2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda

2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship
Joy Dunigan
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Registration, measurement and practice day are officially complete at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. An unprecedented 57 entries will take to the starting line tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 August for the first of four competitive days of premium performance racing.

2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship
Joy Dunigan

The weather pattern in Garda over the last few days has been a bit on the light and rainy side. Even today, teams waited for several hours before leaving the docks to practice due to no breeze. They tinkered with the boats, walked the docks, had lunch at some of Riva's beautiful outdoor cafe's, while others relaxed in the Audi hospitality area and caught-up up on sleep due to jetlag. The breeze came up around 3 p.m. and teams rushed off the docks to practice. Unfortunately, no practice race was held as a storm developed with incredible wind forcing everyone back to shore.

2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship
Joy Dunigan

The entry list is star-studded, not to mention loaded from top to bottom with some of the very best amatuer drivers in the world.

'It is impossible to predict what will happen on Lake Garda over the next few days and with 57 teams on the line it will surely will be a spectacular event,' said International Audi Melges 20 Class Chairman, Manfredi Vianini Tolomei. 'So much work has gone into making the next four days unforgettable. From the Melges organization, to the International Class Association as well as the regional fleets, everyone has worked very hard to make it the greatest regatta ever. We are happy to have so many entries and among them, two lady helms as well as three youth sailors - one of them also a helm.'

2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship
Joy Dunigan

'The Audi Melges 20 is fitting for sailors of every age, gender and level of experience. I am very proud to chair this class and think that on Lake Garda, our owners will race hard with great sportsmanship, honesty and through many friendships,' concluded Vianini Tolomei.

Racing commences at 12:30 p.m. with a maximum of three races scheduled.

 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship Current Entries:

  Sail NumberYacht NameOwner's NameHome PortYacht TypeLength

1.ITA 2053mendaFederico AlbanoLa Spezia, ITAAudi Melges 2020
2.CZE 180AlohaJan KucharPrague, Czech rep, CZEAudi Melges 2020
3.RUS 36AnnaVladimir SilkinMoscow, RUSAudi Melges 2020
4.RUS 7ANYWAYANYDAYKirill PodolskyRUSAudi Melges 2020
5.ITA 106Asante Sana Sailing TeamClaudio DuttoRiva del Garda, Trento, ITAAudi Melges 2020
6.ITA 124Audi G-Tron F.lli GiacomelRoberto MartinezMilano, MI, ITAAudi Melges 2020
7.CAN 170Batteries 4 BacioRhonda JoyceToronto, Ont, CANAudi Melges 2020
8.USA 231Blind SquirrelJohn BrownPhiladelphia, PA, USAAudi Melges 2020
9.ITA 149CAMAYLauro BonoraFerrara, Ferrara, ITAAudi Melges 2020
10.ITA 027ChimeraMarco GambarellaPalermo, Palermo, ITAAudi Melges 2020
11.SUI 206Cold DuckAugust SchramBad Goisern, Öberösterreich, AUSAudi Melges 2020
12.JPN 277ContiousNorikatsu AizawaFujisawa, Kanagawa, JPNAudi Melges 2020
13.MON 81CustomlyCorrado AgustaMonaco, MONAudi Melges 2020
14.GER 135FantastichinaFritz HomannMünchen, BY, GERAudi Melges 2020
15.RUS 262Fly or dieDenis LankinRUSAudi Melges 2020
16.ITA 50Fremito D'arjaDario LeviLondon, GBRAudi Melges 2020
17.ITA 181HannekenSimone AnichiniFlorence, ITAAudi Melges 2020
18.GER 164HellcatJuergen FuchsMunich, Bavaria, GERAudi Melges 2020
19.ITA 157ITA 157Francesco FarnetiRimini, ITAAudi Melges 2020
20.RUS 047KotyaraOleg EvdokimenkoMoscow, RUSAudi Melges 2020
21.ITA 107LeviathanDavide Albertini PetroniMilano, ITAAudi Melges 2020
22.MON 108LuciferMatteo Marenghi VaselliFontvieille, MONAudi Melges 2020
23.JPN 271Mamma Aiuto!Naofumi KameiTokio, Baleares, JPNAudi Melges 2020
24.ITA 167MaolcaManfredi Vianini TolomeiMilan, ITAAudi Melges 2020
25.GER 204MaroiJan KowalskiMünchen, BY, GERAudi Melges 2020
26.ITA 23Mascalzone LatinoAchille OnoratoMilano, ITAAudi Melges 2020
27.ITA 192Mezza LunaMarco FranchiniITAAudi Melges 2020
28.MON 333Monaco Racing FleetGuido MianiMonaco, MONAudi Melges 2020
29.MON 104Money TimePhilippe PizzichiniMonaco, MONAudi Melges 2020
30.AUT 159N.N.Klaus SchoberZell am See, AUTAudi Melges 2020
31.USA 1315NinkasiJohn TaylorJupiter, FL, USAAudi Melges 2020
32.RUS 173Ost LegalVladimir LipavskyMoscow, RUSAudi Melges 2020
33.RUS 44Ottobre RossoArtem KuznetsovRUSAudi Melges 2020
34.ITA 112Peccere'Mirko de FalcoNapoli, ITAAudi Melges 2020
35.RUS 002Pirogovo SailingAlexandr EzhkovMoscow, RUSAudi Melges 2020
36.ITA 136RafficaPasquale OrofinoNaples, ITAAudi Melges 2020
37.USA 14Red Sky Sailing TeamPaul ReillyChicago, IL, USAAudi Melges 2020
38.RUS 156RUS 156 QUANTUMMarina ChubkinaRUSAudi Melges 2020
39.ITA 199Rush Diletta PRIMEDMauro MocchegianiITAAudi Melges 2020
40.RUS 265RussotransYuriy MorozovMoscow, RUSAudi Melges 2020
41.ITA 189Sailing LabAndrea BruschiCodogno, ITAAudi Melges 2020
42.USA 13131Samba Pa TiJohn KilroyLos Angeles, CA, USAAudi Melges 2020
43.USA 276Section 16richard DaviesWinnetka, IL, USAAudi Melges 2020
44.USA 008ShimmerRuss LucasBay Head, NJ, USAAudi Melges 2020
45.USA 217SlingshotWes Whitmyer JrStamford, CT, USAAudi Melges 2020
46.JPN 233SokokumaruSumio ShimoyamaTokyo, JPNAudi Melges 2020
47.ITA 154Spirit of NerinaMirko Bargolini / Francesco ScarselliAlbavilla, Como, ITAAudi Melges 2020
48.ITA 65STIGAlessandro RombelliMilano, ITAAudi Melges 2020
49.MON 713SynergyValentine ZavadnikovMoscow, RUSAudi Melges 2020
50.ITA 125T2RTommaso PavanVicenza, ITAAudi Melges 2020
51.ITA 137TachicardiaMichele DandoloNapoli, ITAAudi Melges 2020
52.ITA 158TomahawkStefano SantucciRoma, ITAAudi Melges 2020
53.ITA 220TurnoverRenato ValliveroMongrando, Biella, ITAAudi Melges 2020
54.DEN 150upupupBo Boje PedersenCopenhagen, DENAudi Melges 2020
55.RUS 25VersyaAnatoly KarachinskiyMoscow, RUSAudi Melges 2020
56.CAN 222Wild DeucesPaul CurrieToronto, Ont, CANAudi Melges 2020
57.USA 311WildmanLiam KilroySan Francisco, CA, USAAudi Melges 2020