Here is another regatta where we will be watching with particular attention: tomorrow in Miami starts the world championship in the yacht class Melges 20.
Miami, know, far, but because of the yacht under the Russian flag this time only two, but both are among the main contenders for victory. Speech (of course, you understand) – “Russian knights” Igor Rytov and “Nike” Vladimir Prosikhin.
Both crews the water area of the yacht club Coconut Grove Sailing Club are very familiar. Recall, for example, that just three weeks ago there was held the third stage of the Melges 20 Miami Winter Series, and the first then was Nika, but the Russian Bogatyrs took the second place.
The regatta will be attended by 23 teams from nine countries. Most of all, of course, owners-Americans – 10 crews! According to the forecast in the coming days the weather will be very comfortable. 25 – 27 degrees Celsius, the wind – 9 – 15 knots.
And the last one. Yesterday, the two control the race. The first STIG won the Italian skipper Alessandro Romelli. The second “Heroes” Rytov.
We personally like the second option much more.
A list of applied teams
What do you think?