Melges 32 Sailing Series Malcesine day 2

Melges 32 Sailing Series. Photo: L.Bianchi-Images Sail - copyright
The Peler, the typical Northern wind of Lake Garda, was the ingredient on the menu on the second day of the Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series.

Blowing sometimes with violence from early morning, the Peler reached peaks of over 30 knots around mid-day, requiring the postponement of the warning signal for a couple of hours.

Leader of race one of the day (the fourth of the series) was Carlo Alberini's Calvi Network, who is, as usual, at ease with the strong breeze. Helmed by the President of the International Melges 32 Class Association, Alberini, with Enrico Fonda as tactician, left behind Filippo Pacinotti's Brontolo HH and Mauro Mocchegiani's Rush Diletta. Mocchegiani and tactician Matteo Ivaldi improved their results, compared to Friday's lackluster performance and could be awarded as Boat of the Day.

After the first race, the Race Committee immediately gave start to the second in anticipation of the arrival of a turbulent front. With the wind slightly down, the race went to Vincenzo Onorato's Mascalzone Latino, which has long battled with Roberto Tomasini Grinover's Robertissima. It was Robertissima's best performance of the season.

Overnight leader Edoardo Pavesio on Audi F.lli Giacomel Fra Martina was confirmed as overall leader and holds a six point margin over Pacinotti and Tomasini Grinover. In fourth and fifth positions are Jason Carroll and his Argo Team and Marc de Antonio's Bribon-Movistar, which has lost important points after two performances.

The fourth stage of the Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series will conclude tomorrow.

In an attempt to complete the series, Fabio Barrasso has set the warning signal at 10.00 tomorrow. With six races completed one discard will be counted.

Melges 32 Sailing Series - Malcesine
1ITA 191Pavesio Edoardo/Vanni, Benussi GabrieleAUDI F.LLI GIACOMEL FRAMARTINA19,042175
2ITA 667Pacinotti Filippo, Cassinari DanieleBRONTOLO HH25,073229
3AUT 1Tomasini Roberto Grinover, Favini FlavioROBERTISSIMA25,027543
4USA 128Carrol Jason, Ogletree CharlieARGO30,064956
5ESP 226De Antonio Marc, Araujo GonzaloBRIBON32,0164910
6ITA 186Alberini Carlo, Fonda EnricoCALVI NETWORK33,0551218
7ITA 2121Onorato Vincenzo, Wilmot NathanMASCALZONE LATINO34,0910661
8ITA 187Mocchegiani Mauro, Matteo IvaldiRUSH DILETTA34,0109832
9ITA 212Cirillo Lanfranco, Paoletti MicheleFANTASTICA35,08110104
10ITA 177Battistella Ferdinando, Fracassoli CarloQUANTUM DIVA40,03811117
11GBR 121Coleridge Simon, Collins TimVELVET ELVIS49,0dnf113812
12FRA 202Cruette Jean Francois, Francois BernacTEASING MACHINE53,0111271211
  penalties score:
 ITA 667Pacinotti Filippo, Cassinari DanieleBRONTOLO HHprova 23, 3 --> 5 punti, zfp
 AUT 1Tomasini Roberto Grinover, Favini FlavioROBERTISSIMAprova 27, 7 --> 9 punti, zfp
 AUT 1Tomasini Roberto Grinover, Favini FlavioROBERTISSIMAprova 35, 5 --> 7 punti, zfp
 ESP 226De Antonio Marc, Araujo GonzaloBRIBONprova 26, 6 --> 8 punti, zfp
 ITA 186Alberini Carlo, Fonda EnricoCALVI NETWORKprova 25, 5 --> 7 punti, zfp
 ITA 2121Onorato Vincenzo, Wilmot NathanMASCALZONE LATINOprova 210, 10 --> 12 punti, zfp
 ITA 187Mocchegiani Mauro, Matteo IvaldiRUSH DILETTAprova 29, 9 --> 11 punti, zfp
 ITA 212Cirillo Lanfranco, Paoletti MicheleFANTASTICAprova 310, 10 --> 12 punti, zfp
 GBR 121Coleridge Simon, Collins TimVELVET ELVISprova 211,11- 13 punti, zfp

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