sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Melges 32 World Championship - Helly Hansen Inga from Sweden leads
Melges 32 World Championship - Helly Hansen Inga from Sweden leads


'Tight weather mark rounding in Race 1 at the 2013 Melges 32 World'    ©JOY | IM32CA

After just one race, the 2013 Melges 32 World Championship hosted by the Yacht Club Porto Rotondo (YCPR) in coordination with Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), B.Plan Sports & Events (BPSE) and Melges Europe, looks to International Class Vice Chairman Richard Goransson and tactician Hamish Pepper aboard Helly Hansen Inga From Sweden for overall event leadership. Following in second place is Andrea Pozzi's Bombarda Racing with Lorenzo Bressani calling tactics, then Filippo Pacinotti on Brontolo HH with tactician Nathan Wilmot in third.

'We've been training quite a bit, working hard to improve since the last World Championship in Newport. It was our first event.' commented Goransson. 'Obviously we are quite happy with where we are at in the standings after today, but there is still a lot of racing yet to be completed. Tonight we will just try and take it kind of easy. We'll have a nice dinner, watch some AC racing, then come back out tomorrow and try to do our best again.'

Richard Goransson, Helly Hansen Inga From Sweden - 2013 Melges 32 World Championship -  http://melges32.com/!©JOY_|_IM32CA  

Needless to say the only heat of the day was nothing short of spectacular as the extreme conditions put competitors on high alert for a great race. An all clear start lead to several teams launching off the line with speed, Pozzi included.

Vincenzo Onorato, Mascalzone Latino - 2013 Melges 32 World Championship -  http://melges32.com/!©JOY_|_IM32CA  

He came on very strong at the first mark with Vincenzo Onorato's Mascalzone Latino right behind and Pacinotti in third. Pozzi held the lead all the way around the track, with Goransson improving his position at every turn. On the final run, Pozzi set the spinnaker with confidence and blasted downwind to the finish with Goransson following closely. Just before crossing the line, Pozzi and team had trouble with the spinnaker, losing the race to Goransson as he sailed right by with no problem. Pozzi still managed a second place finish, while Pacinotti finished a solid third.

'Today was a good day,' said Pozzi post racing. 'I am happiest and feel we do better when there is more breeze. If you recall, I won the last race of the last World Championship in similar conditions so, this is an attempt to continue to be strong and race well.'

As expected, the breeze built throughout Race One and prior to starting Race Two, it quickly exceeded the class maximum wind speed. Knowing that it would not be immediate, PRO Hank Stuart sent the teams ashore to wait in hopes it would diminish enough in the afternoon enabling at least one more race. After more than a couple of hours, Stuart announced that conditions looked promising, sending the fleet afloat around three-forty-five in the afternoon with a warning scheduled for five o'clock.

Shortly thereafter, the conditions grew more intense preventing any further racing on Thursday. Some under jib only, others under tow, teams made their way back to the dock in the 30+ knot breeze.

2011 Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup Champion and reigning Audi Sailing Series champion Alessandro Rombelli aboard Azimut by STIG delivered a stunning first day performance to finish fourth. American Jason Carroll and his ARGO team round out the top five.

Andrea Pozzi, Bombarda - 2013 Melges 32 World Championship -  http://melges32.com/!©JOY_|_IM32CA  

Jason Carroll, Argo - 2013 Melges 32 World Championship -  http://melges32.com/!©JOY_|_IM32CA  

Top 10 Results (After One Race)

1.) Richard Goransson/Hamish Pepper, Helly Hansen Inga From Sweden; 1 = 1
2.) Andrea Pozzi/Lorenzo Bressani, Bombarda; 2 = 2
3.) Filippo Pacinotti/Nathan Wilmot, Brontolo HH; 3 = 3
4.) Alessandro Rombelli/Paul Goodison, Azimut by STIG; 4 = 4
5.) Jason Carroll/Cameron Appleton, ARGO; 5 = 5
6.) Deneen Demourkas/Francesco Bruni, Groovederci; 6 = 6
7.) Naofumi Kamei/Manuel Weiller, Mamma Aiuto!; 7 = 7
8.) Vincenzo Onorato/Gabriele Benussi, Mascalzone Latino; 8 = 8
9.) Edoardo Lupi/Pietro Sibello, Torpyone; 9 = 9
10.) Keisuke Suzuki/Chris Nicolson, Swing; 10 = 10

Event 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=114697

6:52 PM Thu 19 Sep 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World





ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,


































470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification by 470 International Association Class,












A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,












ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos   
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature   
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds   
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen   
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme   
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again   
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 2 images from Sail-World.com   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video   
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up   
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown   
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander   


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 NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT