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International Melges 20 World Championship at Coconut Grove Sailing Club - Day 1

by Hannah Noll 4 Apr 23:16 PDT 4 -7 April 2019

Melges 20 sailors are dancing tonight after a lively first day at the 2019 Melges 20 World Championship. Daniel Thielman's KUAI (USA) and Cesar Gomes Neto's Portobello (BRA) each won a race today.

After last night's dancing and celebrations, sailors were greeted in this morning with fog and rain. After a period of postponement, the first race began at 1530. With cloud cover persisting throughout the day, there was a breeze of 9-14 knots and waves on Biscayne Bay. Melges 20 Worlds is hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club with support from Shake-A-Leg and Melges Performance Sailboats.

With ten races scheduled, it's still anyone's game. But Daniel Thielman's KUAI along with Rayleen Thielman, Jeremy Wilmot and Alec Anderson had a strong start, earning second place in the first race and winning the second race. Following Thielman after the first day are Igor Rytov, Robert Hughes, Cesar Gomes Neto, and Robert Wilber. Rhonda Joyce, an absolute staple and great supporter of the Melges 20 Class, leads in the Corinthian Division; she sponsored the Opening Ceremony along with Rob Wilber to kick off with a great celebration and live music. Racing continues the next three days.

Results after Day 1:

PosBow NoSail NoYacht NameSkipper / CrewR1R2Pts
176  USA 7676KuaiDaniel Thielman / Jeremy Wilmot / Alec Anderson / Rayleen Thielman213
2898  RUS 898Russian BogatyrsIgor Rytov / Besputin Konstantin / Sergeev Anton347
388  USA 88HeartbreakerRobert Hughes / Manu Weiller / Federico Michetti628
4190  BRA 190PortobelloCesar Gomes Neto / Cesar Gomes / Thiago Fett / John Bowden11011
5414  USA 414CinghialeRobert Wilber / Charlie McKee / Matt Woodworth5712
614  USA 14Red Sky Sailing TeamPaul Reilly / Andy Burdick / Joey Melo10313
7306  USA 306TalismanJohn Sommi / Victor Diaz de Leon / Jeff Reynolds9615
8312  ARG 1Eulogia G3BAU Sailing TeamLuigi Giannattasio / Col Sébastien / Salvà Federica / Gabbi Francesco11920
9309  RUS 309NikaVladimir Prosikhin / Morgan Reeser / Charlie Smythe41721
1065  ITA 65STIGAlessandro Rombelli / Francesco Bruni / Giorgio Tortarolo / Tea Faoro16521
11250  USA 250Boo‑FuSam Barron‑Fox / Chris Draper / Simon Hiscocks8ZFP21
1215  AUS 308Dark StarJohn Bacon / Darren Jones / David Swampson / Danielle Smythe71623
13305  USA 305Midnight SunAlexis Michas / Sam Rogers / John Wallace131326
14303  USA 303Midnight BlueJason Michas / Scott Nixon / Keiran Searle151227
1523  SWE 202IntermezzoJohannes Lind Widestam / Jonas Kjellberg / Tomislav Basic141428
16217  ITA 217Caipirinha JRAlessandro Agostinelli / Gabriele Benussi / Francesco Rubagotti201131
17214  CAN 214Grinning Streak (C)Rhonda Joyce / Jeremy Edwards / Tony Bowman171532
18228  USA 228Electric BlueTim Desmond / Jim Myers / Justin Hood122234
19222  ITA 149SestelementoOscar Farace / Mattia De Bernardi / Francesco Ivaldi / Francesco De Bernardi181836
20290  USA 290Blind SquirrelJohn Brown / Jeff Bonanni / Jimmy Kennedy / Danielle Septembre191938
218  GER 161Mojito (Shimmer) (C)Florian Rixner / Norbert Peter / Elena Rixner222042
22238  USA 238The 300Steven Boho / Chad Hough / Ted Keller212142

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