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

'2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2'    Stefano Gattini/ Studio Borlenghi    Click Here to view large photo

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 -  Stefano Gattini- Studio Borlenghi   Click Here to view large photo

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 -  Stefano Gattini- Studio Borlenghi   Click Here to view large photo

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 -  © Max Ranchi Photography   Click Here to view large photo

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 -  © Max Ranchi Photography   Click Here to view large photo

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 Number Yacht Name Yacht Design Owner/Skipper Race
1
Race
2
Race
3
Race
4
Race
5
Race
6
T
O
Total
World Championship Racing
  One Design Division
    Audi Melges 20
    1. 313 USA 13131 Samba Pa Ti Audi Melges 20 John Kilroy 13 4 4 2 1 2 [13] 13.0
    2. 333 MON 333 Monaco Racing Fleet Audi Melges 20 Guido Miani 27 5 17 1 3 1 [27] 27.0
    3. 50 ITA 50 Fremito D'arja Audi Melges 20 Dario Levi 6 17 8 3 4 6 [17] 27.0
    4. 23 ITA 23 Mascalzone Latino Audi Melges 20 Achille Onorato 18 9 3 4 8 9 [18] 33.0
    5. 65 ITA 65 STIG Audi Melges 20 Alessandro Rombelli 11 1 2 23 9 43 [43] 46.0
    6. 276 USA 276 Section 16 Audi Melges 20 Richard Davies 20 16 22 6 2 3 [22] 47.0
    7. 311 USA 311 Wildman Audi Melges 20 Liam Kilroy 3 2 20 15 16 11 [20] 47.0
    8. 8 USA 008 Shimmer Audi Melges 20 Russ Lucas 5 6 16 12 17 15 [17] 54.0
    9. 14 USA 14 Red Sky Sailing Team Audi Melges 20 Paul Reilly 12 22 27 9 5 8 [27] 56.0
    10. 271 JPN 271 Mamma Aiuto! Audi Melges 20 Naofumi Kamei 17 21 30 13 11 5 [30] 67.0
    11. 15 USA 1315 Ninkasi Audi Melges 20 John Taylor 8 8 36 35 10 10 [36] 71.0
    12. 217 USA 217 Slingshot Audi Melges 20 Wes Whitmyer Jr 45 24 9 14 12 13 [45] 72.0
    13. 112 ITA 112 Peccere' Audi Melges 20 Mirko de Falco 44 13 5 7 28 20 [44] 73.0
    14. 47 RUS 047 Kotyara Audi Melges 20 Oleg Evdokimenko 2 3 28 8 35 44 [44] 76.0
    15. 167 ITA 167 Maolca Audi Melges 20 Manfredi Vianini Tolomei 7 20 21 18 30 14 [30] 80.0
    16. 107 ITA 107 Leviathan Audi Melges 20 Davide Albertini Petroni 43 12 23 11 24 12 [43] 82.0
    17. 108 MON 108 Lucifer Audi Melges 20 Matteo Marenghi Vaselli 16 10 27/SCP 33 13 17 [33] 83.0
    18. 157 ITA 157 ITA 157 Audi Melges 20 Francesco Farneti 22 33 18 32 7 7 [33] 86.0
    19. 149 ITA 149 CAMAY Audi Melges 20 Lauro Bonora 21 18 13 30 6 58/DNF [58] 88.0
    20. 106 ITA 106 Asante Sana Sailing Team Audi Melges 20 Claudio Dutto 9 7 31 10 31 36 [36] 88.0
    21. 180 CZE 180 Aloha Audi Melges 20 Jan Kuchar 25 11 7 24 23 28 [28] 90.0
    22. 205 ITA 205 3menda Audi Melges 20 Federico Albano 4 15 32 19 58/DSQ 21 [58] 91.0
    23. 124 ITA 124 Audi G-Tron F.lli Giacomel Audi Melges 20 Roberto Martinez 24 28 1 20 29 22 [29] 95.0
    24. 173 RUS 173 Ost Legal Audi Melges 20 Vladimir Lipavsky 26 32 14 16 27 18 [32] 101.0
    25. 150 DEN 150 upupup Audi Melges 20 Bo Boje Pedersen 28 37 12 5 58/SCP 32 [58] 114.0
    26. 81 MON 81 Customly Audi Melges 20 Corrado Agusta 32 29 46 37 19 4 [46] 121.0
    27. 262 RUS 262 Fly or die Audi Melges 20 Denis Lankin 23 25 24 21 34 31 [34] 124.0
    28. 27 ITA 027 Chimera (Corinthian) Audi Melges 20 Marco Gambardella 10 34 6 45 42 33 [45] 125.0
    29. 204 GER 204 Maroi (Corinthian) Audi Melges 20 Jan Kowalski 31 38 11 53 21 24 [53] 125.0
    30. 192 ITA 192 Mezza Luna Audi Melges 20 Marco Franchini 19 41 51 36 14 16 [51] 126.0
