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2015 Melges 32 Audi-Tron Series - Riva goes down to wire for final day

by Melges 32 on 7 Jun 2015
2015 Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series BPSE / MMelandri
2015 Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series - Three additional races took place on stunning Lake Garda today, bringing the total number of races complete to six. On the completion of the sixth race, a discard went into play with mesmerizing effects to the leaderboard. Dalton DeVos on Delta, the youngest cast member of the 2015 Audi-Tron Sailing Series Act Three edition now commands the overall lead on countback to Roberto Tomasini Grinover's Robertissima. Seated first and second respectively, they carry an equal twenty-one points each. This fight is far from over.

Each race completed on Saturday presented a different winner, a very welcomed attribute to the racing in this highly competitive and star-studded fleet.

Alec Cutler aboard hedgehog had a nice day to take the bullet in Race Four. Despite a great chase for the lead Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio's G-SPOT finished second, fending off Tomasini Grinover who settled for third.

DeVos made things look all too easy in Race Five. He took an early lead at the top mark and extended for the win. Serena di Lapigio surged again, but Jason Carroll on Argo outpaced the G-SPOT team and Tomasini Grinover on the last run to overtake for second.



The last race of the day went to Alessandro Rombelli's STIG. Valentin Zavadnikov's Synergy GT,Edoardo Lupi and Massimo Pessina's Torpyone, and Cutler traded places occasionally throughout the race to land in order second through fourth. Grinover stayed strong to finish in the top five.

DeVos had a very successful day moving up from fourth overall to first, Tomasini Grinover went from sixth to second, while Serena di Lapigio advanced the most impressively - from tenth to third.

Sunday, the final day of racing will be the most intense thus far with so much pressure on top teams to do well. Two more races are scheduled with a noon start.



Top ten results (Preliminary - After Six Races, One Discard)

1.) Dalton DeVos/Jonathan McKee, Delta; 4-3-9-4-1-[12] = 21
2.) Roberto Tomasini Grinover/Vasco Vascotto, Robertissima; 5-[17]-5-3-3-5 = 21
3.) Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio/Branko Brcin, G-SPOT; [20]-9-2-2-4-8 = 25
4.) Jason Carroll/Cameron Appleton, Argo; 10-2-1-12-2-[14] = 27
5.) Edoardo Lupi/Massimo Pessina/Lorenzo Bressani, Torpyone; [14]-1-14-8-5-3 = 31
6.) Ryan DeVos/Mark Mendelblatt, Volpe; 2-4-7-13-6-[20] = 32
7.) Alec Cutler/Chris Rast, hedgehog; 3-13-[16]-1-14-4 = 35
8.) Valentin Zavadnikov/Andy Horton, Synergy GT; 13-7-8-[15]-10-2 = 40
9.) Alessandro Rombelli/Francesco Bruni, STIG; 6-16-[DNF]-13-9-1 = 45
10.) Filippo Pacinotti/Gabrio Zandona, Brontolo HH; 7-5-11-14-[20]-10 = 47

Results:
     
         Nat Sail # Bow # Boat Name         Owner                        Tactician                   R1    R2    R3     R4     R 5    R 6         TOTAL

1

USA 1215

012

 

Delta

 

DALTON DEVOS

 

JONATHAN McKEE

4

3

9

4

1

12

 

 

21

2

MON 001

001

 

Robertissima 1

 

ROBERTO TOMASINI GRINOVER

 

VASCO VASCOTTO

5

17

5

3

3

5

 

21

3

MON 181

181

 

G Spot

 

GIANGIACOMO SERENA DI LAPIGIO

 

BRANKO BRCIN

20

9

2

2

4

8

 

25

4

USA 128

128

 

Argo

 

JASON CARROLL

 

CAMERON APPLETON

10

2

1

12

2

14

 

27

5

ITA 487

487

 

Torpyone

 

EDOARDO LUPI

 

LORENZO BRESSANI

14

1

14

8

5

3

 

31

6

USA 180

018

 

Volpe

 

RYAN DEVOS

 

MARK MENDLEBLATT

2

4

7

13

6

20

 

32

7

BER 001

111

 

Hedgehog

 

ALEC CUTLER

 

CHRIS RAST

3

13

16

1

14

4

 

35

8

RUS 013

077

 

Synergy GT

 

VALENTIN ZAVADNIKOV

 

ANDY HORTON

13

7

8

15

10

2

 

40

9

ITA 065

065

 

Stig

 

ALESSANDRO ROMBELLI

 

FRANCESCO BRUNI

6

16

dnf

13

9

1

 

45

10

ITA 667

667

 

Brontolo HH

 

FILIPPO PACINOTTI

 

GABRIO ZANDONA'

7

5

11

14

20

10

 

47

11

JPN 203

203

 

Yasha Samurai

 

YUKIHIRO ISHIDA

 

HAMISH PEPPER

9

18

3

16

13

7

 

48

12

JPN 233

233

 

Swing

 

KEISUKE SUZUKI

 

CHRIS DRAPER

11

12

15

10

7

9

 

49

13

GER 212

212

 

Wilma

 

FRITZ HOMANN

 

NICOLA CELON

1

11

6

dnf

17

16

 

51

14

ITA 176

176

 

Margherita

 

ROBERTO MAZZUCATO

 

GABRIELE BENUSSI

18

6

13

9

11

21

 

57

15

ITA 187

187

 

Audi E-Tron F.lli Giacomel

 

MAURO MOCCHEGIANI

 

PIETRO SIBELLO

8

15

10

11

18

15

 

59

16

ITA 191

958

 

Fra Martina

 

EDOARDO PAVESIO

 

DIOGO CAYOLLA

21

8

4

17

15

17

 

61

17

SWE 321

321

 

Inga From Sweden 3

 

RICHARD GORANSSON

 

DAVE CHAPMAN

15

19

18

6

16

6

 

61

18

ITA 173

173

 

Spirit of Nerina

 

ANDREA FERRARI

 

ROBERTO SPATA

16

10

17

18

12

11

 

66

19

ITA 194

194

 

Vitamina

 

ANDREA LA CORTE

 

SERGIO CHEVTSOV

19

14

20

5

19

19

 

76

20

RUS 223

223

 

Tavatuy

 

PAVEL KUZNETSOV

 

EVGENY NEUGODNIKOV

12

20

12

19

21

13

 

76

21

TUR 159

159

 

Eker

 

AHMET EKER

 

LEVENT PEYNIRCI

17

21

19

20

8

18

 

82

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