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Early lead for Italy at Melges 24 Worlds

Published on October 8th, 2019

Sardinia, Italy (October 8, 2019) – The Melges 24 World Championship 2019 began today with a medium-light breeze from the northern quadrants for the opening three races that resulted in the Andrea Pozzi’s Italian team onboard Bombarda to take the lead with a 5-6-2. But Pozzi’s lead is just one point ahead of the Estonian entry Lenny of Tõnu Tõniste, second overall while also the top Corinthian team.

“An incredible debut, but cannot get too excited: the series is still extremely long and we must remain focused to give our best in each race,” share Pozzi. “The fleet is balanced and competitive, as shown by the continuous upheavals in today’s ranking, every point lost or gained can make the difference.”

The European Champions on board Maidollis with Carlo Fracassoli gained the first bullet while the second and third victory of the day went, in order, went to Americans – Michael Goldfarb’s Warcanoe and to Kevin Welch’s Mikey with Jeff Madrigali in helm.

The race winners of the Corinthian division were Miles Quinton’s Gill Race Team with Geoff Carveth helming in races one and three; and Tõnu Tõniste’s Lenny in race two.

Races will resume tomorrow with up to three more races planned.

Twelve races and one discard are planned from October 8 to 12.

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Day One Results (Top 10 of 61; 3 races)
1. Bombarda, Andrea Pozzi , ITA – 5 -6 -2 ; 13
2. Lenny, Tõnu Tõniste , EST – 6 -2 -6 ; 14
3. Maidollis, Perego Gianluca , ITA – 1 -17 -3 ; 21
4. Taki 4, Marco Zammarchi , ITA – 16 -4 -5 ; 25
5. Strambapapà, Michele Paoletti , ITA – 11 -12 -10 ; 33
6. Monsoon, Bruce Ayres , USA – 10 -5 -21 ; 36
7. Full Throttle, Brian Porter , USA – 8 -10 -18 ; 36
8. Gill Race Team, Miles Quinton , GBR – 3 -31 -4 ; 38
9. Seven_Five_Nine, Ákos Csoltó , HUN – 18 -8 -14 ; 40
10. White Room, Michael Tarabochia , GER – 15 -14 -12 ; 41

Source: Melges 24 Class

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