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Boogie 2.0 by Pierluigi Giannattasio grabs its first success in the Melges 20 World League

by Melges World League 27 May 2019 04:58 PDT
Boogie 2.0 wins Melges 20 World League © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication

The youngest team of the Melges 20 fleet, sailing onboard the Argentinian Boogie 2.0 by Pierluigi Giannattasio, won today its first event ever in the Melges 20 World League, during the leg of Puntaldia. This success is a great step up for Boogie 2.0, confirming its continuous growth with a victory obtained in front and against all the big names of the Melges 20 fleet.

A single race was completed today, in heavy rains and light and shifty winds: the conditions were particularly challenging, but Giulio Desiderato, calling tactics onboard Boogie 2.0, seemed particularly confident with this situation. Boogie 2.0, with no fear in front of some of the legends of the Melges 20 Class, pushed to build the first success of Pierluigi Giannattasio's young career within the Melges 20 class.

The success for Boogie 2.0 is not the result of an exploit but it was built with a solid performance already highlighted in yesterday's three races that had projected the crew of Pierluigi Giannattasio on the top of the ranking, on the equals with the leader (for best partial), the super champions onboard Russian Bogatyrs by Igor Rytov. From this standings Boogie was able to pull the winning leg today, finishing third in the only race held (which adds up to 4-3-5 from yesterday as partial) and leaving the remaining steps of the podium to the Russian couple composed of Russian Bogatyrs, detached by 4 points (2-6-4-7) and by Pirogovo by Alexander Ezhkov at 9 lengths (3-1-14-6).

The act of Puntaldia, in addition to the winner's name, offers other elements of "revolution" within the hierarchy of the fleet, as shown by the fourth place in the overall ranking gained by the Corinthian crew of the Italian Siderval team, (17-4-1-8) that left behind also the reigning World Champions on Stig by Alessandro Rombelli.

After the event of Puntaldia, Russian Bogatyrs further strengthens the leadership in the World Ranking of the Melges World League. The Melges 20 fleet is now heading towards the Tuscan race course of Marina di Scarlino (14 - 16 June).

The Melges 20 World League event in Puntaldia is supported by the local partners Swiss Life, Tirrenia, Comune di San Teodoro, Consorzio di Puntaldia, ImmobilSarda, Mag.nus, Ichnusa, Catellani & Smith, Aeroporto Olbia-Costasmeralda, Ristorante Silvio, Cantina Santa Margherita, Cantina Nuraghe Crabioni, Cantina Del Vermentino Monti, Cantina Argiolas, Beta, Moby, La Serra Fiorita, Auriemma.

Melges World League is supported by Helly Hansen, North Sails, Tiirenia, Quantum Sails, Garmin Marine, La Thuile, Rocket Performance, Revi Trento Doc, Loison Pasticceri dal 1938, Rigoni di Asiago, Dai Dai, Norda, XPouf, Le Formiche di Fabio Vettori, boutique hotel Rifugio Azul (Minorca) and Rifugio Hotel Lilla (La Thuile) and One Ocean. Melges World League European Division also counts on the team partners support by UYN (thanks to Brontolo and G3Bau Sailing Team) and l'Enoteca (thanks to Fra Martina Sailing Team).

Melges Europe e Melges World League strongly support One Ocean Foundation and Charta Smeralda.

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