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International Melges 20 World Championship at Coconut Grove Sailing Club - Day 3

by Hannah Noll 6 Apr 18:40 PDT 4 -7 April 2019

There is no doubt that the story of the day today at the Melges 20 World Championship is the ultra-tight racing that is ever-present in the fleet. Three days of racing are complete, and each day has resulted in a different leader. With two races left for tomorrow, who will take the Melges 20 World Championship crown?

Today, Alessandro Rombelli and his STIG team of Francesco Bruni, Giorgio Tortarolo, and Tea Faoro lead the pack of Melges 20s from nine different nations. Fleet newcomer from Colorado, Sam Barron-Fox won the first race of the day a great showing and a perfect warm welcome to the Melges 20 fleet for the BOO-FU team.

Tonight we party! Montys Raw Bar, Miami sailors staple, is the location for the final celebration of the Melges 20 World Championship. Each day, teams battle it out on the race course then come together afterward over food and drinks. The camaraderie and longterm friendship among sailors are a significant part of what makes the Melges 20 Class so special.

Ten points separate the top four teams of STIG, Kuai, Russian Bogatyrs, and Heartbreaker; the stage is set for a great showdown on Biscayne Bay tomorrow.

Results after Day 3:

PosBow NoSail NoYacht NameSkipper / CrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
165  ITA 65STIGAlessandro Rombelli / Francesco Bruni / Giorgio Tortarolo / Tea Faoro16534251222
276  USA 7676KuaiDaniel Thielman / Jeremy Wilmot / Alec Anderson / Rayleen Thielman211121133727
3898  RUS 898Russian BogatyrsIgor Rytov / Besputin Konstantin / Sergeev Anton346341119132
488  USA 88HeartbreakerRobert Hughes / Manu Weiller / Federico Michetti62223891332
5309  RUS 309NikaVladimir Prosikhin / Morgan Reeser / Charlie Smythe417101825939
6414  USA 414CinghialeRobert Wilber / Charlie McKee / Matt Woodworth575551520850
7190  BRA 190PortobelloCesar Gomes Neto / Cesar Gomes / Thiago Fett / John Bowden1109137921451
8306  USA 306TalismanJohn Sommi / Victor Diaz de Leon / Jeff Reynolds9646126101653
9303  USA 303Midnight BlueJason Michas / Scott Nixon / Keiran Searle15121271134655
1014  USA 14Red Sky Sailing TeamPaul Reilly / Andy Burdick / Joey Melo103141610128461
11250  USA 250Boo‑FuSam Barron‑Fox / Chris Draper / Simon Hiscocks8ZFP7891181763
12312  ARG 1Eulogia G3BAU Sailing TeamLuigi Giannattasio / Col Sébastien / Salvà Federica / Gabbi Francesco11917116147563
1323  SWE 202IntermezzoJohannes Lind Widestam / Jonas Kjellberg / Tomislav Basic14148151310141184
14305  USA 305Midnight SunAlexis Michas / Sam Rogers / John Wallace131311101420131589
1515  AUS 308Dark StarJohn Bacon / Darren Jones / David Swampson / Danielle Smythe7161818171861092
16217  ITA 217Caipirinha JRAlessandro Agostinelli / Gabriele Benussi / Francesco Rubagotti2011169DSQ4161995
17228  USA 228Electric BlueTim Desmond / Jim Myers / Justin Hood122213211672212103
18214  CAN 214Grinning Streak (C)Rhonda Joyce / Jeremy Edwards / Tony Bowman1715191415211120111
19290  USA 290Blind SquirrelJohn Brown / Jeff Bonanni / Jimmy Kennedy / Danielle Septembre191920DNF2017153113
20238  USA 238The 300Steven Boho / Chad Hough / Ted Keller2121151719161721126
21222  ITA 149SestelementoOscar Farace / Mattia De Bernardi / Francesco Ivaldi / Francesco De Bernardi1818222021221218129
228  GER 161Mojito (Shimmer) (C)Florian Rixner / Norbert Peter / Elena Rixner2220211918192122140

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