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Melges 32 Worlds underway

'Day one - Melges 32 World Championship 2011'    © Max Ranchi Photography    Click Here to view large photo

The Melges 32 Worlds, hosted by Real Club Nautico de Palma, are now underway amid brilliant sunny skies with 10-12 knots of breeze and lumpy seas setting the stage on Palma Bay. After two races, John Kilroy's Samba Pa Ti with tactician Vasco Vascotto holds the lead by one point, ahead of Vincenzo Onorato's Mascalzone Latino and tactician Francesco Bruni in second overall. Seated in third is fellow American Alexis Michas on Zetiana with Brian Ledbetter onboard calling tactics.

The first race of the day kicked off with a clean start. Kilroy, Jason Carroll and tactician Cameron Appleton on Argo launched off the pin end of the starting line, Steve Howe's Warpath right alongside. Onorato looked to port tack right behind the fleet in search of clean air almost immediately after the start, enabling him to get up to speed fast. Great Britain's Peter Rogers on Highlife with Andy Horton on tactics took an early lead rounding the top mark in first.

Reigning Audi Sailing Series Champion Lanfranco Cirillo with tactician Michele Paoletti on Fantastica followed in second, Onorato was third followed by Japan's Yukihiro Ishida on Yasha Samurai with Hamish Pepper on tactics in fourth. Ishida made great strides to advance as did Onorato. Both surpassed Rogers downwind, passing through the gate in first and second. Ishida managed to hold off Onorato's challenge for the lead with a photo finish at the line for the win. Onorato settled for second, Carroll was third, Howe fourth and Kilroy worked hard to take fifth.

Kilroy showed the fleet who was boss in race two with a great start to take a lead he would simply refuse to relinquish, in fact, extended on every leg adding up to an impressive two minute lead on the fleet to win. A key, nice, up-the-right-side beat, put him in command early. Michas had an impressive run for a second place finish. William Douglass' Goombay Smash with tactician Chris Larson was third, Onorato took fourth followed by Geoff Pierini and tactician Steve Hunt on Sicktrix rounding out the top five.

Even lighter air is in the forecast for Wednesday, however racing is expected to begin on schedule.

Top Ten Results:

1.) John Kilroy/Vasco Vascotto, Samba Pa Ti; 5-1 = 6
2.) Vincenzo Onorato/Francesco Bruni, Mascalzone Latino; 2-5 = 7
3.) Alexis Michas/Brian Ledbetter, Zetiana; 8-2 = 10
4.) Jason Carroll/Cameron Appleton, ARGO; 3-12 = 15
5.) Geoff Pierini/Steve Hunt, Sicktrix; 12-4 = 16
6.) Wolfgang Stolz/Jesper Radich, Opus One; 9-7 = 16
7.) Steve Howe/Morgan Larson, Warpath; 4-14 = 18
8.) Lanfranco Cirillo/Michele Paoletti, Fantastica; 10-9 = 19
9.) John Porter/Jonathan McKee, Full Throttle; 7-15 = 22
10.) Filippo Pacinotti/Danielle Cassinari, Brontolo HH; 13-11 = 24

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