Showdown at Melges 20 Worlds
Published on April 6th, 2019
Miami, FL (April 6, 2019) – There is no doubt that the story of the day today at the Melges 20 World Championship is the ultra-tight racing that is ever-present in the fleet. Three days of racing are complete, and each day has resulted in a different leader. With two races left for tomorrow, who will take the Melges 20 World Championship crown?
Today, Alessandro Rombelli and his STIG team of Francesco Bruni, Giorgio Tortarolo, and Tea Faoro lead the pack of Melges 20s. Fleet newcomer from Colorado, Sam Barron-Fox won the first race of the day – a great showing and a perfect warm welcome to the Melges 20 fleet for the BOO-FU team.
Ten points separate the top four teams of STIG, KUAI, RUSSIAN BOGATYRS, and HEARTBREAKER; the stage is set for a showdown tomorrow.
Twenty-two teams representing nine countries are entered for the 2019 Melges 20 World Championship to be held April 4-7. Up to 10 races are scheduled for the fleet on Biscayne Bay.
Source: Melges Performance Sailboats