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European Sailing Series Melges 24 - Audi tron taking more action

'Audi tron ITA-840 with Riccardo Simoneschi in helm - Audi Tron European Sailing Series 2014 - Melges 24'    © Pierrick Contin

Audi tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 – 2014 - Riva del Garda, Italy. On the day before the last day of the Audi tron European Sailing Series Melges 24, event hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva in cooperation with B.Plan Sport & Events valid as the fourth event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series dedicated to the most widespread mono-hull among the one designs produced by the Melges Performance Sailboats it's Audi tron (1-2-3) to take more action scoring three brilliant results taking over the world continental champion team Blu Moon (10-3-1).

Blu Moon SUI-825 with Flavio Favini in helm - Audi Tron European Sailing Series 2014 - Melges 24 -  © Pierrick Contin  

After eight races - yesterday's three heats have been sailed under a stable Ora wind blowing 10-15 knots - the Melges 24 of the Audi Italia Sailing Team, guided by Simoneschi-Fonda, is leading with a seven point margin over Rossini-Favini, and Gabriele Benussi.

Maidollis ITA-822 with Gabrio Zandonà in helm - Audi Tron European Sailing Series 2014 - Melges 24 -  © Pierrick Contin  

Ranking third at only two points Maidollis (2-4-18), with helmsman Niccolò Bianchi, Gabrio Zandonà.

At fourth stands Andrea Racchelli's Altea (4-6-4) that overtakes the vice-european champion Giogi (7-1-12) of Balestrero-Celon.

Taking a look at the provisional results the first five places have a significant gap with all other competitors. Wadadli (24-9-7) with European champion Matteo Ivaldi has a 30 points gap.

Gill Race Team GBR-694 with Geoff Carveth in helm - Audi Tron European Sailing Series 2014 - Melges 24 -  © Pierrick Contin  

Gill Race Team (3-10-16) already world champion Laser SB20, Geoff Carveth ranks ninth, GBR-694 confirms itself as the best Corinthian and comes back seventh place before the German team of Kicker Schaefer's Musto Racing (13-8-10).

Audi tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 in Riva del Garda - Audi Tron European Sailing Series 2014 - Melges 24 -  © Pierrick Contin  

Event will resume today with two or three more races scheduled to start at 12:00.
There will be a Live Stream from racing available to follow at http://new.livestream.com/accounts/5424759/auditronessmelges24



The Top three in open (Pro) division:
1. Audi tron ITA-840 - Riccardo Simoneschi (3-2-1-6*-2-1-2-3) 14 pts
2. Blu Moon SUI-825 - Flavio Favini (1-1-2-10*-3-10-3-1) 21 pts
3. Maidollis ITA-822 - Gabrio Zandonai (2-3-3-4-5-2-4-18*) 23 pts

The Top three in Corinthian (Pro Am - professionals not allowed) division:
1. Gill Race team GBR-694 - (11-7-12-27*-11-2-10-16) 70 pts
2. Maxam ITA-722 (6-22-16-9-30*-6-15-2) 76 pts
3. Marduk CZE-792 - Fedor Kubes (8-17*-15-16-6-12-11-14) 82 pts
Positions and points according to the overall scoring.

This year's edition of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series will introduce the Corinthian ranking as it is usual in all the events of the Melges 24 Class and this will be called as Pro Am. This series has proven to be a success from the first edition with a very high participation.

Results after eight races

Rank

 

class

 

nat

 

sailno

 

Bow Nr

 

boatname

 

Helmsman

 

Owner

 

Corinthian

 

club

 

R1

 

R2

 

R3

 

R4

 

R5

 

R6

 

R7

 

R8

 

Nett

 

1st

 

Melges 24

 

 

840

 

46

 

Audi Tron

 

Simoneschi Riccardo

 

Simoneschi Riccardo

 

 

YCI

 

3.0

 

2.0

 

1.0

 

(6.0)

 

2.0

 

1.0

 

2.0

 

3.0

 

14.0

 

ITA

 

2nd

 

Melges 24

 

 

825

 

42

 

Blu Moon

 

Favini Flavio

 

Rossini Franco

 

 

Lugano YC

 

1.0

 

1.0

 

2.0

 

(10.0)

 

3.0

 

10.0

 

3.0

 

1.0

 

21.0

 

SUI

 

3rd

 

Melges 24

 

 

822

 

41

 

Maidollis

 

Zandonà Gabrio

 

Perego Gianluca

 

 

YC Cortina

 

2.0

 

3.0

 

3.0

 

4.0

 

5.0

 

2.0

 

4.0

 

(18.0)

 

23.0

 

