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2019 Melges 20 World League - European Division Leg 1, Villasimius - Overall

by Melges World League 28 Apr 2019 12:09 PDT 26-28 April 2019
Boogie - 2019 Melges 20 World League - European Division Leg 1, Villasimius - Day 3 © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication

Igor Rytov, at the helm of Russian Bogatyrs, is the winner of the first leg of the long European season of the Melges 20 World League, confirming himself as one of the top teams in the fleet.

Igor Rytov is not new to these results as he has always been, with great continuity, at the top of the Class in which he won the title of Melges World League Champion and European Champion in 2017. With today's victory Rytov does nothing but add a new success to his long and great collection.

The placement on the top step of the podium for the Russian team has matured all through the weekend and in the extreme and spectacular conditions of yesterday in which Rytov took the lead with a perfect performance.

In today's only regatta, Russian Bogatyrs was able to control the opponents, keeping them at a safe distance scoring an excellent second place in the race that saw the success of the Argentinian Boogie by Pierluigi Giannattasio (with Giulio Desiderato on tactics).

Boogie, in the event of Villasimius, gets the best results of his career: the victory in a race and the second place in a leg of the Melges 20 World League. The young crew is, at the moment, the most brilliant surprise of this season beginning.

The podium of the first continental event is completed by the current champion of the European circuit Brontolo Racing by Filippo Pacinotti (assisted in the tactical choices by Manuel Weiller) that confirmed the same levels of performance as last year.

In the Corinthian division, the success goes to the Italians of Siderval by Marco Giannini (seventh in the general ranking) that preceded the Russian crew Alex Team of Alexander Mikhaylik.

With this success, Russian Bogatyrs also consolidates its leadership in the international ranking of the Melges 20 World League.

Tactician Kostantin Besputin of Russian Bogatyrs - "It was a very complicated race especially for the challenging conditions of yesterday and therefore we are extremely happy for the result obtained. A victory conquered in a fleet that is always confirmed at the highest level. Racing in this context is an honor considering the history and the technical abilities of the competitors that forced us to really give everything to be able to achieve this success."

The spotlight of the Melges 20 World League is now moving on Asia, Japan, where the sixth round of the 2019 international circuit will be held (in Akya from 18 to 19 May) while Europe will return to be the protagonist from 24 to 26 May with the appointment of Puntaldia, North-Eastern Sardinia.

The Melges 20 World League European Division is proudly supported by North Sails, Helly Hansen, Tirrenia, Quantum, Garmin Marine, La Thuile, Xpouf, Rocket Performance, Revi, Loison, Rigoni di Asiago, Dai Dai, Norda, Le Formiche di Fabio Vettori.

Melges World League is supporting One Ocean Foundation

Melges World League e Melges Europe thank the event partners Marina di Villasimius, Lega Navale Italiana Sez.di Villasimius, Comune di Villasimius, Villasimius Area Marina Protetta Capo Carbonara, Sardegna endless island, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Cagliari Airport, Su'entu, Barley, Moby.

Overall Results:

PosBow NoSail NoYacht NameOwner / SkipperR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1296  RUS 296RUSSIAN BOGATYRSIgor Rytov 47221211
2300  ARG 300BOOGIEPierluigi Giannattasio221365116
3667  ITA 667BRONTOLO RACINGFilippo Pacinotti5UFD157725
4255  RUS 2PIROGOVO SAILINGAlexandr Ezhkov953821527
550  ITA 50FREMITOD'ARJADario Levi6161141128
665  ITA 65STIGAlessandro Rombelli1412146831
7206  ITA 206SIDERVAL (Corinthian)Marco Giannini31584141241
8713  MON 713SYNERGYValantin Zavadnikov1114103RET442
921  ITA 6MASCALZONE LATINO JRAchille Onorato16871510343
10137  RUS 137ALEX TEAM‑ (Corinthian)Alexander Mikhaylik10UFD41311543
11267  ITA 267SEASEFranco Loro Piana12119128646
12215  ITA 217CAPIRINHA JRAlessandro Agostinelli15320931949
13301  MON 301RAYAMatteo Marenghi Vaselli19957DSQ949
14410  ITA 410GONE SQUATCHINGPietro Loro Piana186DPI10121050
15270  RUS 309NIKAVladimir Prosikhin 7121117151459
16189  ITA 189KINDAKOStefano Visintin8101916132066
17106  ARG 1MENDIETALuigi Giannattasio13DSQ211DNF1370
18184  RUS 184MEDUZAPavel Grachev14UFD1418161678
19185  RUS 185ELFSergey Sobolev 201318199DNS79
20261  RUS 261FURIA ROJAVadim Yakimenko171616RET171783
21182  ITA 182JAMMINGian Marco Mariotti21171520181888

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