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Novoselov's 'Victor' commands 2017 Melges 20 European Championship

by Melges 20 on 13 Jul
2017 Melges 20 European Championship - Opening day © Barracuda Communication / Melges World League
Boiling temperatures, light winds and great aggression - these were the key elements of opening day at the 2017 Melges 20 European Championship taking place in Sibenik, Croatia.

One single race commenced under the black flag, after two general recalls. It was obvious that the fleet was nervous for the start, and with the prestigious European Championship trophy at stake, every team was feeling the heavy pressure to do well on opening day. The highly-favored, Polish-based Melges 20 team of Mag Tiny with Krzysztof Krempec at the helm, and Marco Giannini on Evinrude were the unfortunate recipients of black flag penalties.



With great speed, taking over the fleet almost immediately was current Melges 20 World League leader Igor Rytov on Russian Bogatyrs. But it wasn't long before fellow countryman Alexander Novoselov's Victor (Stefano Cherin, tactician) demonstrated that he knew how to race in the light air conditions best. From mid-race onward, Novoselov made not one mistake, not one faulted move, ultimately overtaking the lead at the gate then holding off Rytov for the win. Rytov made it a fight to the finish against Orel Kalomeni on Arcora from Monaco (Sebastian Col, tactician). Kalomeni edged it out to take second place, Rytov came third.

Rounding out the top five positions is yet another Russian team, 2017 Zadar Champion Alexander Ezhkov aboard Pirogovo Sailing in fourth, followed by Italy's Alessandro Rombelli sailing STIG/OPENJOBMETIS (Francesco Bruni, tactician) in fifth.

Corinthian Clash

The heat is on high in the all-amatuer division of the 2017 European Championship. Atop the field of four is Wilma Homann sailing Fantastichina, followed by 2017 Zadar Corinthian Champion Marina Kaverzina on Marussia in second.

Thursday will mark the second day of scheduled racing where different wind conditions are expected, with a warning at 13.00.



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 One Race)

1.) Alexander Novoselov, VICTOR; 1 = 1
2.) Orel Kalomeni, ARCORA; 2 = 2
3.) Igor Rytov, RUSSIAN BOGATYRS; 3 = 3
4.) Alexandr Ezhkov, PIROGOVO SAILING; 4 = 4
5.) Alessandro Rombelli, STIG/OPENJOBMETIS; 5 = 5

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

1.) Igor Rytov, RUSSIAN BOGATYRS = 85 pts.
2.) Vladimir Prosikhin, NIKA = 57 pts.
3.) Achille Onorato, MASCALZONE LATINO = 48 pts.
4.) Krzysztof Krempec, MAG TINY = 48 pts.
5.) Rodney Jones, CARS 167 = 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
1
Total
World League Racing

One Design Division


Melges 20


1. 275   RUS 275 VICTOR Melges 20 Alexander Novoselov 1 1.0


2. 288   MON 4444 ARCORA Melges 20 Kalomeni Orel 2 2.0


3. 296   RUS 296 RUSSIAN BOGATYRS Melges 20 Igor Rytov 3 3.0


4. 255   RUS 2 PIROGOVO SAILING Melges 20 Alexandr Ezhkov 4 4.0


5. 65   ITA 65 STIG / OpenjobMetis Melges 20 Alessandro Rombelli 5 5.0


6. 270   ITA 270 MAOLCA Melges 20 Manfredi Vianini Tolomei 6 6.0


7. 289   RUS 289 LEVIATHAN Melges 20 Vadim Yakhinson 7 7.0


8. 261   RUS 261 NIKA Melges 20 Vladimir Prosikhin 8 8.0


9. 276   RUS 276 ROCKNROLLA Melges 20 Dmitry Samokhin 9 9.0


10. 410   ITA 410 GONE SQUATCHIN Melges 20 Pietro Loro Piana 10 10.0


11. 149   ITA 149 CAMAY Melges 20 Lauro Bonora 11 11.0


12. 135   NED 135 FANTASTICHINA (Corinthian) Melges 20 Wilma Homann 12 12.0


13. 23   ITA 23 MASCALZONE LATINO JR Melges 20 Achille Onorato 13 13.0


14. 219   RSA 219 TNT Melges 20 Tina Plattner / Tony Norris 14 14.0


15. 180   CZE 180 ALOHA Melges 20 Jan Kuchar 15 15.0


16. 167 North Sails  AUS 167 AUDI SUNSHINE COAST Melges 20 Rodney Jones 16 16.0


17. 183   ITA 183 4 SALE Melges 20 Manlio Carlo Soldani 17 17.0


18. 47   RUS 47 KOTYARA Melges 20 Oleg Evdokimenko 18 18.0


19. 36   RUS 36 ANNA Melges 20 Vladimir Silkin 19 19.0


20. 277   JPN 277 CONTIOUS Melges 20 Norikatsu Aizawa 20 20.0


21. 81   MON 81 COIMMVEST Melges 20 Corrado Agusta 21 21.0


22. 44   RUS 044 RED OCTOBER Melges 20 Artem Kuznetsov 22 22.0


23. 208   POL 208 STARTELEKOM Melges 20 Waldemar Salata 23 23.0


24. 301   MON 301 RAYA Melges 20 Matteo Marenghi Vaselli 24 24.0


25. 156   RUS 156 MARUSSIA (Corinthian) Melges 20 Marina Kaverzina 25 25.0


26. 137   RUS137 ALEX TEAM (Corinthian) Melges 20 Alexander Mikhaylik 26 26.0


27. 185   RUS 185 ELF Melges 20 Sergey Sobolev 27 27.0


28. 236   CRO 236 CRO-A-SAIL Melges 20 Miroslav Reljanovic 28 28.0


29. 181   ITA 181 MENDIETA Melges 20 Luigi Giannattasio 29 29.0


30. 146 North Sails  DEN 146 GT (Corinthian) Melges 20 Anders Junker Nielsen 30 30.0


31. 294   RUS 294 PIROGOVO EVOLUTION Melges 20 Leonid Altukhov 31 31.0


32. 125   CRO 104 ŠIBENIK Melges 20 Selcuk Balci 32 32.0


33. 161 North Sails  GER 161 MOJITO Melges 20 Florian Rixner 33 33.0


34. 206   ITA 206 EVINRUDE Melges 20 Marco Giannini 36/BFD 36.0


35. 264   POL 264 MAG TINY Melges 20 Krzysztof Krempec 36/BFD 36.0
 
 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
Total
World League Racing

One Design Division


Melges 20


1. 135   NED 135 FANTASTICHINA Melges 20 Wilma Homann 12 12.0


2. 156   RUS 156 MARUSSIA Melges 20 Marina Kaverzina 25 25.0


3. 137   RUS137 ALEX TEAM Melges 20 Alexander Mikhaylik 26 26.0


4. 146 North Sails  DEN 146 GT Melges 20 Anders Junker Nielsen 30 30.0
 
 
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