Thielman Leads at Melges 20 Worlds
Published on April 4th, 2019
Miami, FL (April 4, 2019) – Melges 20 sailors had a lively first day at the 2019 Melges 20 World Championship. On the first day of racing, sailors were greeted 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.
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. Daniel Thielman’s KUAI (USA) and Cesar Gomes Neto’s PORTOBELLO (BRA) each won a race today.
Following Thielman today 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.
Twenty-two teams representing nine countries are entered for the 2019 Melges 20 World Championship to be held April 4-7. Up to 10 races are scheduled for the fleet on Biscayne Bay.
Source: Melges Performance Sailboats