Please select your home edition
Edition
Auckland On Water Boat Show

Melges 32 Sailing Series - Team Synergy conquer the field in Gaeta

by Joy Dunigan on 15 Apr 2013
2013 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Gaeta Pedro Martinez http://www.tp52worldchampionship.com/
At the 2013 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series, from the moment that Valentin Zavadnikov's Team Synergy with tactician Tommaso Chieffi arrived on the Gulf of Gaeta, they commanded the event. As the final day of racing unfolded, Zavadnikov held off attacks from a combative, second place finisher Andrea Pozzi on Bombarda alongside of tactician Lorenzo Bressani to take the overall win.

Zavadnikov, in addition to Chieffi were accompanied by Anton Sergeev, Pavel Mshenski, Konstantin Besputin, Alexander Ekimov, Valeriy Zatsarinskiy and Filippo Ardito as crew. It was a first class event that in the end, separated the overall winner and the rest of the fleet by one point after a fully completed schedule of eight races.

Rounding out the top three was 2011 Series Champion Lanfranco Cirillo aboard Fantastica. Spain's Marc de Antonio's Bribon Movistar finished fourth, followed by Carlo Alberini's Calvi Network in fifth. Deneen Demourkas on Groovederci closed the event in sixth.

It was a very disappointing day for Edoardo Lupi on Torpyone and Edoardo Pavesio's Fra Martina and as they fell from top three positions overnight to end the event in seventh and eighth.




The next Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series event takes place in Porto Ercole on May 10-12, and promises to summon a higher number of participants. The arrival of more teams from the United States as well as Europe and abroad are expected to attend.

The season will then continue with Portoferraio (May 31-June 2), Torbole (12-14 July) and the 2013 Melges 32 World Championship in Porto Rotondo on 16-22 September.

Top 10 Results (FinalL, After eight races and one discard):

1.) Valetin Zavadinkov/Tommaso Chieffi, Team Synergy; 3-1-3-8-3-6-4-[15] = 28
2.) Andrea Pozzi/Lorenzo Bressani, Bombarda; [10]-3-6-7-6-2-1-4 = 29
3.) Lanfranco Cirillo/Michele Paoletti, Fantastica; [12]-11-1-9-4-3-3-7 = 38
4.) Marc de Antonio/Gustavo Martinez Doreste, Bribon Movistar; [13]-12-7-4-8-1-7-3 = 42
5.) Carlo Alberini/Flavio Favini, Calvi Network; 2-14-9-11-2-[15]-5-1 = 44
6.) Deneen Demourkas/Mark Mendelblatt, Groovederci; 6-2-16-6-[16]-5-2-8 = 45
7.) Edoardo Lupi/Branko Brcin, Torpyone; 1-10-8-2-7-11-9-[14] = 48
8.) Edoardo Pavesio/Chris Rust, Fra Martina; 4 (ZULU)-4-2-3-11-13-[16]-12 = 52
9.) Vincenzo Onorato/Gabriele Benussi, Mascalzone Latino; 8-5-13-[15]-1-10-6-10 = 53
10.) Naofumi Kamei/Manuel Weiller, Mamma Aiuto!; 7-6-12-5(DPI)-5-8-8-[16] = 54 Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series website

Barz Optics - San Juan Worlds Best EyewearBakewell-White Yacht DesignT Clewring One Design

Related Articles

J70 World Championship – Day 2 images by Christopher Howell
Photographer Christopher Howell has provided this gallery of images from day two Photographer Christopher Howell has provided this gallery of images from day two
Posted on 29 Sep
J-70 World Championship – More action-shots by Erik Simonson
Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 2. Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 2.
Posted on 29 Sep
J-70 World Championship – Day 2 images by Erik Simonson
Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 2. Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 2.
Posted on 29 Sep
Building conditions on Day 2 of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds
San Francisco has a storied reputation as a world-class venue during summer/early fall, and Day 2 of Alcatel J/70 Worlds San Francisco has a storied reputation as a world-class venue during the summer and early fall, and Day Two of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, did not disappoint.
Posted on 29 Sep
J-70 World Championship – Day 1 images by Erik Simonson
Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 1. Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 1.
Posted on 28 Sep
Alcatel J/70 Worlds - Cut-throat competition on Day 1 in San Francisco
World Championship regattas always generate high-level competition World Championship regattas always generate high-level competition, but when you stack 68 of the world’s most popular One Design boats on San Francisco Bay in a crisp, late-September breeze, you can bet your last shackle that the competition will be ferocious.
Posted on 28 Sep
Olympic Gold medalist and Volvo Ocean Race winner up for WS Board
Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing in November. The five times Olympic medalist, Volvo Ocean Race winner and several times America's Cup competitor will bring a much needed sailing edge to the Board of World Sailing if he can navigate the politics of the controlling body of the sport.
Posted on 25 Sep
World Sailing President nominated by 45 Member National Associations
Incumbent World Sailing President, Carlo Croce (ITA) has welcomed nominations from 45 Member National Associations Incumbent World Sailing President, Carlo Croce (ITA) has nominations from 45 Member National Associations [MNAs] for his re-election as the President of Sailing’s International Federation. Nominations for the position of President have been formally published by World Sailing and show widespread support for Croce.
Posted on 25 Sep
World-class talent expected at 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds
Summer’s days may be numbered, but this comes as welcome news to all sailors participating in 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds Summer’s days may be numbered, but this comes as welcome news to all sailors participating in the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, as fall’s arrival neatly dovetails with the start of what promises to be a world-championship regatta for the ages.
Posted on 22 Sep
Daniel Frost’s JJOne of Germany solidifies advantage at J/24 Worlds
Keiji Kondo’s Fox of Japan moved up to second place after a solid 1,2,4 on Wednesday for 15 net points. JJOne earned their second bullet of the regatta in the day’s middle battle, trailed by Fox and Mark Laura’s Baba Louie of the USA.
Posted on 21 Sep