Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2

2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2
Three additional races were added to the scoreboard on Thursday, day two of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. With a substantial 14-point lead, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti is in first place overall.

Monaco's Guido Miani aboard Monaco Racing Fleet had a phenomenal day, winning two of the three daily races. 'We had a fantastic day - beautiful conditions. The lake is always amazing. Our tactician, Gabriele Benussi made some great calls. It was really tough racing against Samba and Section 16,' said Miani. 'This boat is just amazing. I've been around, sailing for more than 40 years and this is clearly the best fleet, with the best people and a lot of fun.'

2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2

Tied with points and seated in third on countback is current Audi Sailing Series leader Dario Levi on Fremito D'Arja. Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino Jr. is fourth, and overnight leader Alessandro Rombelli on STIG had a very disappointing day falling to fifth overall.

The first race of the day, Race Four got underway around 9 o'clock with overcast skies and a nice 10-12 knots of breeze, which slowly dissipated as the race completed. Fifty-seven teams rocked the starting line with Mianilaunching ahead to round the weathermark in first, followed by Mirko De Falco's Peccere, Denmark's Bo Boje Pedersen's UpUpUp and Levi, with Kilroy, Onorato and Richard Davies on Section 16 very close behind. With a course change at the gate, Miani continued to lead the fleet with Levi and Kilroy gaining positions to occupy second and third. Kilroy gained again upwind to follow Miani around the final top mark of the race in second place. On the final run to the finish, the top five boats put some distance between themselves and the rest of the fleet blasting downwind in the diminishing and shifty breeze. Miani took the win, Kilroy was second and Levi came third. Onorato finished fourth and Pedersen was fifth - his best finish ever since debuting in the fleet at the Worlds in Ocean Reef, FL.

2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2

The Race Committee was hoping for a quick reset of the course and getting Race Five started right away. However, the breeze was shifting 30 to 50 degrees at times prompting the AP Flag, hence sending teams back to the docks until better breeze appeared.

While on shore, teams enjoyed lunch in local cafe's and restaurants. The sun appeared and more breeze arrived just before 1 o'clock - perfect for two more races.

2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4

Stellar conditions were in store for the fleet in Races Five and Six. A beautiful 13-15 knots, a 2-3 foot chop and 57 breeze-hungry Audi Melges 20s enjoyed afternoon racing in Garda to the fullest. An over-anxious fleet resulted in the first general recall of the regatta in Race Five. Once back in order and off the line, it was a full on, outright battle between Miani (first) and Kilroy (second) and Paul Reilly's Red Sky Sailing Team (third) around the top mark. Miani passed through the gates with Kilroy chasing. Davies took advantage of great breeze to be third, followed by Reilly. For the final mark, Kilroy edged out Miani upwind. Once outfront Kilroy never looked back, taking the win. Davies took second with Miani accepting third.

2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4

The final race of the day was equally exciting and all smiles. This is what teams signed up for and Garda delivered - unsurpassed competition, premium racing and incredible downwind planing conditions. Miani punched out again to lead Race six, this time he established a nice lead leaving Kilroy, Reilly, Levi and Japan's Naofumi Kamei on Mamma Aiuto! to battle for position. At the gate, Kilroy advanced into second, followed by Kamei and Davies who worked the left side for pressure moving up several positions. Back upwind, Kilroy challenged but Miani was not about to relinquish his lead. Kamei, Davies, Levi, Franceso Farnetti on ITA-157 and Monaco's Corado Agusta on Customly charged forward. Miani easily took the win while the race was still very much on for the remaining top five positions. Right at the finish line, Kamei foiled the jibe allowing for Davies to take third, Agusta was fourth. Kamei came fifth.

Friday marks the third day of racing in Riva with a 1 o'clock start, which is perfect since teams will be enjoying a Championship dinner tonight.

Preliminary Cumulative Results:

