The Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2016 was opened today with skippers meeting on the terrace of the Yachting Club Portorož. Michael Good, the IM24CA Exec. Com. Member Europe welcomed the sailors on behalf of the International Melges association and introduced the principal race officer Bojan Gale as well as the jury chairman Uroš Žvan.
Afterwards, the fleet of 26 boats was sent out in what looked like a promising breeze. One attempt at a start was made before the wind flipped and new breeze tried to fill in. At moments the situation seemed quite promising but the wind never stabilized for long enough. The calm air was broken again later in the afternoon and a second attempt was made. However, after the start it became soon clear nothing much was going to happen and sailing was quickly abandoned for the day.
Racing resumes tomorrow at 10 am with four races scheduled.