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2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series – Changes at the top
Riccardo Simoneschi's Audi tron ITA840 - 2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series© Mauro Melandri / BPSE

Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015

Melges 24 European Sailing Series – Changing the hierarchies in Luino where exploiting the Inverna between five and 12 knots – southerly wind typical on Lago Maggiore – the Coppa Lino Favini, event valid as the final act of Audi Tron Sailing Series Melges 24, came alive with the completion of three more races.

After five races the leader of the provisional ranking is Maidollis ITA822 (Fracassoli-Bianchi, 1-2-3 today) by Gianluca Perego, who took advantage of the bad day lived by the leader of the first hour Blu Moon SUI825 (Favini-Sommariva, 8-13-6), for overtaking it along with Audi Italia Sailing Team’s Audi tron ITA840 (Simoneschi-Benussi, 12-1-1), now certain of the success in the Audi tron Melges 24 Sailing Series.

2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series – Changes at the top

Melges 24 fleet led by Maidollis in Luino – 2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series© Mauro Melandri / BPSE

2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series – Changes at the top

Gianluca Perego’s Maidollis ITA822 with Carlo Fracassoli helming – 2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series© Mauro Melandri / BPSE

Blu Moon, leader of the special classification valid for the award of the Melges 24 Open Swiss Championship, is now delayed by six points compared to Audi Tron is chased by the Austrians Michael Schineis’ Pure AUT716 (Schineis-Cassinari, 2-3-14) by a single length. Clutching the provisional top five are the Hungarians on FGF Sailing Team HUN728 (Bakoczy-Rosznyay, 4-9-10), on the second position in the Melges 24 European Sailing Series behind Miles Quinton’s Gill Race Team GBR694 (Carveth-Quinton, 5-15-13), which appeared a bit in trouble today.

Talking about the Corinthians the leader is the Swiss Christopher Renker’s RCO SUI731(6-10-12) while Oleg Dyvinets’ Marusia UKR819 (Dyvinets-Dyvinets, 13-18-21), who leads the standings for the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, struggling to get out from the back.

The Coppa Lino Favini, organized by Associazione Velica Alto Verbano in collaboration with B.Plan Sport&Events, the International Melges 24 Class Association and Melges Europe, will end tomorrow with another three races, with the start set for 9am.

by International Melges 24 Class Association

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