Melges 32 Worlds (Photo by Max Ranchi)

Melges 32 Worlds (Photo by Max Ranchi)

Cala Galera, Italy (Aug. 24, 2017) – The 2017 MELGES 32 BOERO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP hosted by CIRCOLO NAUTICO E DELLA VELA ARGENTARIOcame to life today, adding three more fierce races to the scoreboard under slightly breezy conditions.

Standing firm at the top once again is Russia’s Pavel Kuznetsov at the helm of TAVATUY (Evgeny Neugodnikov, tactician). His big risks, apparent aggressiveness and very few tactical mistakes paid off big as he further extended his lead by a couple of points.

Melges 32 Worlds (Photo by Max Ranchi)

Melges 32 Worlds (Photo by Max Ranchi)

Just behind are some of his biggest adversaries, including Edoardo Lupi and Massimo Pessina (Lorenzo Bressani, tactician) sailing TORPYONE. Their 6-2-1 daily score is a vast improvement over yesterday’s 7-8, moving them up to second place.

Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio’s G.SPOT (Branko Brcin, tactician) experienced a mediocre day on the race course. In particular, a scoring set-back in Race Four dropped them into third.

In contrast, Race Four was a banner heat for Melges 32 Class stalwart Edoardo Pavesio’s FRA MARTINA (Manuel Weiller Vidal, tactician) as he earned a valuable bullet, enabling him to remain in fourth.

Matteo Balestrero proved that patience and small steps can mean big movement. Thanks to a subtle 3-9-3 scoreline, he and his GIOGI team have now emerged into the top five.

Notable kudos go out to Vincenzo Onorato’s MASCALZONE LATINO (Cameron Appleton, tactician) for a nice, well-deserved win in Race Three.

The Corinthian division standings remain very close with little change from Day One. The all Italian teams of Martin Reintjes’ CAIPIRINHA (Enrico Fonda, tactician) and Francesco Graziani’s VITAMINA (Andrea Fornaro, tactician) are still first and second respectively.

Tomorrow will mark the third day of competition and for some, it will be the last opportunity to ‘move up’ as with the completion of Race Six, each team will discard their worst performance.

The first warning on Friday will be 13.00 (Italy).

Melges 32 Worlds (Photo by Max Ranchi)

Melges 32 Worlds (Photo by Max Ranchi)

The Melges 32 World Championship presented by Boero Yacht Coatings is proudly supported by Helly Hansen, Toremar, North Sails, Garmin Marine Italia, Lavazza and Barracuda Communication.

MEDIA AND RACING COVERAGE
As with all Melges 32 events around the world, racing updates will be posted online at the OFFICIAL MELGES 32 FACEBOOK PAGE. Tune in for the latest racing information, results, video interviews, and photos. Race reports, press releases and photos will be available online each day post-racing at MELGES32.COM.

Melges 32 Worlds (Photo by Max Ranchi)

Melges 32 Worlds (Photo by Max Ranchi)

TOP FIVE RESULTS (PRELIMINARY – After Five Races)
1.) Pavel Kuznetsov/Evgeny Neugodnikov, TAVATUY; 1-1-2-5-10 = 19
2.) Edoardo Lupi-Massimo Pessina/Lorenzo Bressani, TORPYONE; 7-8-6-2-1 = 24
3.) Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio/Branko Brcin, G.SPOT; 2-3-4-14-2 = 25
4.) Edoardo Pavesio/Manuel Weiller Vidal, FRA MARTINA; 3-7-8-1-7 = 26
5.) Matteo Balestrero/Daniele Cassinari, GIOGI; 12-6-3-9-3 = 33
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Melges 32 Worlds (Photo by Max Ranchi)

Melges 32 Worlds (Photo by Max Ranchi)

TOP FIVE RESULTS (2017 Melges 32 World League, Four Events Completed)
1.) Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio, G.SPOT = 72 pts.
2.) Edoardo Lupi/Massimo Pessina, TORPYONE = 68 pts.
3.) Andrea Lacorte, VITAMINA AMERIKANA = 65 pts.
4.) Matteo Balestrero, GIOGI = 63 pts.
5.) Pavel Kuznetsov, TAVATUY; 60 pts.

Melges 32 Worlds (Photo by Max Ranchi)

Melges 32 Worlds (Photo by Max Ranchi)

Melges 32 Worlds (Photo by Max Ranchi)

Melges 32 Worlds (Photo by Max Ranchi)


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Audi melges 32 napoli  2014. Naples, Italy (Photo by Max Ranchi )

13 APRIL 2014

Naples, Italy – The 2014 Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series, Event No. 1 in Naples, Italy has concluded with the completion of six races leaving Andrea Ferrari’s Spirit of Nerina as champion!