ITA

 

4th

 

Melges 24

 

 

735

 

31

 

Altea

 

Racchelli Andrea

 

Racchelli Andrea

 

 

CVCI

 

4.0

 

4.0

 

5.0

 

(22.0)

 

7.0

 

4.0

 

6.0

 

4.0

 

34.0

 

ITA

 

5th

 

Melges 24

 

 

693

 

27

 

Giogi

 

Balestrero Matteo

 

Balestrero Matteo

 

 

CV La Spezia

 

(47.0 OCS)

 

5.0

 

9.0

 

1.0

 

1.0

 

7.0

 

1.0

 

12.0

 

36.0

 

ITA

 

6th

 

Melges 24

 

 

633

 

18

 

Wadadli

 

Ivaldi Matteo

 

Amati Andrea

 

 

CV Ravenante

 

9.0

 

8.0

 

13.0

 

18.0

 

4.0

 

(24.0)

 

9.0

 

7.0

 

68.0

 

ITA

 

7th

 

Melges 24

 

 

694

 

28

 

Gill Race Team

 

Carveth Geoff

 

Quinton Miles

 

Corinthian

 

RORC

 

11.0

 

7.0

 

12.0

 

(27.0)

 

11.0

 

3.0

 

10.0

 

16.0

 

70.0

 

GBR

 

8th

 

Melges 24

 

 

803

 

38

 

Musto Racing

 

Kicker Schaefer

 

Eich Eddy

 

 

BYC

 

12.0

 

9.0

 

10.0

 

(36.0)

 

9.0

 

13.0

 

8.0

 

10.0

 

71.0

 

GER

 

9th

 

Melges 24

 

 

722

 

30

 

Maxam

 

Pardini Andrea

 

Ceradini Claudio

 

Corinthian

 

CN Livorno

 

6.0

 

22.0

 

16.0

 

9.0

 

(30.0)

 

6.0

 

15.0

 

2.0

 

76.0

 

ITA

 

10th

 

Melges 24

 

 

792

 

37

 

Marduk

 

Kubes Fedor

 

Hrdlicka Peter

 

Corinthian

 

Brno

 

8.0

 

(17.0)

 

15.0

 

16.0

 

6.0

 

12.0

 

11.0

 

14.0

 

82.0

 

CZE

 

11th

 

Melges 24

 

 

764

 

34

 

Magica

 

Gemini Lorenzo

 

Andolini Pietro

 

Corinthian

 

LNI Siracusa

 

14.0

 

10.0

 

8.0

 

(39.0)

 

28.0

 

14.0

 

5.0

 

5.0

 

84.0

 

ITA

 

12th

 

Melges 24

 

 

636

 

19

 

Marrakech Express

 

Capodanno Alfredo

 

Di Terlizzi Angelo

 

Corinthian

 

FVR

 

10.0

 

6.0

 

6.0

 

12.0

 

36.0

 

5.0

 

(47.0 DNF)

 

11.0

 

86.0

 

ITA

 

13th

 

Melges 24

 

 

557

 

14

 

Imagine

 

Lea Jamie

 

Rowen David

 

 

NRU/RORC

 

18.0

 

12.0

 

4.0

 

(25.0)

 

8.0

 

15.0

 

7.0

 

23.0

 

87.0

 

GBR

 

14th

 

Melges 24

 

 

681

 

23

 

Schoenherr

 

Urlesberger Franz

 

Urlesberger Franz

 

 

UYC Wg

 

7.0

 

15.0

 

24.0

 

2.0

 

(26.0)

 

8.0

 

12.0

 

20.0

 

88.0

 

AUT

 

15th

 

Melges 24

 

 

689

 

25

 

Strambapapà

 

Barbi Francesco

 

Bettiati Luca

 

Corinthian

 

FMM

 

5.0

 

14.0

 

14.0

 

(41.0)

 

18.0

 

21.0

 

23.0

 

6.0

 

101.0

 

ITA

 

16th

 

Melges 24

 

 

704

 

29

 

ICZ-Rodop

 

Trcka Martin

 

Musil Tomas

 

 

YC Rodop

 

17.0

 

16.0

 

11.0

 

(47.0 DNC)

 

13.0

 

20.0

 

25.0

 

13.0

 

115.0

 

CZE

 

17th

 

Melges 24

 

 

819

 

39

 

Marusia

 

Dyvinets Oleg

 

Dyvinets Oleg

 

Corinthian

 

Sailing Federation

 

21.0

 

(30.0)

 

19.0

 

3.0

 

10.0

 

16.0

 

22.0

 

28.0

 

119.0

 

UKR

 

18th

 

Melges 24

 

 

677

 

22

 

White room

 

Weiss Maximilian

 

Michael Tarabocchia

 

Corinthian

 

DTYC

 

(25.0)

 

18.0

 

21.0

 

11.0

 

12.0

 

17.0

 

21.0

 

22.0

 

122.0

 

GER

 

19th

 

Melges 24

 

 

209

 

4

 

FGF Sailing Team

 

Bakoczy Robert

 

Rozsnyay Yakman

 

Corinthian

 

Spartacus V.E.

