Mykonos Race. Could this Be A Champagne Race?

By Richard Crockett

The 30th Mykonos Race from Cape Town to Club Mykonos in Langebaan starts tomorrow morning in Table Bay, and competitors are likely to have some champagne sailing conditions as the day progresses.

For those who have not entered, eat your hearts out as you may well miss out on a glorious 60 nautical mile downwind dash.

Not being a fan of long-range forecasts, and with the start now less that 24-hours away, some indication of what Aeolus will dish out is necessary. So according to PredictWind, the start is likely to be on the light side, with southerly winds building slowly as the day progresses, all the while building up to 20-plus knots late in the afternoon.

If Aeolus does dish up these conditions, it could well be spinnakers up all the way – and how special that would be!

Have a look at this PowerPoint Weather Outlook for the race, with visuals from PredictWind, HERE:  Mykonos 2020 Weather outlook

The excitement is already palpable, the 68 competing boats are prepared, and the crew are itching to get to sea. So follow the race on the tracker HERE

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