Photo: Carlo Borlenghi
The Cagliari edition of the Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series exploded into life today with three races being completed in near perfect, ten to twelve knot, Mediterranean conditions. As expected, the racing was of the highest quality with the teams having to use every ounce of their skill and expertise to gain any advantage.
The crews arriving at the dock this morning were greeted by clear blue skies accompanied by a warm, gentle breeze. Following the skippers briefing, where the fleet were reminded by Chief Umpire Luca Babini of his intention to strictly enforce the class concerning bowsprits, all the boats left the dock well in advance of the 12.30 scheduled start time. Outside out of the confines of the harbour the breeze was solid and racing was able to start on time.