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2010 California Cup Kick-Off

20 August 2010

As published by Scuttlebutt - The Melges 32 fleet has packed up and moved on from the light and variable conditions in the Midwest, and has based itself in San Francisco for the first annual Melges 32 California Cup. Not only will this event be a highly talented and competitive regatta, but it also signifies the final stage of preparation for most teams before the Melges 32 Pre-Worlds and Worlds in late September. While the goal will certainly be to win this event, teams will be careful not to show their "hand" so they do not give anything away before the Worlds. While not every team that is competing in the worlds will be here at the Cal Cup, most will.

The Samba team gathered on Wednesday morning at the St. Francis Yacht Club for the first of 2 practice sessions before racing begins on Friday. With typical San Francisco Bay conditions of 15-20 and sunny skies, we were all reminded of what a great venue this is for racing Melges 32s and why San Francisco is amongst the favorite places to sail for people who have had the opportunity to race here. -- Read on:http://42marine.com/up-next-m32-cal-cup/

* The San Francisco Melges Race Week 2010 is a standalone event open to the Melges 20, 24 and 32 classes that includes the US Gold Cup and the inaugural Melges California Cup, hosted by The San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere. Event website: http://www.california-cup.com/