Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads

Audi Melges 20 World Championship 2014
Carlo Borlenghi Studio
After Garda's past rainy days and a short morning postponement ashore, the 57-strong Audi Melges 20 World Championship fleet welcomed plentiful sunshine and a nice eight - ten knots of breeze to the Lake Garda racing arena. Three races are now complete in the 10-part racing series with former Gold Cup Champion and Audi Sailing Series Champion Alessandro Rombelli aboard STIG ahead by seven points.

Audi Melges 20 World Championship 2014
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In second and third overall are the Kilroy's from California, USA. John Kilroy's Samba Pa Ti finished deep in Race One, but had nice fourth place finishes in Races Two and Three to currently sit in second place. Eleven year-old Liam Kilroy on Wildman was by far the story of the day. Fresh off the starting line, he came on strong early to score a three - two in the first two races. Despite a deep 20th place finish in Race Three, Liam's initial great performances helped him preserve his top three position.

Audi Melges 20 World Championship 2014

The breeze shifted all day starting at 170 for Race One to 190 by days end. Yuriy Morozov aboard Russotrans progressively chased Liam Kilroy around the track in the first race, as did Oleg Evdokimenko on Kotyara. It was on the last run with the best pressure out on the right, Morozov took advantage of clear air getting ahead and the win. Evdokimenko followed suit to overtake for second. Kilroy, who steered a little better than center of the course came third.

2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship
Joy Dunigan

The youthful Kilroy kept up the pace to take the top mark in Race Two, this time with Rombelli on his heels. Claudio Dutto's Asante Sana and Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino Jr. followed closely. Liam held his position through the gate, with Rombelli challenging for the lead. Rombelli was fast upwind eventually taking command and claiming the win at the line. Liam remained in second. Evdokimenko, again came from behind on the last run out on the right side to finish third.

2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship
Leonardo Bianchi

The final race of the day welcomed Aloha, the one and only entry from the Czech Republic helmed by Jan Kuchar around the top in first, Dario Levi's Fremito D'Arja in second, and Roberto Martinez on Audi e-Tron in third. As the race unfolded, Martinez shifted his Audi Melges 20 into high gear on the first run to take the lead by a couple of boat lengths ahead of Mirko De Falco's Peccere, now in second and Rombelli in third - all three headed for shoreline speed on the left, then right again as the breeze continued to move. Martinez rounded the final top mark of the race in first, followed by Rombelli and Onorato. The breeze got even lighter for the finish, around six knots with Martinez taking the win, Rombelli was second and Onorato took third.

Tomorrow, Championship racing continues with an earlier than previously scheduled 09.00 warning to take advantage of some variations on the breeze.

Audi Melges 20 World Championship 2014
Carlo Borlenghi Studio

2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship
Joy Dunigan

Audi Melges 20 World Championship 2014
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2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship
Leonardo Bianchi

Audi Melges 20 World Championship 2014

 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship Preliminary Cumulative Results:

