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Italy sweeps Melges 24 Worlds

Published on October 12th, 2019

Sardinia, Italy (October 12, 2019) – The history of the Melges 24 Class repeats itself: after the successful World Championship of Helsinki in 2017, the Italian crews onboard Maidollis (Overall) and Taki 4 (Corinthian) are again the Melges 24 World Champions.

Three races were on today, and the fight for both the overall and the Corinthian podium was open until the very leg of the final race completed in Villasimius, the 22nd edition of the Melges 24 World Championship.

With a tight competition between Gianluca Perego’s Maidollis (ITA), Bruce Ayres’ Monsoon (USA), and Andrea Pozzi’s Bombarda (ITA), that brought continuous changes all through the last day of racing, the Italians aboard Maidollis gained the victory only in the very last race of the series.

They managed to overcome Monsoon, leader of the ranking until that moment, putting the seal on the World title with a net total of 45 points. Monsoon closed in second (49 pt.), followed by an excellent and extremely consistent Bombarda (57 pt.).

The story was much similar also in the Corinthian division, where the Marco Zammarchi’s Taki 4 (ITA), already Corinthian World Champion in Miami and Helsinki, surpassed Storm Capital Sail Racing (NOR) with Peder Jahre in helm only in the last race.

The crew that had led the ranking until the very last day, the Lenny (EST) of Tõnu Tõniste, today had to give up ad leave room to the inexorable rhythm of Storm Capital Sail Racing and Taki 4, concluding the event in third place.

“We are extremely proud of having put the seal once again on this prestigious title, in a fleet that this year more than ever was competitive and extremely packed,” said Perego. “Congrats to our opponents, and to Monsoon and Bombarda in first place, who dueled with us until the last jibe.”

Racing was held from October 8 to 12.

For next year, the World Championship 2020 is scheduled for May 1-9 in the Charleston, USA while the European Championship 2020 will take place on September 5-12 in Portoroz, Slovenia.

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Final Results (Top 10 of 61; 10 races, 1 discard)
1. Maidollis, Perego Gianluca , ITA – 1 -17 -1 -2 -2 -6 -13 -[29] -1 -2 ; 45
2. Monsoon, Bruce Ayres , USA – 10 -5 -4 -6 -1 -9 -3 -[38] -3 -8 ; 49
3. Bombarda, Andrea Pozzi , ITA – 5 -6 -14 -1 -3 -1 -10 -3 -14 -[30] ; 57
4. Warcanoe, Michael Goldfarb , USA – 2 -1 -2 -16 -17 -21 -[62] -6 -8 -7 ; 80
5. Taki 4, Marco Zammarchi , ITA – 16 -4 -5 -17 -8 -[44] -31 -2 -11 -4 ; 98
6. Storm Capital Sail Racing, Sivert Denneche , NOR – 4 -24 -12 -9 -9 -26 -[27] -1 -4 -18 ; 107
7. Melgina, Paolo Brescia , ITA – 23 -11 -[29] -12 -6 -11 -8 -12 -2 -22 ; 107
8. Lenny, Tõnu Tõniste , EST – 6 -2 -24 -4 -15 -8 -24 -13 -[26] -12 ; 108
9. Altea, Andrea Racchelli , ITA – [62] -18 -3 -19 -10 -17 -9 -11 -12 -15 ; 114
10. Mikey, Kevin Welch , USA – [62] -33 -15 -3 -5 -29 -5 -23 -6 -1 ; 120

Source: Melges 24 Class

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