    31. 189 ITA 189 Sailing Lab Audi Melges 20 Andrea Bruschi 46 19 15 42 25 29 [46] 130.0
    32. 7 RUS 7 ANYWAYANYDAY Audi Melges 20 Kirill Podolsky 42 26 19 29 33 26 [42] 133.0
    33. 136 ITA 136 Raffica Audi Melges 20 Pasquale Orofino 49 27 25 27 15 40 [49] 134.0
    34. 199 ITA 199 Rush Diletta PRIMED Audi Melges 20 Mauro Mocchegiani 34 30 34 43 20 19 [43] 137.0
    35. 713 MON 713 Synergy Audi Melges 20 Valentine Zavadnikov 15 44 47 46 18 23 [47] 146.0
    36. 104 MON 104 Money Time Audi Melges 20 Philippe Pizzichini 14 49 26 48 45 27 [49] 160.0
    37. 231 USA 231 Blind Squirrel (Corinthian) Audi Melges 20 John Brown 29 42 52 28 38 30 [52] 167.0
    38. 44 RUS 44 Ottobre Rosso Audi Melges 20 Artem Kuznetsov 37 31 38 26 37 38 [38] 169.0
    39. 13 CAN 170 Batteries 4 Bacio Audi Melges 20 Rhonda Joyce 38 43 40 39 22 34 [43] 173.0
    40. 255 RUS 002 Pirogovo Sailing Audi Melges 20 Alexandr Ezhkov 47 39 48 25 26 37 [48] 174.0
    41. 265 RUS 265 Russotrans Audi Melges 20 Yuriy Morozov 1 36 43 38 58/DSQ 58/DNF [58] 176.0
    42. 156 RUS 156 RUS 156 QUANTUM Audi Melges 20 Marina Chubkina 33 14 37 50 48 46 [50] 178.0
    43. 135 GER 135 Fantastichina Audi Melges 20 Fritz Homann 35 52 29 34 51 39 [52] 188.0
    44. 190 CAN 222 Wild Deuces (Corinthian) Audi Melges 20 Paul Currie 52 47 39 31 36 41 [52] 194.0
    45. 233 JPN 233 Sokokumaru Audi Melges 20 Sumio Shimoyama 40 48 33 52 39 35 [52] 195.0
    46. 154 ITA 154 Spirit of Nerina Audi Melges 20 Mirko Bargolini / Francesco Scarselli 58/DNF 58/DNF 58/DNF 17 43 25 [58] 201.0
    47. 164 GER 164 Hellcat (Corinthian) Audi Melges 20 Juergen Fuchs 30 45 56 44 32 52 [56] 203.0
    48. 25 RUS 25 Versya Audi Melges 20 Anatoly Karachinskiy 50 23 44 55 46 42 [55] 205.0
    49. 125 ITA 125 T2R Audi Melges 20 Tommaso Pavan 58/SCP 46 35 22 58/DNF 45 [58] 206.0
    50. 181 ITA 181 Hanneken (Corinthian) Audi Melges 20 Simone Anichini 56 40 41 41 47 53 [56] 222.0
    51. 36 RUS 36 Anna Audi Melges 20 Vladimir Silkin 53 54 45 40 40 48 [54] 226.0
    52. 158 ITA 158 Tomahawk Audi Melges 20 Stefano Santucci 48 35 53 51 47/RDG 47/RDG [53] 228.0
    53. 159 AUT 159 N.N. Audi Melges 20 Klaus Schober 41 53 42 49 50 47 [53] 229.0
    54. 137 ITA 137 Tachicardia (Corinthian) Audi Melges 20 Michele Dandolo 55 50 49 58/DNF 41 51 [58] 246.0
    55. 277 JPN 277 Contious Audi Melges 20 Norikatsu Aizawa 39 56 55 56 49 54 [56] 253.0
    56. 220 ITA 220 Turnover Audi Melges 20 Renato Vallivero 51 51 54 47 58/DNF 50 [58] 253.0
    57. 206 SUI 206 Cold Duck Audi Melges 20 August Schram 54 55 50 54 52 49 [55] 259.0
 
 

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

      Bow   Sail Number Yacht Name Yacht Design Owner/Skipper Race
1
Race
2
Race
3
Race
4
Race
5
Race
6
T
O
Total
World Championship Racing
  One Design Division
    Audi Melges 20
    1. 27 ITA 027 Chimera Audi Melges 20 Marco Gambardella 10 34 6 45 42 33 [45] 125.0
    2. 204 GER 204 Maroi Audi Melges 20 Jan Kowalski 31 38 11 53 21 24 [53] 125.0
    3. 231 USA 231 Blind Squirrel Audi Melges 20 John Brown 29 42 52 28 38 30 [52] 167.0
    4. 190 CAN 222 Wild Deuces Audi Melges 20 Paul Currie 52 47 39 31 36 41 [52] 194.0
    5. 164 GER 164 Hellcat Audi Melges 20 Juergen Fuchs 30 45 56 44 32 52 [56] 203.0
    6. 181 ITA 181 Hanneken Audi Melges 20 Simone Anichini 56 40 41 41 47 53 [56] 222.0
    7. 137 ITA 137 Tachicardia Audi Melges 20 Michele Dandolo 55 50 49 58/DNF 41 51 [58] 246.0


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