Melges 20 Worlds: Raincheck For Racing
Published on September 30th, 2015
San Francisco, CA (September 30, 2015) – The first day of the 2015 Audi Melges 20 World Championship hosted by The San Francisco Yacht Club came to an early close for the 39-boat fleet when no wind meant no racing.
While the summer season finds the trademark westerly winds pumping through the Golden Gate Bridge, the fall climate on San Francisco Bay provide more of a mixed bag. Today’s bag just was empty.
The day got off to a very slow start with a more than two-hour long onshore postponement under grey, overcast skies and wet conditions. Teams congregated inside SFYC, sipping coffee and drinks as they waited patiently for news as to whether or not they would get to race today.
PRO Bruce Golison and his race management team studied the forecast diligently throughout the morning and well into the early afternoon. Golison eventually pulled the plug on what would have been the first day of racing at the 2015 World Championship.
For tomorrow, Golison is hopeful. “Based on the forecast, it looks like it will be a nice afternoon of sailing. We may postpone ashore initially, but we think that it could be a three race day, on the later afternoon side.”
Racing is scheduled on September 30 to October 3. Eleven races are planned, with one discard after six or more races.