 

19.0

 

25.0

 

18.0

 

24.0

 

15.0

 

18.0

 

(26.0)

 

9.0

 

128.0

 

HUN

 

20th

 

Melges 24

 

 

589

 

16

 

Hod

 

Bujaky Attila

 

Bujaky Attila

 

Corinthian

 

TVSK

 

23.0

 

23.0

 

25.0

 

5.0

 

17.0

 

19.0

 

17.0

 

(29.0)

 

129.0

 

HUN

 

21st

 

Melges 24

 

 

673

 

21

 

Nefeli24

 

Karrié Peter

 

Karrié Peter

 

Corinthian

 

SCR

 

22.0

 

13.0

 

17.0

 

14.0

 

16.0

 

(47.0 DNC)

 

27.0

 

24.0

 

133.0

 

GER

 

22nd

 

Melges 24

 

 

742

 

32

 

Fundanything.com

 

Hakola Tomi

 

Hakola Tomi

 

Corinthian

 

EMK

 

24.0

 

11.0

 

7.0

 

7.0

 

21.0

 

(47.0 OCS)

 

42.0

 

32.0

 

144.0

 

FIN

 

23rd

 

Melges 24

 

 

369

 

5

 

Ponente

 

Csolto Akos

 

Csolto Akos

 

 

D-One

 

(35.0)

 

26.0

 

29.0

 

23.0

 

19.0

 

9.0

 

24.0

 

26.0

 

156.0

 

HUN

 

24th

 

Melges 24

 

 

834

 

45

 

Black Mamba

 

Knetig Martin

 

Knetig Martin

 

Corinthian

 

Brno

 

(47.0 OCS)

 

21.0

 

23.0

 

13.0

 

29.0

 

31.0

 

29.0

 

21.0

 

167.0

 

CZE

 

25th

 

Melges 24

 

 

579

 

15

 

Nondiremai

 

Pomucz Tamas

 

Karo Maik

 

 

SVSK WIN D SE

 

30.0

 

24.0

 

28.0

 

(35.0)

 

25.0

 

25.0

 

16.0

 

19.0

 

167.0

 

HUN

 

26th

 

Melges 24

 

 

382

 

6

 

Aile

 

Good Michael

 

Good Michael

 

Corinthian

 

YC Krenzlingen

 

28.0

 

27.0

 

30.0

 

19.0

 

(31.0)

 

22.0

 

30.0

 

17.0

 

173.0

 

SUI

 

27th

 

Melges 24

 

 

833

 

44

 

Fanion

 

De Vaan John

 

De Vaan John

 

Corinthian

 

Club St Annaland

 

32.0

 

32.0

 

(36.0)

 

20.0

 

14.0

 

27.0

 

20.0

 

34.0

 

179.0

 

NED

 

28th

 

Melges 24

 

 

692

 

26

 

Long Island - Bohemia Apple

 

Vysata Robert

 

Kulik Martin

 

 

Y.C.B.A.

 

26.0

 

35.0

 

20.0

 

34.0

 

24.0

 

33.0

 

14.0

 

(36.0)

 

186.0

 

CZE

 

29th

 

Melges 24

 

 

481

 

9

 

Jedi Business

 

Milbich Andras

 

Czegai Peter

 

 

Procelero SE

 

36.0

 

20.0

 

27.0

 

8.0

 

35.0

 

32.0

 

32.0

 

(39.0)

 

190.0

 

HUN

 

30th

 

Melges 24

 

 

70

 

1

 

Rodop

 

Neumann Lukas

 

Kulik Martin

 

 

Yachting Holidays

 

29.0

 

19.0

 

33.0

 

(40.0)

 

22.0

 

28.0

 

34.0

 

27.0

 

192.0

 

CZE

 

31st

 

Melges 24

 

 

767

 

35

 

Virus

 

Gemesi Gyula

 

Gemesi Gyula

 

 

D-One

 

31.0

 

(36.0)

 

22.0

 

33.0

 

23.0

 

29.0

 

31.0

 

31.0

 

200.0

 

HUN

 

32nd

 

Melges 24

 

 

821

 

40

 

Andele

 

Hotz Joerg

 

Hotz Joerg

 

 

Zuercher Y.C.