   Bow Sail NumberYacht NameYacht DesignOwner/SkipperRace
1
Race
2
Race
3
Race
4
Race
5
Race
6
T
O
Total
World Championship Racing
 One Design Division
  Audi Melges 20
  1.313USA 13131Samba Pa TiAudi Melges 20John Kilroy1344212[13]13.0
  2.333MON 333Monaco Racing FleetAudi Melges 20Guido Miani27517131[27]27.0
  3.50ITA 50Fremito D'arjaAudi Melges 20Dario Levi6178346[17]27.0
  4.23ITA 23Mascalzone LatinoAudi Melges 20Achille Onorato1893489[18]33.0
  5.65ITA 65STIGAudi Melges 20Alessandro Rombelli111223943[43]46.0
  6.276USA 276Section 16Audi Melges 20Richard Davies201622623[22]47.0
  7.311USA 311WildmanAudi Melges 20Liam Kilroy3220151611[20]47.0
  8.8USA 008ShimmerAudi Melges 20Russ Lucas5616121715[17]54.0
  9.14USA 14Red Sky Sailing TeamAudi Melges 20Paul Reilly122227958[27]56.0
  10.271JPN 271Mamma Aiuto!Audi Melges 20Naofumi Kamei17213013115[30]67.0
  11.15USA 1315NinkasiAudi Melges 20John Taylor8836351010[36]71.0
  12.217USA 217SlingshotAudi Melges 20Wes Whitmyer Jr45249141213[45]72.0
  13.112ITA 112Peccere'Audi Melges 20Mirko de Falco4413572820[44]73.0
  14.47RUS 047KotyaraAudi Melges 20Oleg Evdokimenko232883544[44]76.0
  15.167ITA 167MaolcaAudi Melges 20Manfredi Vianini Tolomei72021183014[30]80.0
  16.107ITA 107LeviathanAudi Melges 20Davide Albertini Petroni431223112412[43]82.0
  17.108MON 108LuciferAudi Melges 20Matteo Marenghi Vaselli161027/SCP331317[33]83.0
  18.157ITA 157ITA 157Audi Melges 20Francesco Farneti2233183277[33]86.0
  19.149ITA 149CAMAYAudi Melges 20Lauro Bonora21181330658/DNF[58]88.0
  20.106ITA 106Asante Sana Sailing TeamAudi Melges 20Claudio Dutto9731103136[36]88.0
  21.180CZE 180AlohaAudi Melges 20Jan Kuchar25117242328[28]90.0
  22.205ITA 2053mendaAudi Melges 20Federico Albano415321958/DSQ21[58]91.0
  23.124ITA 124Audi G-Tron F.lli Giacomel Audi Melges 20Roberto Martinez24281202922[29]95.0
  24.173RUS 173Ost LegalAudi Melges 20Vladimir Lipavsky263214162718[32]101.0
  25.150DEN 150upupupAudi Melges 20Bo Boje Pedersen283712558/SCP32[58]114.0
  26.81MON 81CustomlyAudi Melges 20Corrado Agusta32294637194[46]121.0
  27.262RUS 262Fly or dieAudi Melges 20Denis Lankin232524213431[34]124.0
  28.27ITA 027Chimera(Corinthian)Audi Melges 20Marco Gambardella10346454233[45]125.0
  29.204GER 204Maroi(Corinthian)Audi Melges 20Jan Kowalski313811532124[53]125.0
  30.192ITA 192Mezza LunaAudi Melges 20Marco Franchini194151361416[51]126.0
  31.189ITA 189Sailing LabAudi Melges 20Andrea Bruschi461915422529[46]130.0
  32.7RUS 7ANYWAYANYDAY Audi Melges 20Kirill Podolsky422619293326[42]133.0
  33.136ITA 136RafficaAudi Melges 20Pasquale Orofino492725271540[49]134.0
  34.199ITA 199Rush Diletta PRIMEDAudi Melges 20Mauro Mocchegiani343034432019[43]137.0
  35.713MON 713SynergyAudi Melges 20Valentine Zavadnikov154447461823[47]146.0
  36.104MON 104Money Time Audi Melges 20Philippe Pizzichini144926484527[49]160.0
  37.231USA 231Blind Squirrel(Corinthian)Audi Melges 20John Brown294252283830[52]167.0
  38.44RUS 44Ottobre RossoAudi Melges 20Artem Kuznetsov373138263738[38]169.0
  39.13CAN 170Batteries 4 BacioAudi Melges 20Rhonda Joyce384340392234[43]173.0
  40.255RUS 002Pirogovo SailingAudi Melges 20Alexandr Ezhkov473948252637[48]174.0
  41.265RUS 265RussotransAudi Melges 20Yuriy Morozov136433858/DSQ58/DNF[58]176.0
  42.156RUS 156RUS 156 QUANTUMAudi Melges 20Marina Chubkina331437504846[50]178.0
  43.135GER 135FantastichinaAudi Melges 20Fritz Homann355229345139[52]188.0
  44.190CAN 222Wild Deuces(Corinthian)Audi Melges 20Paul Currie524739313641[52]194.0
  45.233JPN 233SokokumaruAudi Melges 20Sumio Shimoyama404833523935[52]195.0
  46.154ITA 154Spirit of NerinaAudi Melges 20Mirko Bargolini / Francesco Scarselli58/DNF58/DNF58/DNF174325[58]201.0
  47.164GER 164Hellcat(Corinthian)Audi Melges 20Juergen Fuchs304556443252[56]203.0
  48.25RUS 25VersyaAudi Melges 20Anatoly Karachinskiy502344554642[55]205.0
  49.125ITA 125T2RAudi Melges 20Tommaso Pavan58/SCP46352258/DNF45[58]206.0
  50.181ITA 181Hanneken(Corinthian)Audi Melges 20Simone Anichini564041414753[56]222.0
  51.36RUS 36AnnaAudi Melges 20Vladimir Silkin535445404048[54]226.0
  52.158ITA 158TomahawkAudi Melges 20Stefano Santucci4835535147/RDG47/RDG[53]228.0
  53.159AUT 159N.N.Audi Melges 20Klaus Schober415342495047[53]229.0
  54.137ITA 137Tachicardia(Corinthian)Audi Melges 20Michele Dandolo55504958/DNF4151[58]246.0
  55.277JPN 277ContiousAudi Melges 20Norikatsu Aizawa395655564954[56]253.0
  56.220ITA 220TurnoverAudi Melges 20Renato Vallivero5151544758/DNF50[58]253.0
  57.206SUI 206Cold DuckAudi Melges 20August Schram545550545249[55]259.0
 
 

2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship
Corinthian Teams - Preliminary Cumulative Results
   Bow Sail NumberYacht NameYacht DesignOwner/SkipperRace
1
Race
2
Race
3
Race
4
Race
5
Race
6
T
O
Total
World Championship Racing
 One Design Division
  Audi Melges 20
  1.27ITA 027ChimeraAudi Melges 20Marco Gambardella10346454233[45]125.0
  2.204GER 204MaroiAudi Melges 20Jan Kowalski313811532124[53]125.0
  3.231USA 231Blind SquirrelAudi Melges 20John Brown294252283830[52]167.0
  4.190CAN 222Wild DeucesAudi Melges 20Paul Currie524739313641[52]194.0
  5.164GER 164HellcatAudi Melges 20Juergen Fuchs304556443252[56]203.0
  6.181ITA 181HannekenAudi Melges 20Simone Anichini564041414753[56]222.0
  7.137ITA 137TachicardiaAudi Melges 20Michele Dandolo55504958/DNF4151[58]246.0
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