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Rytov continues to defend lead at 2017 Melges 20 European Championship

by Melges 20 on 15 Jul
Foreground: Igor Rytov, Russian Bogatyrs - Background: Alexander Novoselov, Victor - 2017 Melges 20 European Championship © Barracuda Communication / Melges World League
On the eve of the final day at the 2017 Melges 20 European Championship, Russia's Igor Rytov and his Russian Bogatyrs remains in command. Thanks to a very consistent performance thus far, they are inching ever closer to capturing the top European title and trophy.

In addition to being the overall leader at the Europeans, and being currently ranked number one in the Melges 20 World League, Rytov and his team of Konstantin Besputin and Anton Sergeev staged a flawless show on Day Three.

Every start grows more and more intense as the Championship progresses, a direct consequence of the stakes being so high.

Day Three featured two races which now brings the total complete to six. With six complete, each team now gets to throw out their worst score, which turned out to be a good thing for some as both of today's races were impacted with more harsh black flag penalties.



Australia's Rodney Jones (Pierluigi De Felice, tactician) on Audi Sunshine Coast took the win in Race Five, followed by Rytov in second and Alexander Novoselov sailing Victor in third. Unfortunately, high expectation teams such as Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino Jr. and Matteo Marenghi Vaselli's Raya were among the five teams to feel the painful BFD sting.



All things started over in Race Six, and this was especially true for Onorato. With Cameron Appleton on tactics, Onorato came back with a vengeance to take the bullet. Corinthian competitor Alexander Mikhaylik on Alex Team had a great day to finish up in second followed by Novoselov in third. Jones was fourth, and Tina Plattner and Tony Norris aboard TNT from South Africa rounded out the top five.

Marina Kaverzina's Marussia continues to lead the all-amatuer Corinthian division.



Looking ahead to the final day of competition, Novoselov (Stefano Cherin, tactician) is seated second overall, six points behind leader Rytov. Alessandro Rombelli's STIG/OPENJOBMETIS (Francesco Bruni, tactics) is third, only eight points out of first. It's safe to say that Novoselov and Rombelli are within striking distance, but it will take a final day of good decisions and no mistakes to ensure they keep their podium positions.

The final day of racing is scheduled to get underway Saturday with a warning at 11.00.

The Melges 20 World League European Division is supported by Helly Hansen, Garmin Marine, Toremar, Lavazza, and Barracuda Communication. Additional 2017 Melges 20 European Championship media communications supported by North Sails.



Top Five Results (Preliminary - After Six Races)

1.) Igor Rytov, RUSSIAN BOGATYRS; 3-1-[8]-6-2-6 = 18
2.) Alexander Novoselov, VICTOR; 1-8-9-[23]-3-3 = 24
3.) Alessandro Rombelli, STIG/OPENJOBMETIS; 5-2-3-8-8-[18] = 26
4.) Manfredi Vianini Tolomei, MAOLCA; 6-[21]-1-7-6-8 = 28
5.) Krzysztof Krempec, MAG TINY; [36/BFD]-12-7-1-4-7 = 31

Top Five 2017 Melges World League Results (After Eight Events)

1.) Igor Rytov, RUSSIAN BOGATYRS = 96 pts.
2.) Vladimir Prosikhin, NIKA = 57 pts.
3.) Drew Freides, PACIFIC YANKEE = 57 pts.
4.) Liam Kilroy, WILDMAN = 49 pts.
5.) Achille Onorato, MASCALZONE LATINO = 48 pts.

Top Five 2017 Melges World League, Europe Results (After Three Events)

1.) Vladimir Prosikhin, NIKA = 57 pts
2.) Igor Rytov, RUSSIAN BOGATYRS = 35 pts.
3.) Achille Onorato, MASCALZONE LATINO, JR. = 48 pts.
4.) Krzysztof Krempec, MAG TINY = 48 pts.
5.) Rodney Jones, CARS 167 = 48 pts.

2017 Melges 20 World League European Division // Event 4 - Preliminary Cumulative Results




Bow Sail Number Yacht Name Yacht Design Owner/Skipper Race
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Race
2
Race
3
Race
4
Race
5
Race
6
T
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Total
World League Racing

One Design Division


Melges 20


1. 296   RUS 296 RUSSIAN BOGATYRS Melges 20 Igor Rytov 3 1 8 6 2 6 [8] 18.0


2. 275   RUS 275 VICTOR Melges 20 Alexander Novoselov 1 8 9 23 3 3 [23] 24.0


3. 65   ITA 65 OPENJOBMETIS/STIG Melges 20 Alessandro Rombelli 5 2 3 8 8 18 [18] 26.0


4. 270   ITA 270 MAOLCA Melges 20 Manfredi Vianini Tolomei 6 21 1 7 6 8 [21] 28.0


5. 264   POL 264 MAG TINY Melges 20 Krzysztof Krempec 36/BFD 12 7 1 4 7 [36] 31.0


6. 288   MON 4444 ARCORA Melges 20 Kalomeni Orel 2 7 10 5 11 9 [11] 33.0


7. 167 North Sails  AUS 167 AUDI SUNSHINE COAST Melges 20 Rodney Jones 16 10 6 24 1 4 [24] 37.0


