Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Act One

Miami, Florida December 12 – 14


Macatawa Bay Yacht Club was well represented at the Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series. Act One of the series saw thirty one teams from around the world compete.

Conditions on days one and two saw fluky, unpredictable winds with many changes in direction making for challenging racing. Day three was a light air race to finish the six race event.

MBYC sailors and other sailors with local connections participated. Morgan Kiss, sailing her family’s Bacio, led our local sailors with a 13th. Robert Hughes sailing Heartbreaker scored a 20th. Tony Tab with Steve Sisson and Justin Hood scored 22nd. Other sailors with a “local connection” included Drew Wierda’s Peshmerga, in 15th and Brian Hill’s Atlas in 18th.

Midnight Blue from the New York Yacht Club won the regatta.

image courtesy of Melges 20 Association