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2013 Melges 32 World Championship - Pozzi takes overall lead

by Joy Dunigan on 22 Sep 2013
Andrea Pozzi, Bombarda in the 2013 Melges 32 World Championship 2013 JOY | IM32CA
Saturday marked the penultimate day for teams competing at the 2013 Melges 32 World Championship, hosted by the Yacht Club Porto Rotondo (YCPR) in coordination with Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), B.Plan Sports and Events (BPSE) and Melges Europe.


Glorious sunshine mixed with light breezes and calm seas set the stage for three additional amazing races. Richard Goransson aboard Helly Hansen Inga From Sweden captured the win in Race Five, Alessandro Rombelli's Azimut by STIG won Race Six (his very first in the Melges 32 class) and lastly, Naofumi Kamei on Mamma Aiuto! gladly took the win in Race Seven.


But the real story of the day is that Andrea Pozzi aboard Bombarda now finds himself in the lead by two points, just in front of Jason Carroll on Argo. Carroll came on strong early on in the Championship to lead up until today. After discards went into effect after Race Six, the scoreboard was shuffled leaving Carroll in second, and Rombelli in third overall. Completing the top five standings are Deneen Demourkas on Groovederci, then Kamei in fourth and fifth respectively.

Going into the final day, the points race is tight and surely, this Championship, like others before it, will come down to the last race, to the last leg of the Championship before deciding a winner.

Sunday is the final day of competition in Porto Rotondo, Italy for the 2013 Melges 32 World Championship. It will be an early start for teams as racing commences at 09.00.


Top ten results (After Seven Races, One Discard)
1.) Andrea Pozzi/Lorenzo Bressani, Bombarda; 2-[21]-8-3-4-7-3 = 27
2.) Jason Carroll/Cameron Appleton, ARGO; 5-4-6-2-[8]-4-8 = 29
3.) Alessandro Rombelli/Paul Goodison, Azimut by STIG; 4-8-9-[13]-2-1-9 = 33
4.) Deneen Demourkas/Francesco Bruni, Groovederci; 6-[20]-5-9-10-2-4 = 36
5.) Naofumi Kamei/Manuel Weiller, Mamma Aiuto!; 7-9-1-8-15-[21]-1 = 41
6.) Lanfranco Cirillo/Michele Paoletti, Fantastica; [27/DNF]-7-4-18-5-6-5 = 45
7.) Vincenzo Onorato/Gabriele Benussi, Mascalzone Latino; 8-1-3-11-13-[25]-19 = 55
8.) Mauro Mocchegiani/Branko Brcin, Audi Ultra Sailing Team; 14-10-2-[26]-3-13-15 = 57
9.) Roberto Tomasini Grinover/Vasco Vascotto, Robertissima; [15]-15-12-15-6-3-10 = 61
10.) Malcolm Gefter/Steve Hunt, Celeritas; 16-5-17-12-9-[23]-7 = 66

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