reignite One Design sailing again and with strict class rules, a seriously impressive machine and an established class that has a primary focus on putting the power back in the hands of Corinthian owners...  It became an unbelievably exciting opportunity. The fact they are also built in the UK, is just icing on the cake.”

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