sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series set for Gaeta action
Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series set for Gaeta action


'Vincenzo Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino'    BPSE/Guido Trombetta

The 2013 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series will officially commence its sailing season this coming Friday, April 12th. Gaeta will be the hosting town for the opening edition dedicated to one of the largest boats produced by Melges Performance Sailboats in Zenda, Wisconsin USA.

Yacht Club Gaeta Egeo Vittorio Simeone at the Base Nautica Flavio Gioia has worked diligently, step-by-step with B-Plan Sport&Events in the planning of this big event, ultimately highlighted by the presence of the International Melges 32 Class.

On Thursday, some of the world's highest level athletes that engage in a variety of different sports will be aboard some of the Melges 32s during its regatta training session.

In the afternoon a Competitors Briefing will take place, while Audi presents The Sport, The Sailing and the On Top of the World with extreme mountain climber Daniele Nardi as speaker.

The three-day regatta will feature a fleet composed of sixteen Melges 32s. A significant number that by virtue, six nations are represented giving the event true international appeal.

There is a high level of curiosity among all enthusiasts and sailing personnel to discover the new balances in the 2013 fleet.

In addition to the long-standing teams, ready to kick off the season with unchanged members, there are boats that during the winter have engaged in more than one key leader roles and then there are others that are completely new, that had a glorious past in other classes.

Unless there are some surprises, the leading role will be played by reigning Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Champion Vincenzo Onorato, owner of the famous Mascalzone Latino. Onorato is joined by a well-trained and very experienced team, most especially the great talent of Gabriele Benussi.

Andrea Pozzi, Bombarda -  http://melges32.com/!©2012_JOY_|_International_Melges_32 Class Association  

Andrea Pozzi aboard Bombarda with Lorenzo Bressani as tactician, commenced 2013 with a great victory in Key West, Florida at Key West Race Week. Lanfranco Cirillo's Fantastica with Michele Paoletti on tactics, and Edoardo Lupi on Torpyone with tactician Branko Brcin are two of the most enduring teams over the last regatta seasons.

One of the most highly favored teams is Mauro Mocchegiani on his Audi Rush Diletta Melges 32. Together, with Riccardo Simoneschi, Massimo Gherarducci, Enrico Fonda and Vittorio Rosso as crew, this will be a team to watch.

Other teams that have first place as a main objective is Roberto Tomasini Grinover on Robertissima, fresh off of a hot win in Virgin Gorda at the 2013 OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series, and Marc de Antonio aboard Bribon Movistar with Gustavo Martinez Doreste proudly represents Spain.

Other teams that deserve high recognition are Filippo Pacinotti's Brontolo, Carlo Alberini's Calvi Network and Edoardo Pavesio's Fra Martina as they have gained much experience from competing in the Melges 32 Class for many years.

As the International fleet builds in excitement for the 2013 World Championship scheduled for late September in Porto Rotondo, Italy, an influx of teams from all across the planet commence racing at this event. The one and only lady helm in the class and former Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year nominee Deneen Demourkas on Groovederci will have a go at the competition, New Englander Malcolm Gefter will race his heart out on Celeritas, and Naofumi Kamei from Japan on Mamma Aiuto! returns to the heated European arena.

The International Class is thrilled to welcome Andrea Massi aboard ULIKA as this event's fleet newcomer.

The first warning will take place on Friday, April 12 at 10.30 weather permitting. Racing will continue thru Sunday in which 14.30 will be the latest start time. A maximum of eight races will be held with a discard after six completed races.

Gaeta is the first of five stages in the 2013 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series. The remaining events will be held in Porto Ercole (Event No. 2 on 10-12 May), Portoferraio (Event No. 3 on 31 May-2 June), and Torbole (Event No. 4 on 12-14 July). The final event will be the 2013 Melges 32 World Championship on 16-22 September in Porto Rotondo, Italy.

Full Entry List:

1.) Mauro Mocchegiani/Enrico Fonda, Audi Rush Diletta
2.) Andrea Pozzi/Lorenzo Bressani, Bombarda
3.) Marc de Antonio Altimira/Gustavo Martinez Doreste, Bribon Movistar
4.) Filippo Pacinotti/Nathan Wilmot, Brontolo
5.) Carlo Alberini/Flavio Favini, Calvi Network
6.) Malcolm Gefter/Sam Rogers, Celeritas
7.) Lanfranco Cirillo/Michele Paoletti, Fantastica
8.) Edoardo Pavesio/Chris Rust, Fra Martina
9.) Deneen Demourkas/Mark Mendelblatt, Groovederci
10.) Naofumi Kamei/Manuel Weiller, Mamma Aiuto!
11.) Vincenzo Onorato/Gabriele Benussi, Mascalzone Latino
12.) Roberto Tomasini Grinover/Vasco Vascotto, Robertissima
13.) Andrea Ferrari/Carlo Fracassoli, Spirit of Nerina
14.) Valetin Zavadinkov/Tommaso Chieffi, Team Synergy
15.) Edoardo Lupi/Branko Brcin, Torpyone
16.) Andrea Massi/Francesco Cruciani, ULIKA

View Full Crew List

Melges 32 website


by Joy Dunigan

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108304

2:39 PM Wed 10 Apr 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

America's Cup: de Ridder penalty should be tempered *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ


















2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia














Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata by Richard Gladwell,Sail-world.com/nz,


Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
















America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design by Kimball Livingston - Blue Planet Times, San Francisco, USA
















Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here
Melges 32 Sailing Series - Napoli action shots by Max Ranchi
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat
Emirates Team NZ: Royals duke it out on the Waitemata   
2014 Charleston Race Week - Thousands of sailors descend on Charleston   
The Congressional Cup 2014 - Williams hangs on with a classy crowd   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Notice of Race now available   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Sunshine and smiles on day 2   
Rolex China Sea Race on the horizon   
What can a boat name tell you about the person behind the helm?   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 rumbles on   
SAP 5O5 World Championship - Kiel action starts August 13th   
Volvo Ocean Race - It's a family Affair   
Clipper Round the World Race - Great Britain claims line honours   
50th Anniversary Congressional Cup - Stage two   
America's Cup: Two Kiwis escape hometown action in AC45 rules ruckus *Feature   
America's Cup: Italians confirm Minoprio as Match race tactician   
J-Fest gets much needed charge   
Melges 32 Sailing Series - All set for Naples action   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Spectacular conditions on day 1   
Clipper Round the World Race - Bitter blow as OneDLL is disqualified   
Clipper Round the World Race - Race 10 still anyone's for the taking   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US