Wednesday, August 18, 2010

2010 Melges California Cup

San Francisco, August 17, 2010
The San Francisco Yacht Club, Belvedere, CA: With only three days to go, the
final event of the 2010 Melges California Cup is shaping up to be a great one:
three days of intense racing on the Olympic Circle in San Francisco in summer
breeze will help the dozen Melges 32s in attendance gear-up for their Worlds
in September. As for the Melges 24s, it will be all or nothing to see who will win
the US Gold Cup and be the first to hoist the inaugural Melges California Cup.
So far, Scotch Bonnet (USA 52) from San Diego is leading with 54pts, followed
by Personal Puff (USA 657) from Lake Tahoe with 59pts, and San Francisco
competitor Bones (USA 77) in third with 95pts. With eight races scheduled, the
competition is far from over.

As a special treat for all sailors, Trumer Pils beer will be delivered by flagship
to each sailing crew as they finish for the ride back to the après racing party --
where Trumer Pils will flow liberally. With a band and dock party each evening; a
Melges Clinic hosted by some of the top names in the sport on Saturday; and an
awards ceremony with prizes from Melges, SailFast, and WRI on Sunday -- the
action and fun both on and off the water is guaranteed.