Audi melges 32 napoli  2014. Naples, Italy (Photo by Max Ranchi )

Audi melges 32 napoli 2014. Naples, Italy (Photo by Max Ranchi )

 A complete lack of breeze prevented the final two races in the eight part series to run, obligating PRO Costanzo Villa to declare the regatta finished.

Audi melges 32 napoli  2014. Naples, Italy (Photo by Max Ranchi )

Audi melges 32 napoli 2014. Naples, Italy (Photo by Max Ranchi )

 After Saturday nights protests, some of the results changed.

Audi melges 32 napoli  2014. Naples, Italy (Photo by Max Ranchi )

Audi melges 32 napoli 2014. Naples, Italy (Photo by Max Ranchi )

  However, Ferrari’s Melges 32 – Spirit of Nerina remained in first overall over second place Edoardo Lupi’s Torpyone, and Alessandro Rombelli’s Azimut by STIG in third.

Among other winners are Valentin Zavadnikov’s Synergy GT in fourth, and fleet new comer Arturo di Lorenzo’s Malafammena with a brilliant fifth place finish.

Audi melges 32 napoli  2014. Naples, Italy (Photo by Max Ranchi )

Audi melges 32 napoli 2014. Naples, Italy (Photo by Max Ranchi )

 

With Naples complete, the next act of the 2014 Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series will resume in Porto Ercole, Italy on May 16-18.

 The Naples edition is organised by B.Plan Sport&Events in cooperation with Melges Europe hosted by the Comitato Grande Vela.

In addition to main sponsor Audi, the Audi Tron is supported by official sponsors Kuehne+Nagel, Torqeedo electric motors and technical partners such as the Ente Fiera di Genova, Nespresso and Olicor.

TOP FIVE RESULTS (After Six Races – FINAL)

1.) Andrea Ferrari/Roberto Spata, Spirit of Nerina; 4-2-1-[7]-1-2 = 10

2.) Alessandro Rombelli/Freddy Loof, Azimut by STIG; 3-[12]-2-5-3-6 = 19

3.) Edoardo Lupi/Lorenzo Bressani, Torpyone; 6-3-5-1-[11]-5 = 21

4.) Valentin Zavadnikov – Leonid Lebedev/Michele Ivaldi, Synergy GT; 1-[9]-8-4-7-4 = 24

5.) Arturo di Lorenzo/Matteo Ivaldi, Malafemmena; 9-10-[11]-3-2-3 = 27

FULL PROVISIONAL RESULTS:

Bow # SAIL # BOAT NAME OWNER TACTICIAN Race 1 Race 2  Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 TOTAL
1 173 ITA173 Spirit of Nerina Andrea Ferrari Roberto Spata 4 4 2 2 1 1 7 7 1 1 2 2 10
2 065 ITA065 Azimut by STIG Alessandro Rombelli Freddy Loof 3 3 12 12 2 2 5 5 3 3 6 6 19
3 487 ITA487 Torpyone Edoardo Lupi Lorenzo Bressani 6 6 4 4 5 5 1 1 11 11 5 5 21
4 077 RUS013 Synergy GT Valetin Zavadnikov / Leonid Lebedev Michele Ivaldi 1 1 9 9 8 8 4 4 7 7 4 4 24
5 179 ITA179 Malafemmena Arturo Di Lorenzo Matteo Ivaldi 9 9 10 10 11 11 3 3 2 2 3 3 27
6 021 ITA021 Mascalzone Latino Vicenzo Onorato Nick Rogers 10 10 1 1 3 3 8 8 8 8 12 12 30
7 187 ITA187 Giacomel Audi E-Tron Mauro Mocchegiani Branko Brcin 2 2 5 5 7 7 11 11 9 9 7 7 30
8 181 MON181 G SPOT Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio Hugo Rocha 8 8 7 7 10 10 6 6 DSQ 14 1 1 32
9 667 ITA667 Brontolo HH Filippo Pacinotti Gabrio Zandona 7 7 6 6 9 9 2 2 10 10 8 8 32
10 223 RUS223 Tavatuy Pavel Kuznetsov Evgeniy Neugodnikov 5 5 3 3 12 12 10 10 6 6 9 9 33
11 172 ITA172 Celadrin VITAMINA Andrea Lacorte Andrea Fornaro 12 12 8 8 4 4 9 9 5 5 10 10 36
12 176 ITA176 Margherita Roberto Mazzucato Daniele Cassinari 11 11 11 11 6 6 12 12 4 4 11 11 43
13 185 ITA185 RIMYG Valerio Bartoleschi Filippo D’Arrigo 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 13 13 64

Audi melges 32 napoli  2014. Naples, Italy (Photo by Max Ranchi )

Audi melges 32 napoli 2014. Naples, Italy (Photo by Max Ranchi )