Kuznetsov Takes Bullets at Melges 32 Worlds
Published on August 23rd, 2017
Cala Galera, Italy (Aug. 23, 2017) – The first day of the 2017 Melges 32 Boero World Championship in Cala Galera, Italy hosted by Circolo Nautico e Della Vela Argentario has concluded with two races, leaving the fleet to bask in Russian colors.
Pavel Kuznetsov’s TAVATUY with Evgeny Neugodnikov as tactician won both races today. He and his team earned a perfect score in the 10-12 knots of breeze out of the Northwest, which unmistakably reveals their intention, not to mention their potential. Although the event is quite young, they have confirmed that they are the team to beat.
It was also a very positive day for Giangicomo Serena di Lapigio’s G.SPOT representing Monaco. He submitted a 2-3 scoreline to now sit in second overall.
Andrea Lacorte’s VITAMINA AMERIKANA with Gabriele Benussi as tactician is seated third, and is the first of three Italian teams that round out the top five. Edoardo Pavesio’s FRA MARTINA, and Andrea Ferrari’s SPIRIT OF NERINA finished respectively in fourth and fifth.
The Corinthian division, as expected is incredibly close with only one point separating leader Martin Reintjes on CAIPIRINHA, followed by Francesco Graziani on VITAMINA in second.
The fleet hits the water again for Day Two with forecasts stating light air conditions may prevail with a warning at 13.00 (Italy).
The 2017 Melges 32 Boero World Championship continues through August 26.
TOP FIVE RESULTS (PRELIMINARY – After Two Races)
1.) Pavel Kuznetsov/Evgeny Neugodnikov, TAVATUY; 1-1 = 2
2.) Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio/Branko Brcin, G.SPOT; 2-3 = 5
3.) Andrea Lacorte/Gabriele Benussi, VITAMINA AMERIKANA; 5-4 = 9
4.) Edoardo Pavesio/Manuel Weiller Vidal, FRA MARTINA; 3-7 = 10
5.) Andrea Ferrari/Pietro Pietro Sibello, SPIRIT OF NERINA; 6-5 = 11
ENTRY LIST (Helm/Tactician)
1.) Martin Reintjies/Enrico Fonda, CAIPIRINHA (Corinthian)
2.) Ahmet Eker/Mike Buckley, EKER
3.) Edoardo Pavesio/Manuel Weiller Vidal, FRA MARTINA
4.) Matteo Balestrero/Daniele Cassinari, GIOGI
5.) Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio/Branko Brcin, G-SPOT
6.) Kilian Holzapfel/Frithjof Schwerdt, JUNIOR HOMANIT (Corinthian)
7.) Richard Goransson, Vasco Vascotto, INGA
8.) Christian Schwoerer/Nic Asher, LA PERICOLOSA
9.) Vincenzo Onorato/Cameron Appleton, MASCALZONE LATINO
10.) Lasse Petterson/Matteo Ivaldi, PIPPA
11.) Jens Khune/Stefano Cherin, SJAMBOK
12.) Andrea Ferrari/Pietro Pietro Sibello, SPIRIT OF NERINA
13.) Pavel Kuznetsov/Evgeny Neugodnikov, TAVATUY
14.) Edoardo Lupi-Massimo Pessina/Lorenzo Bressani, TORPYONE
15.) Francesco Graziani/Andrea Fornaro, VITAMINA (Corinthian)
16.) Andrea Lacorte/Gabriele Benussi, VITAMINA AMERIKANA
17.) Fritz Homann/Nico Celon, WILMA
Source: M32 Class