The final day of racing in Porto Venere just wasn’t meant to be after the breeze failed to cooperate leaving Saturday’s Audi-Tron Sailing Series overall results as final.
Four races were completed on Day 1 with Mirko De Falco’s Peccere with tactician Guglielmo Giordano submitting a 4-1-15-3 scoreline to command the fleet and win the event by ten points. This is the second Melges 20 European Sailing Series win for De Falco.
In second overall was Bo Boje Pedersen on UpUpUp from Denmark. Pedersen first joined the fleet in late 2013 and now, only a year-and-a-half later, Porto Venere marks his best finish ever in the Audi Melges 20 Class.
Guido Miani on Out of Reach racing under the flag of Monaco completed the podium finishing third. Rounding out the top five is Achille Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino Jr. in fourth and Manfredi Vianini Tolomei’s Maolca in fifth.
Melges 20 Audi-Tron Sailing Series (37 entries)
1.) Mirko De Falco, Peccere; 4-1-15-3 = 23 pts
2.) Bo Boje Pedersen, UpUpUp; 3-22-1-7 = 33 pts
3.) Guido Miani, Out Of Reach; 12-9-6-6 = 33 pts
4.) Achille Onorato, Mascalzone Latino, Jr.; 11-12-7-5 = 35 pts
5.) Manfredi Vianini Tolomei, Maolca; 16-16-3-2 = 37 pts
6.) Richard Gorannson, Inga From Sweden; 9-5-9-14 = 37 pts
7.) Alexander Ezhkov, Pirogovo Sailing; 15-7-5-12 = 39 pts
8.) Wilma Homann, Fantastichina; 6-3-18-13 = 40 pts
9.) Dario Levi, Fremito D’Arja; 7-11-22-1 = 41 pts
10.) Marco Franchini, Mezza Luna; 26-14-2-4 = 46 pts