No Wind, No Racing For Opening Day At Melges 20 Miami Winter Regatta

Saturday, 04 February 2017


MIAMI, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2017) - Opening day at the 2017 Melges 20 Miami Winter Regatta, Event No. 2 on the Miami Winter Series circuit came to a quick close with not enough breeze ideal for racing, so the super-charged fleet representing five nations will try again tomorrow.

The day commenced with an initial on-shore postponement. Around 2 o'clock, PRO Blake Middleton and his Coconut Grove Sailing Club Race Management team headed out to the course in hopes that the breeze might fill in, and if and when they would be ready to go. Unfortunately, the breeze never got above Class minimum, so racing was called off for the day.

The start time for Day Two, Saturday, February 4, 2017 has been moved up in hopes of getting in some racing.

LET'S SEE THOSE SELFIE'S
Despite the lack of breeze, teams have been busy practicing their Melges 20 selfie skills. Visit the Melges 20 Winter Regatta Selfie Contest Facebook Album to check them all out. Be sure to 'like' the one you think is the best. A "like" is counted as a vote and a sweet prize will be awarded to the photo with the most likes!

Stay tuned to the Melges 20 Facebook Page for live coverage and colorful moments from beautiful Miami. Racing continues on Saturday, February 4 and completes on Sunday, February 5th.

MEDIA AND RACING COVERAGE
As with other Melges 20 events around the world, racing updates will be posted online at the Official Melges 20 Facebook Page. Be sure to also follow the fleet on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Tune in for the latest racing information, results, video interviews and photos at melges20.com.

2017 Miami Winter Regatta Yachtscoring Event Website
2017 Miami Winter Regatta Scratch Sheet

ABOUT THE MELGES 20
The Melges 20 fulfills the need for a more compact, yet spacious, fast, well-built sportboat. With its introduction, Melges Performance Sailboats delivered the next generation of sailboat racing and competition. An exclusive Reichel/Pugh keelboat design, it is advanced in every respect. Seriously fun, simple to sail, made with high-quality materials and easy to rig, the Melges 20 enjoys a well-established and ever-growing worldwide fleet and fan base. For more information, visit the International Melges 20 Class Association (IM20CA) at melges20.com.

ABOUT THE MELGES WORLD LEAGUE
The Melges World League is the ultimate one-design competition, uniting the Melges owners across the globe into one streamlined championship system. It is a season-long series that includes regattas hosted at the world's most desirable venues, featuring sailing's best owner/drivers and Corinthian sailors throughout North America, Europe and Asia. News, results and other info will be published online as it becomes available at melgesworldleague.com.

Sam Rogers

North American Melges 20 Fleet Press Officer

Mobile: (952) 426-2330

Skype: sam.rogers42

Joy Dunigan

International Melges 20 Class Press Coordinator

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Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 February 2017 )