sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta - Nearly perfect weather on day 2
MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta - Nearly perfect weather on day 2


'MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta 2013 - European Sailing Series 1'    Gabor Cserta

On day two of the MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta, the inaugural event of new European Sailing Series, the race committee led by Gert Schmidleitner made the best of the nearly perfect weather conditions so the fleet could sail four nice races. Fifteen to twenty knots of southwest wind was blowing all day in a slightly tricky manner as is usual on lakes.

The clear dominance of the Italian Audi Team has continued. They have an upper edge on boat handling, speed and tactics as well. Throughout the entire day there were just two occasions when any opponent could reach a mark in front of Riccardo Simoneschi's team. As a result the fight was on for the remaining places. Five teams have shown quite similar quality performances on the race course.

After two days and seven races it's all change in the overall standings and a Corinthian is now in second place on the overall leader-board. The Austrian team 'Die Weisse', helmed by Franz Urlesberger, has already finished three times in second place and counting one less discard they are clearly ahead of the professionals.

Ian Ainslie and his eclectic inter-continental team including a South African, an Australian, an American and a Hungarian sailor racing under the Hungarian flag plus the Swiss team led by Jörg Hotz have sailed steadily and mostly near the top of the fleet. As a result they share the third and fourth places with minor points differences.

The German Peter Glöckel (helped by the young hungarian tactician Robert Bakóczy) and the Danish Corinthian team helmed by Bo Boje Pedersen have sailed nearly as consistent on the second day's races just missing the beat on the second race. So they are now a step behind in fifth and sixth place overall but still in contention for third place.

As seven races are now sailed only one remains to finish the MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta on Sunday. The forecast for the final day promises more excellent conditions to ensure a spectacular finale to what has already been an outstanding opening event for the 2013 Melges 24 European Sailing Series.

Provisional Overall Top Five After Seven Races

1 Audi - ITA819 - Riccardo Simoneschi - (1),1,1,1,1,1,1 = 6
2 Die Weisse - Franz Urlesberger - (15),2,2,4,7,3,2 = 20
3 Strange Brew - HUN392 - Ian Ainslie - 3,3,(12),6,4,5,3 = 24
4 Andele - SUI821 - Jorg Hotz - 2,(7),6,5,2,4,6 = 25
5 Pearl - GER672 - Peter Goeckel - 6,4,(14),3,13,2,4 = 32

Provisions Corinthian Top Three After Seven Races

1 Die Wiesse - AUT681 - Franz Urlesberger - (7),1,1,2,3,1,1 = 9
2 DEN823 - Bo Beje Pedersen - 1,2,3,1,(7),2,2 = 11
3 DEN358 - The Pimp - Thomas Sorensen - 4,3,4,5,2,3,(6) = 21

Full results and further information are available at the event website.


by Istvan Rujak

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108907

12:10 PM Sat 27 Apr 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 World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,








470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position by 470 International Association Class,




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






















Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2   
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   


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