Please select your home edition
Allen 2018 US A2030XHL 728x90

Pacinotti maintains Melges 20 lead in Cagliari going into final race day

by IM20CA 15 Sep 20:26 PDT 14-16 September 2018
2018 Melges 20 World League, European Division - Cagliari © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication

As the Melges 20 World League, Euro Division 2018 season nears the end, Italy's Filippo Pacinotti at the helm of Brontolo managed to hold onto the lead in Cagliari after two more races. His year commenced with winning the inaugural stage in Forio d'Ischia last April, and now he is ready to seize the final win on the 2018 circuit.

The breeze today came from the Southwest with waves, at a velocity of 12-14 knots making for a very nervous fleet, even more so as the Race Committee departed the docks announced their intention of a 'uniform flag' for both daily races.

Reigning Melges World League (and European) Champion Igor Rytov racing Russian Bogatyrs won the first race of the day, with Pacinotti hot on his heels in second - a result that allowed him to hang onto the lead, but potentially threaten his direct opponents and their current positions on the overall circuit ranking.

The second race of the day, Race Four in the regatta series went to the illustrious Drew Freides on Pacific Yankee, followed by 'Boat of the Day' Russian Bogatyrs, with circuit leader Vladimir Prosikhin's Nika in third.

Despite Pacinotti's sixth place finish in the final race on Saturday, he still holds the event lead by three slim points.

Sunday will be a major showdown with Rytov right behind in second overall, followed by Freides in third - six points back, and Prosikhin is fourth.

The Corinthian division continues to be controlled by Marco Giannini's Siderval, also seated in an impressive fifth place overall.

Sunday is the last day of racing with a warning at 1100 local European time.

The Melges World League is supported by Helly Hansen, Garmin Marine, North Sails, Toremar, Lavazza, Rigoni di Asiago and Melges Europe. Melges World League has signed and adopts the code of ethics of the Charta Smerarlda strongly promoting the values of One Ocean Foundation.

Top Five Results (Preliminary - After Four Races)

1.) (ITA) Filippo Pacinotti, BRONTOLO; 1-1-2-6 = 10
2.) (RUS) Igor Rytov; RUSSIAN BOGATYRS; 7-3-1-2 = 13
3.) (USA) Drew Freides, PACIFIC YANKEE; 6-2-7-1 = 16
4.) (RUS) Vladimir Proshikin, NIKA; 14-4-12-3 = 33
5.) (ITA) Marco Giannini, SIDERVAL; 18-5-8-4 = 35

Quick Links:

Related Articles

2018-19 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series
One epic venue, four incredible events Since 2009, the Melges 20 Miami Winter Series has become one of North America's most popular one-design racing series. Hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, each event boasts a deep fleet of Corinthian and professional teams Posted on 22 Oct
North Sails Weekly Debrief
Melges 20 World Champ, 3Di Product Line, Forbes features Kenny Read Drew Freides, Morgan Reeser, and Charlie Smythe have added themselves to the #NSVictoryList once again in Cagliari, Italy. Posted on 20 Oct
Inside Melges: The October Issue
Freides wins Melges 20 Worlds, M24 NorAm Tour and European Sailing Series conclude Second consecutive Melges 20 World Championship title for Drew Freides's Pacific Yankee Team! All it took was one last, wild ride the final day of competition to give the International Melges 20 class its second-ever, double, back-to-back World Champion. Posted on 17 Oct
Back to back wins for Pacific Yankee
Melges 20 World Champ added to the #NSVictoryList It came down to the final race on the last day of Melges 20 Worlds for Drew Freides and his team of Morgan Reeser, and Charlie Smythe on Pacific Yankee to secure their title for the second consecutive year. Posted on 15 Oct
2018 Melges 20 Worlds at Cagliari, Italy overall
Freides wins second consecutive title All it took was one last, wild ride on Saturday, the final day of competition at the 2018 Melges 20 World Championship to give the class its second-ever, double, back-to-back World Champion - Drew Freides' PACIFIC YANKEE. Posted on 13 Oct
2018 Melges 20 Worlds at Cagliari, Italy day 3
Three additional races completed, intense final day looming With the results shuffled and settled, Italy's Filippo Pacinotti (Manu Weiller, tactician) at the helm of Brontolo remains in the lead for a second consecutive day. Posted on 12 Oct
2018 Melges 20 Worlds at Cagliari, Italy day 2
Pacinotti's 'Brontolo' in command After yesterday's opening race day postponement, the weather cooperated in Cagliari, Italy on Day Two, officially getting 2018 Melges 20 World Championship racing underway. Posted on 12 Oct
All set at the 2018 Melges 20 Worlds in Cagliari
The field of competitors will start racing on Wednesday The International Melges 20 Class Association (IM20CA) has officially reached its peak point of the season. On October 10, the first warning signal will fire for the start of the 2018 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Yacht Club Cagliari. Posted on 9 Oct
Russian Bogatyrs wins 2018 Melges 20 Russian Open
Last competitive meeting of the fleet before the Worlds The last two days have been dedicated to the 2018 Melges 20 Russian Open, a Melges World League event on the international circuit, and the last competitive meeting of the fleet before the commencement of the World Championship on Wednesday. Posted on 8 Oct
Melges 20 Russian Open all set to go in Cagliari
The last test before 2018 World Championship In Cagliari, a fantastic thirty-five entries are beginning to breathe in 'World' class air as they prepare for this weekend's Russian Open, all in anticipation of the Melges 20 World Championship happening next week on October 10-13. Posted on 6 Oct
RS Sailing BOTTOM1DSailing FooterGul 2018 October - Code Zero FOOTER