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Story Contributors: Andy Burdick
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2017 X INLAND CHAMPIONSHIP DECIDED IN EPIC LAST RACE

Congratulations Nathan & Graham Hetzler!

With an unbelievable tie after seven races, the stage was set for an epic showdown between D-30, I-25 and I-11. In the who-beats-who final race, Nathan Hetzler, Chapman Petersen, and Kyle Navin finished first, second, and third. Delavan Lake’s Nathan & Graham Hetzler are your newest X Boat Champions!

Congratulations to the Simon siblings who earned the title in the junior fleet of 67 X Boats! Pewaukee’s Meta & Fritz Simon sailed an incredibly consistent event averaging less than four points.

Every X Boat has a place in this lifelong Inland community. In the words of Dr. Tom Hodgson:

“Treasure this moment kids. It is a very special moment in your life. You are making friends here that will be your friends for life.”

The Melges X Boat is the path to the Inland. A community of fast, FUN, family sailing. After kids age out of X Boats, they move into the Melges MC, C, E, and A. This is scow country! Home to Olympians, Rolex Yachtsmen, and Inland Legends.

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Andy Burdick

One Design Expert — Zenda, Wisconsin

Andy has won over 30 Inland Lake Yachting Association Championships and two Melges 24 World Championships, among many  North Americans, National championships from Melges 24s to most of the Scow classes as well as Iceboats.  He first joined Melges in...