   Bow Sail NumberYacht NameYacht DesignOwner/SkipperRace
1
Race
2
Race
3
Total
World Championship Racing
 One Design Division
  Audi Melges 20
  1.65ITA 65STIGAudi Melges 20Alessandro Rombelli111214.0
  2.313USA 13131Samba Pa TiAudi Melges 20John Kilroy134421.0
  3.311USA 311WildmanAudi Melges 20Liam Kilroy322025.0
  4.8USA 008ShimmerAudi Melges 20Russ Lucas561627.0
  5.23ITA 23Mascalzone LatinoAudi Melges 20Achille Onorato189330.0
  6.50ITA 50Fremito D'arjaAudi Melges 20Dario Levi617831.0
  7.47RUS 047KotyaraAudi Melges 20Oleg Evdokimenko232833.0
  8.180CZE 180AlohaAudi Melges 20Jan Kuchar2511743.0
  9.106ITA 106Asante Sana Sailing TeamAudi Melges 20Claudio Dutto973147.0
  10.167ITA 167MaolcaAudi Melges 20Manfredi Vianini Tolomei7202148.0
  11.333MON 333Monaco Racing FleetAudi Melges 20Guido Miani2751749.0
  12.27ITA 027Chimera (Corinthian)Audi Melges 20Marco Gambardella1034650.0
  13.205ITA 2053mendaAudi Melges 20Federico Albano4153251.0
  14.15USA 1315NinkasiAudi Melges 20John Taylor883652.0
  15.149ITA 149CAMAYAudi Melges 20Lauro Bonora21181352.0
  16.124ITA 124Audi G-Tron F.lli GiacomelAudi Melges 20Roberto Martinez2428153.0
  17.276USA 276Section 16Audi Melges 20richard Davies20162258.0
  18.14USA 14Red Sky Sailing TeamAudi Melges 20Paul Reilly12222761.0
  19.112ITA 112Peccere'Audi Melges 20Mirko de Falco4413562.0
  20.108MON 108LuciferAudi Melges 20Matteo Marenghi Vaselli161039/SCP65.0
  21.271JPN 271Mamma Aiuto!Audi Melges 20Naofumi Kamei17213068.0
  22.173RUS 173Ost LegalAudi Melges 20Vladimir Lipavsky26321472.0
  23.262RUS 262Fly or dieAudi Melges 20Denis Lankin23252472.0
  24.157ITA 157ITA 157Audi Melges 20Francesco Farneti22331873.0
  25.150DEN 150upupupAudi Melges 20Bo Boje Pedersen28371277.0
  26.217USA 217SlingshotAudi Melges 20Wes Whitmyer Jr4524978.0
  27.107ITA 107LeviathanAudi Melges 20Davide Albertini Petroni43122378.0
  28.265RUS 265RussotransAudi Melges 20Yuriy Morozov1364380.0
  29.204GER 204MaroiAudi Melges 20Jan Kowalski31381180.0
  30.189ITA 189Sailing LabAudi Melges 20Andrea Bruschi46191580.0
  31.156RUS 156RUS 156 QUANTUMAudi Melges 20Marina Chubkina33143784.0
  32.7RUS 7ANYWAYANYDAYAudi Melges 20Kirill Podolsky42261987.0
  33.104MON 104Money TimeAudi Melges 20Philippe Pizzichini14492689.0
  34.199ITA 199Rush Diletta PRIMEDAudi Melges 20Mauro Mocchegiani34303498.0
  35.136ITA 136RafficaAudi Melges 20Pasquale Orofino492725101.0
  36.713MON 713SynergyAudi Melges 20Valentine Zavadnikov154447106.0
  37.44RUS 44Ottobre RossoAudi Melges 20Artem Kuznetsov373138106.0
  38.81MON 81CustomlyAudi Melges 20Corrado Agusta322946107.0
  39.192ITA 192Mezza LunaAudi Melges 20Marco Franchini194151111.0
  40.135GER 135FantastichinaAudi Melges 20Fritz Homann355229116.0
  41.25RUS 25VersyaAudi Melges 20Anatoly Karachinskiy502344117.0
  42.233JPN 233SokokumaruAudi Melges 20Sumio Shimoyama404833121.0
  43.13CAN 170Batteries 4 BacioAudi Melges 20Rhonda Joyce384340121.0
  44.231USA 231Blind Squirrel (Corinthian)Audi Melges 20John Brown294252123.0
  45.164GER 164Hellcat (Corinthian)Audi Melges 20Juergen Fuchs304556131.0
  46.255RUS 002Pirogovo SailingAudi Melges 20Alexandr Ezhkov473948134.0
  47.158ITA 158TomahawkAudi Melges 20Stefano Santucci483553136.0
  48.159AUT 159N.N.Audi Melges 20Klaus Schober415342136.0
  49.181ITA 181Hanneken (Corinthian)Audi Melges 20Simone Anichini564041137.0
  50.190CAN 222Wild Deuces (Corinthian)Audi Melges 20Paul Currie524739138.0
  51.125ITA 125T2RAudi Melges 20Tommaso Pavan58/SCP4635139.0
  52.277JPN 277ContiousAudi Melges 20Norikatsu Aizawa395655150.0
  53.36RUS 36AnnaAudi Melges 20Vladimir Silkin535445152.0
  54.137ITA 137Tachicardia (Corinthian)Audi Melges 20Michele Dandolo555049154.0
  55.220ITA 220TurnoverAudi Melges 20Renato Vallivero515154156.0
  56.206SUI 206Cold DuckAudi Melges 20August Schram545550159.0
  57.154ITA 154Spirit of NerinaAudi Melges 20Mirko Bargolini / Francesco Scarselli58/DNF58/DNF58/DNF174.0

 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship Corinthian Teams - Preliminary Cumulative Results

   Bow Sail NumberYacht NameYacht DesignOwner/SkipperRace
1
Race
2
Race
3
Total
World Championship Racing
 One Design Division
  Audi Melges 20
  1.27ITA 027ChimeraAudi Melges 20Marco Gambardella1034650.0
  2.231USA 231Blind SquirrelAudi Melges 20John Brown294252123.0
  3.164GER 164HellcatAudi Melges 20Juergen Fuchs304556131.0
  4.181ITA 181HannekenAudi Melges 20Simone Anichini564041137.0
  5.190CAN 222Wild DeucesAudi Melges 20Paul Currie524739138.0
  6.137ITA 137TachicardiaAudi Melges 20Michele Dandolo555049154.0
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