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Up for grabs at Melges 20 Worlds

Published on October 12th, 2018

Cagliari, Italy (October 12, 2018) – Three additional races were completed today at the 2018 Melges 20 World Championship, bringing the number of completed races to six, which also prompts a discard of each teams worst score.

With the results shuffled and settled, Italy’s Filippo Pacinotti (Manu Weiller, tactician) at the helm of BRONTOLO remains in the lead for a second consecutive day. Lurking in second place is Igor Rytov’s RUSSIAN BOGATYRS (Kostantin Besputin, tactician), and defending World Champion Drew Freides’ PACIFIC YANKEE (Morgan Reeser, tactician) sits third.

The first race of the day (Race Four) got underway in 10-15 knots of breeze out of the South with Pacinotti picking up where he left off yesterday, collecting another bullet – his second of the event. Achille Onorato’s MASCALZONE LATINO JR. (Paul Goodison, tactician) achieved his best score thus far crossing the finish line in second place, followed by Rytov.

Rytov rallied back to win Race Five taking over the event lead. Things ‘got real’ for Pacinotti as a mid-fleet finish temporarily slipped him back into second place. American Alexis Michas at the helm of MIDNIGHT SUN (Mark Mendelblatt, tactician) found a ray of light to finish second. Stefano Visintin racing KINDAKO (Matteo Ivaldi, tactician) was another new face that found his way to the forefront of the fleet to take third.

Freides reminded the fleet that he is the reigning World Champion with a phenomenal win in Race Six. Right behind him, Rytov crossed the line to take second. Pacinotti’s third place finish was enough (with the overall discard) to put him back into the event lead. Dario Levi’s FREMITO D’ARJA and Oleg Evdokimenko’s KOTYARA finished the race in fourth and fifth respectively.

Although all eyes are on the top three, there is the impressive first Corinthian player seated in fourth overall. Russia’s Alexander Mikhaylik and his all-amateur crew aboard ALEX TEAM delivered an all-top-ten-finish performance today, sending him up the charts and into the top five. Vladimir Prosikhin’s NIKA is in fifth.

The final day of World Championship racing resumes tomorrow at 13.00.

The schedule includes up to 10 races held October 10-13.

Day Three Results (Top 10 of 36; 6 races, 1 discard)
1. BRONTOLO, Filippo Pacinotti , ITA – 4 -8 -1 -1 -[21] -3 ; 17
2. RUSSIAN BOGATYRS, Igor Rytov , RUS – 7 -[12] -6 -4 -1 -2 ; 20
3. PACIFIC YANKEE, Drew Freides , USA – 1 -4 -[13] -11 -4 -1 ; 21
4. ALEX TEAM, Alexander Mikhaylik , RUS – [28] -7 -4 -4 -7 -8 ; 30
5. NIKA, Vladimir Prosikhin , RUS – 2 -5 -10 -8 -[14] -6 ; 31
6. OLEANDER, James Wilson , USA – 11 -1 -2 -7 -[17] -15 ; 36
7. RAYA, Matteo Marenghi Vaselli , ITA – 9 -14 -3 -6 -[25] -7 ; 39
8. PIROGOVO, Alexander Ezhkov , RUS – 6 -6 -18 -5 -10 -[20] ; 45
9. MAG TINY, Krzysztof Krempec , POL – 3 -[21] -5 -20 -6 -12 ; 46
10. FREMITO D’ARJA, Dario Levi , UK – [24] -3 -21 -16 -8 -4 ; 52

Event detailsResultsFacebook

MELGES 20 WORLD CHAMPIONS
2017 (USA) – Drew Freides, PACIFIC YANKEE
2016 (USA) – Michael Illbruck, PINTA
2015 (USA) – John Kilroy, Jr., SAMBA PA TI
2014 (USA) – John Kilroy, Jr., SAMBA PA TI
2013 (USA) – John Taylor, NINKASI

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