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Brontolo - 2019 Melges 20 World League - European Division: Day 2 - photo © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication
Brontolo - 2019 Melges 20 World League - European Division: Day 2 - photo © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication

Melges 20 World League 2019

Great day of sailing today on the race course of Villasimius, where the first European leg of the Melges 20 World League is taking place. Strong breeze, once again from the SW and with gusts up to 25 knots, allowed the fleet two complete two more races.

In such conditions of breeze and sea, crew experience is not a minor detail: the boat that could best interpret and benefit from the heavy conditions of today was Igor Rytov’s Russian Bogatyrs, one of the veterans (and among the most successful teams) of the Melges 20 Class.

The Russian sailors immediately set the pace of the day, finding themselves perfectly at ease in today’s challenging conditions, scoring a second and a first place in the two races completed.

With these partial scores (which add up to 4-7-2 of yesterday) Russian Bogatyrs, now at 16 points, gains an important margin over the group of pursuers led by the compatriot Pirogovo Sailing by Alexandr Ezhkov (11-4) who follows with 11 points of delay, and with a single point of advantage over the duo composed by Fremito d’Arja by Dario Levi (11-4) and by an increasingly convincing Boogie by the young Pierluigi Giannattasio (6-5). Alessandro Rombelli’s reigning World Champion Stig (14-6) completes the provisional top five.

With these results, Igor Rytov really seems to have shortened the distance to another success in the Melges 20 World League, but tomorrow, last day of racing, Russian Bogatyrs will have to keep up the good work to defend himself from many top teams on the race course.

Tomorrow, with conditions that are expected to be similar to those of today, some more exciting sailing is awaited on the race course of Villasimius.

Meanwhile, the Corinthian division is led by Marco Giannini’s Siderval (4-14 today), 7th in the general ranking.

Full results available here.

2019 Melges 20 World League - European Division: Day 2 - photo © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication
2019 Melges 20 World League – European Division: Day 2 – photo © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication

Results after Day 2:

Pos Bow No Sail No Yacht Name Owner / Skipper R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Pts
1 296   RUS 296 RUSSIAN BOGATYRS Igor Rytov 4 7 2 2 1 16
2 255   RUS 2 PIROGOVO SAILING Alexandr Ezhkov 9 5 3 8 2 27
3 50   ITA 50 FREMITOD’ARJA Dario Levi 6 1 6 11 4 28
4 300   ARG 300 BOOGIE Pierluigi Giannattasio 2 2 13 6 5 28
5 65   ITA 65 STIG Alessandro Rombelli 1 4 12 14 6 37
6 667   ITA 667 BRONTOLO RACING Filippo Pacinotti 5 UFD 1 5 7 40
7 206   ITA 206 SIDERVAL (Corinthian) Marco Giannini 3 15 8 4 14 44
8 215   ITA 217 CAPIRINHA JR Alessandro Agostinelli 15 3 20 9 3 50
9 267   ITA 267 SEASE Franco Loro Piana 12 11 9 12 8 52
10 21   ITA 6 MASCALZONE LATINO JR Achille Onorato 16 8 7 15 10 56
11 410   ITA 410 GONE SQUATCHING Pietro Loro Piana 18 6 DPI 10 12 58
12 713   MON 713 SYNERGY Valantin Zavadnikov 11 14 10 3 RET 60
13 137   RUS 137 ALEX TEAM‑ (Corinthian) Alexander Mikhaylik 10 UFD 4 13 11 60
14 301   MON 301 RAYA Matteo Marenghi Vaselli 19 9 5 7 DSQ 62
15 270   RUS 309 NIKA Vladimir Prosikhin 7 12 11 17 15 62
16 189   ITA 189 KINDAKO Stefano Visintin 8 10 19 16 13 66
17 106   ARG 1 MENDIETA Luigi Giannattasio 13 DSQ 21 1 DNF 79
18 185   RUS 185 ELF Sergey Sobolev 20 13 18 19 9 79
19 184   RUS 184 MEDUZA Pavel Grachev 14 UFD 14 18 16 84
20 261   RUS 261 FURIA ROJA Vadim Yakimenko 17 16 16 RET 17 88
21 182   ITA 182 JAMMIN Gian Marco Mariotti 21 17 15 20 18 91
Corinthian Teams
1 206   ITA 206 SIDERVAL Marco Giannini 3 15 8 4 14 44
2 137   RUS 137 ALEX TEAM‑ Alexander Mikhaylik 10 UFD 4 13 11 60

by Melges World League

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