The Audi Melges 20® fulfills the need for a more compact, yet spacious,
fast, well-built sportboat. With its introduction, Melges Performance Sailboats
is proud to deliver the next generation of sailboats. An exclusive Reichel
Pugh keelboat design, it is advanced in every respect. It will be simple
to sail, made with high-quality materials, and easy to rig. It will be beautiful
and have a wide appeal to many ages and skill levels.
- Comfortably accommodates
two to four crew
- No crew weight restrictions
- No sailmaker restrictions
- The boat and rig will be a strict one design
Main Sail Controls
The lightweight, but powerful 4:1 mainsheet system uses four all-composite
T2™ Loop blocks to lead line to a 75 mm switchable ratchet block
on a cockpit-mounted swivel base. The composite sheave spins freely on
ball bearings with curved bearing races. Sideplates are fiber-reinforced,
high-strength nylon resin.
This upside-down, reverse-thrust vang system creates more space in the
cockpit, greatly increasing crew mobility. With one end of the gnav system
attached to a bracket on the mast and the other to a track and ball bearing
car on the boom, the skipper uses the mainsheet to easily adjust leech
tension under load.
Small adjustments in jib sheet tension make a huge difference in boat speed.
Jib sheets dead-end on free-rolling T2™ Loop blocks attached to
pinstop cars and track on each side tank, lead through two 29 mm T2™ blocks
lashed to the jib clew, and trim from two 57mm Flip-Flop Ratchamatics® with
150 cams mounted on the cockpit walls aft of the track.
The spinnaker sheets lead through 57 mm T2™ Loop blocks to 57 mm Ratchamatic® Flip-Flop
blocks on the inside cockpit wall—perfect for asymmetrical chutes that
require a ratchet's tough holding power, but must run out instantly during
Melges 20 Sailboat Parts and Equipment
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