The Melges 24 Worlds fleet has dusted the rust off today with a practice race in 16-18 knots. We have 74 teams, 14 nations, and 12 races to find out who is the best. There are about 15-16 teams that could take the title of the 2016 Melges 24 World Champions. We are excited to have a great team here in Miami. Chris Rast (SUI) is holding on to the stick in the back of the boat, Pade Zaugg (SUI) is in charge of the boat’s direction, Udo Moser (AUT) is pulling the line attached to the gennacker, and Matteo Ferraglia (ITA) and Dani Rast (USA) are taking care of business on the pointy end.
The EFG boat was safely transported to Miami via container with Gebrüder Weiss. Last week the team was able to put all the pieces together and go sailing. We have a lot of work to do the next few days, the team is doing well and we are focusing on doing the small things correctly and continuing to improve every race. This has been said before, but that doesn’t make it less important. Sailing is like many sports, when you get complacent your performance suffers.
Tomorrow the first start is at 1030. Anderson Reggio is our PRO this weekend and we are happy to have him on the water. We will keep you up to date!