 

20.0

 

38.0

 

39.0

 

38.0

 

32.0

 

(47.0 DNC)

 

19.0

 

15.0

 

201.0

 

SUI

 

33rd

 

Melges 24

 

 

682

 

24

 

Cicuta

 

De Micheli Sacha

 

De Micheli Sacha

 

Corinthian

 

CVLL

 

16.0

 

33.0

 

34.0

 

29.0

 

27.0

 

35.0

 

28.0

 

(38.0)

 

202.0

 

SUI

 

34th

 

Melges 24

 

 

406

 

7

 

Franz Rocks

 

Riha Wolfgang

 

Skolaut Christoph

 

Corinthian

 

SC Franz

 

15.0

 

28.0

 

(47.0 DNC)

 

47.0 DNF

 

39.0

 

26.0

 

18.0

 

30.0

 

203.0

 

AUT

 

35th

 

Melges 24

 

 

205

 

3

 

Joint Venture

 

Schotten Marco

 

Van Zoeren Martijn

 

Corinthian

 

WVLelystan

 

27.0

 

31.0

 

26.0

 

17.0

 

(47.0 DNC)

 

36.0

 

37.0

 

33.0

 

207.0

 

NED

 

36th

 

Melges 24

 

 

543

 

13

 

Watas-shop.com

 

Reger Markus

 

Reger Markus

 

 

Chiemsee YC

 

13.0

 

29.0

 

35.0

 

28.0

 

(47.0 DNC)

 

23.0

 

36.0

 

47.0 DNC

 

211.0

 

GER

 

37th

 

Melges 24

 

 

638

 

20

 

Jeko

 

Cavallini Marco

 

Cavallini Marco

 

 

CVG

 

(47.0 DNC)

 

47.0 DNC

 

47.0 DNC

 

47.0 DNC

 

47.0 DNC

 

11.0

 

13.0

 

8.0

 

220.0

 

ITA

 

38th

 

Melges 24

 

 

530

 

12

 

Mad Cow

 

Verhulst Thierry

 

Verhulst Thierry

 

Corinthian

 

CN Pully

 

33.0

 

(41.0)

 

38.0

 

32.0

 

34.0

 

34.0

 

33.0

 

25.0

 

229.0

 

SUI

 

39th

 

Melges 24

 

 

609

 

17

 

Melnose

 

Piringer Christian

 

Piringer Christian

 

 

UYCAS

 

37.0

 

37.0

 

31.0

 

15.0

 

33.0

 

39.0

 

41.0

 

(43.0)

 

233.0

 

AUT

 

40th

 

Melges 24

 

 

752

 

33

 

Angry Dragon

 

Voith Norbert

 

Voith Norbert

 

Corinthian

 

UYC-Wolfgangsee

 

40.0

 

39.0

 

37.0

 

26.0

 

20.0

 

41.0

 

(43.0)

 

40.0

 

243.0

 

AUT

 

41st

 

Melges 24

 

 

828

 

43

 

Infinity

 

Kris Daniel

 

Kris Daniel

 

 

JK Presov

 

39.0

 

42.0

 

40.0

 

21.0

 

(47.0 DNC)

 

40.0

 

38.0

 

35.0

 

255.0

 

SVK

 

42nd

 

Melges 24

 

 

460

 

8

 

Bradipo

 

Tasciotti Ceccano Lorenzo

 

Tasciotti Ceccano Lorenzo

 

Corinthian

 

CNGM

 

41.0

 

40.0

 

32.0

 

30.0

 

37.0

 

38.0

 

39.0

 

(42.0)

 

257.0

 

ITA

 

43rd

 

Melges 24

 

 

482

 

10

 

Siv Grendi

 

Anatoly Karachinskyi

 

Ricci Franco

 

Corinthian

 

 

34.0

 

34.0

 

(47.0 DNC)

 

31.0

 

47.0 DNC

 

30.0

 

35.0

 

47.0 DNC

 

258.0

 

ITA

 

44th

 

Melges 24

 

 

139

 

2

 

Arkanoè

 

Caramel Sergio

 

Caramel Sergio

 

Corinthian

 

Il Porto di Mare

 

38.0

 

(43.0)

 

42.0

 

37.0

 

38.0

 

37.0

 

40.0

 

37.0

 

269.0

 

ITA

 

45th

 

Melges 24

 

 

528

 

11

 

Etrusca

 

Giombetti Alessandro

 

Giombetti Alessandro

 

Corinthian

 

CN Capodimonte

 

42.0

 

44.0