Melges The Wizard of Zenda
A documentary film exploring the legendary career of Buddy Melges.
Don’t miss this unique pre-release screening opportunity
Doors and Bar open at 6:30pm October 28
Open to Members and their Guests, $15/person
- $5 of every ticket donated to the Community Boating Program!
You’ll hear from fellow world class sailors and competitors, like America’s Cup
champion and former ESPN sailing analyst Gary Jobson*; three-time champion
Dennis Conner, the sailor they call ‘Mr. America’s Cup’; John Bertrand, the
Australian skipper who shocked the world by breaking the 132-year U.S. winning
streak; and Bill Koch, the billionaire yachtsman who partnered with Buddy to
chase the cup in 1992.
This feature length documentary takes you beyond the headlines to explore
Buddy’s extraordinary life. With interviews, archival film footage and video
gathered across five decades, you’ll learn about a sailor from a working-class
family in southern Wisconsin who built a resume of winning that made him one of
the greatest sailors of all time.
Whether art or science, Buddy was a fierce competitor who shared what he
learned with anyone willing to take the time to ask. His legendary career seems
almost mystical, and earned him the well-deserved nickname: The Wizard of
See Preview and more info here: https://vimeo.com/533972224
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