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

4 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.

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.

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 InstagramTwitter and YouTube. Tune in for the latest racing information, results, video interviews and photos at melges20.com.

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