8. 261   RUS 261 NIKA Melges 20 Vladimir Prosikhin 8 4 11 18 7 11 [18] 41.0


9. 47   RUS 47 KOTYARA Melges 20 Oleg Evdokimenko 18 17 2 2 9 14 [18] 44.0


10. 23   ITA 23 MASCALZONE LATINO JR Melges 20 Achille Onorato 13 18 5 13 36/BFD 1 [36] 50.0


11. 255   RUS 2 PIROGOVO SAILING Melges 20 Alexandr Ezhkov 4 3 18 12 16 31 [31] 53.0


12. 410   ITA 410 GONE SQUATCHIN Melges 20 Pietro Loro Piana 10 32 13 19 5 20 [32] 67.0


13. 219   RSA 219 TNT Melges 20 Tina Plattner / Tony Norris 14 14 28 9 27 5 [28] 69.0


14. 183   ITA 183 4 SALE Melges 20 Manlio Carlo Soldani 17 5 20 15 12 22 [22] 69.0


15. 289   RUS 289 LEVIATHAN Melges 20 Vadim Yakhinson 7 20 19 17 15 12 [20] 70.0


16. 180   CZE 180 ALOHA Melges 20 Jan Kuchar 15 30 17 4 25 10 [30] 71.0


17. 81   MON 81 COIMMVEST Melges 20 Corrado Agusta 21 6 23 14 14 29 [29] 78.0


18. 156   RUS 156 MARUSSIA (Corinthian) Melges 20 Marina Kaverzina 25 9 12 21 18 21 [25] 81.0


19. 301   MON 301 RAYA Melges 20 Matteo Marenghi Vaselli 24 15 4 3 36/BFD 36/BFD [36] 82.0


20. 137   RUS137 ALEX TEAM (Corinthian) Melges 20 Alexander Mikhaylik 26 23 16 16 26 2 [26] 83.0


21. 149   ITA 149 CAMAY Melges 20 Lauro Bonora 11 29 15 20 24 17 [29] 87.0


22. 276   RUS 276 ROCKNROLLA Melges 20 Dmitry Samokhin 9 13 25 26 17 24 [26] 88.0


23. 206   ITA 206 EVINRUDE (Corinthian) Melges 20 Marco Giannini 36/BFD 22 31 10 10 19 [36] 92.0


24. 135   NED 135 FANTASTICHINA (Corinthian) Melges 20 Wilma Homann 12 26 26 32 13 16 [32] 93.0


25. 44   RUS 044 RED OCTOBER Melges 20 Artem Kuznetsov 22 19 21 30 19 13 [30] 94.0


26. 185   RUS 185 ELF Melges 20 Sergey Sobolev 27 24 14 11 36/BFD 25 [36] 101.0


27. 208   POL 208 STARTELEKOM Melges 20 Waldemar Salata 23 11 22 34 23 30 [34] 109.0


28. 36   RUS 36 ANNA Melges 20 Vladimir Silkin 19 16 27 31 21 36/BFD [36] 114.0


29. 277   JPN 277 CONTIOUS Melges 20 Norikatsu Aizawa 20 25 24 22 29 26 [29] 117.0


30. 181   ITA 181 MENDIETA Melges 20 Luigi Giannattasio 29 27 29 29 36/BFD 15 [36] 129.0


31. 236   CRO 236 CRO-A-SAIL Melges 20 Miroslav Reljanovic 28 33 33 28 20 27 [33] 136.0


32. 294   RUS 294 PIROGOVO EVOLUTION Melges 20 Leonid Altukhov 31 34 30 27 30 23 [34] 141.0


33. 146 North Sails  DEN 146 GT (Corinthian) Melges 20 Anders Junker Nielsen 30 28 32 25 28 36/DNF [36] 143.0


34. 161 North Sails  GER 161 MOJITO Melges 20 Florian Rixner 33 31 34 35 22 28 [35] 148.0


35. 125   CRO 104 ŠIBENIK Melges 20 Selcuk Balci 32 35 35 33 36/DNF 36/DNS [36] 171.0
 
 2017 Melges 20 World League European Division // Event 4 - Corinthian Teams - Preliminary Cumulative Results




Bow Sail Number Yacht Name Yacht Design Owner/Skipper Race
1
Race
2
Race
3
Race
4
Race
5
Race
6
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Total
World League Racing

One Design Division


Melges 20


1. 156   RUS 156 MARUSSIA Melges 20 Marina Kaverzina 25 9 12 21 18 21 [25] 81.0


2. 137   RUS137 ALEX TEAM Melges 20 Alexander Mikhaylik 26 23 16 16 26 2 [26] 83.0


3. 206   ITA 206 EVINRUDE Melges 20 Marco Giannini 36/BFD 22 31 10 10 19 [36] 92.0


4. 135   NED 135 FANTASTICHINA Melges 20 Wilma Homann 12 26 26 32 13 16 [32] 93.0


5. 146 North Sails  DEN 146 GT Melges 20 Anders Junker Nielsen 30 28 32 25 28 36/DNF [36] 143.0
 
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