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Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series - Turnover victory in Torbole

by Joy Dunigan on 8 Jul 2013
2013 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series PH Carlo Borlenghi BPSE
In the Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series in Torbole, Renato Vallivero's Audi Turnover has claimed the victory. Hosted by Circolo Vela Torbole, Vallivero and his team comprised of tactician Enrico Fonda and Marco Perazzo took advantage of the permanent Ora wind to gain the podium.

Vallivero won the event by a six point margin over Portoferraio Champion Alessandro Rombelli's STIG. Eight points further back, overnight leader Achille Onorato aboard Mascalzone Latino, Jr. finished in third. Completing the top five results is American Michael Kiss on Bacio, and Dario Levi's Fremito D'Arja.

In the overall Audi Sailing Series Ranking, Guido Miani's Out of Reach has been de-throned from his leadership position. After a very exciting Torbole, Rombelli now leads after twenty-one races with an 11-point gap over second place Onorato. Miani has fallen back to third, Francesco Farneti's ITA-157 is fourth and Giancarlo Capolino on Legionario is now fifth.

The fourth leg of the 2013 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series is organized by B-Plan Sport&Events in full collaboration with the International Audi Melges 20 Class Association and Melges Europe has concluded.

Past Torbole, only one regatta remains in the Series. Happening on 29 August - September 1st, the very first Audi Melges 20 European Championship hosted by Yacht Club Porto Rotondo will take place in Porto Rotondo, Italy where many more teams will compete.


Now recognized by ISAF as an International Class, the Audi Melges 20 Class Association (IM20CA) is pleased to present its very first World Championship on December 11-14 at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo Florida. The Notice of Race is now available and Online Registration is open. Ocean Reef is an exquisite venue offering the very best in yacht racing conditions and social atmosphere. It perfectly complements the Audi Melges 20's trademark attributes of sheer simplicity and sophistication. Ultimately, the 2013 World Championship will be the pinnacle event of the year for the class and the one design performance racing industry.

Top ten results after six races and one discard

1.) Renato Vallivero/Enrico Fonda, Audi Turnover; 1-6-2-[19]-6-7 = 22
2.) Alessandro Rombelli/Paul Goodison, STIG; 3-[16]-10-3-8-4 = 28
3.) Achille Onorato/Lorenzo Bressani, Mascalzone Latino, Jr.; 8-2-9-2-9-[17] = 30
4.) Michael Kiss/Chris Rast, Bacio; 5-4-[15]-14-5-2 = 30
5.) Dario Levi/Pietro Sibello, Fremito D'Arja; 12-10-[14]-4-1-5 = 32
6.) Richard Davies/Charlie McKee, Section 16; 2-13-5-9-3-[15] = 32
7.) Lauro Bonora/Carlo Fracassoli, Camay; 7-1-3-12-[17]-12 = 35
8.) Russell Lucas/Harry Melges III, Shimmer; 9-12-1-13-[14]-1 = 36
9.) Francesco Farneti/Alberto Bolzan; ITA-157; 4-19-8-6-19-3 = 40
10.) Mirko de Falco/Guglielmo Giordano, Peccere; 10-11-6-5-10-[21] = Audi Sailing Series website

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