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Melges 32 World League in Malcesine - Day 1

by Melges World League 10 Jul 2020 00:06 PDT 9-11 July 2020

On the second weekend of sailing in Italy, it is time for the protagonists of the Melges 32 Class to be back to racing. The fleet will be involved, starting from today and until Saturday, in the first act of the 2020 Melges World League in Malcesine.

On the regatta course of Lake Garda, today three regattas have been completed, all with Ora wind from the South ranging between 10 and 14/15 knots. The rhythm of the first day is set by Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio's G-Spot, historical face of the Melges 32 Class, who immediately puts the seal on the first two races of the day and almost makes it also in third regatta, only to slip into fifth position a few meters from the finish line due to a penalty.

Fighting with G-Spot, in the first rows of the fleet, we can find the World Champions in charge on board Christian Schwoerer's La Pericolosa (today 2-3-2), second at the end of the day on equal points with Di Lapigio's boat, and the Melges World League 2020 winners on Martin Reintjes' Caipirinha (5-2-1), third with a single point of delay.

The young crew of Homanit (3-7-6), who begins to boast several years of experience in the Melges 32 Class, leads the Corinthian ranking in front of the Swiss Skadi (8-6-9).

The Hungarian new entry Farfallina (9-UFD-7) begins to take measures with the fleet and is preparing to face the new crews in the next fractions of the Melges World League.

Regattas will resume tomorrow, when the Race Committee chaired by Gabriella Gabrielli will give the first warning signal at 13.00.

Results and communications to participants are posted on the virtual notice board here.

Melges Europe and Melges World League thank all the partners of the 2020 edition: Helly Hansen, Quantum Sails, North Sails, Garmin Marine, Rocket Performance, Rigoni di Asiago, Azienda Agricola il Ponte, Revi Trento Doc, Loison Pasticceri dal 1938, Dai Dai, Le Formiche di Fabio Vettori, La Thuile, boutique hotel Rifugio Azul (Minorca) and Rifugio hotel Lilla (La Thuile) e One Ocean; moreover, we thank for the contribution the Team Partners UYN and Camarca Caffè.

Melges Europe and Melges World League support the message of One Ocean Foundation having signed Charta Smeralda.

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