One thing you might guess about a person who owns a Melges 32 is that they like to be fast and first. We suspect that’s why Daniel Thielman, owner of the Melges 32 Kuai, who won his class in the 2017 Rolex Big Boat Series, was also first with the holiday spirit at Corinthian Yacht Club in downtown Tiburon. Kuai has nothing on her race schedule until the Corinthian Midwinters on January 20-21, so he gathered the crew for some post-race festivities without actually racing.
It’s not all chill time this winter. While Kuai is waiting for the 2018 racing season to begin Daniel will fit in some Melges 20 racing back East.