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Paolo Brescia's Melgina ITA693 - the Melges 24 Italian Champion 2020 at ACT 1 of the Italian Melges24Tour 2020 in Torbole - July, 2020 ©Zerogradinord / IM24CA
Paolo Brescia's Melgina ITA693 - the Melges 24 Italian Champion 2020 at ACT 1 of the Italian Melges24Tour 2020 in Torbole - July, 2020 ©Zerogradinord / IM24CA

Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2020

Racing kicks off for the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Torbole and, with light Ora wind from the South, the fleet completes three races that bring to the top of the standings the Corinthian crew of Taki 4 by Marco Zammarchi (2-1-6) with Niccolo Bertola at the helm.

Taki 4 by Marco Zammarchi ITA778 with Niccolo Bertola at the helm - 2020 Melges 24 European Sailing Series Event #1 in Torbole, Italy - photo © Zerogradinord / IM24CA
Taki 4 by Marco Zammarchi ITA778 with Niccolo Bertola at the helm – 2020 Melges 24 European Sailing Series Event #1 in Torbole, Italy – photo © Zerogradinord / IM24CA

The second spot of the ranking is for the crew of Michele Paoletti onboard Strambapapà (3-6-1) that, with great tactical calls on the light breeze conditions of the day, follows Taki 4 with just one point of delay.

Michele Paoletti onboard Strambapapà ITA689 - 2020 Melges 24 European Sailing Series Event #1 in Torbole, Italy - photo © Zerogradinord / IM24CA
Michele Paoletti onboard Strambapapà ITA689 – 2020 Melges 24 European Sailing Series Event #1 in Torbole, Italy – photo © Zerogradinord / IM24CA

The races of today were a demonstration of the competitiveness of the Corinthian fleet, that always managed to fight neck to neck with pro teams: in fact, in third place we find another Corinthian crew, the Hungarian Seven-Five-Nine (5-5-2) by Akos Csolto, while in fourth place we have another non-Corinthian crew, Altea (9-2-3) by Andrea Racchelli, already World Champion in Victoria, Canada in 2018.

Hungarian Seven-Five-Nine HUN759 by Akos Csolto - 2020 Melges 24 European Sailing Series Event #1 in Torbole, Italy  - photo © Zerogradinord / IM24CA
Hungarian Seven-Five-Nine HUN759 by Akos Csolto – 2020 Melges 24 European Sailing Series Event #1 in Torbole, Italy – photo © Zerogradinord / IM24CA

The bottom of the top-five is for Estonian Tõnu Tõniste’s Lenny (1-7-7), winner of the first race of the 2020 European Sailing Series today, detached by the fourth classified by just one point.

Estonian Tõnu Tõniste's Lenny, winner of the first race of the 2020 Melges 24 European Sailing Series today - photo © Zerogradinord / IM24CA
Estonian Tõnu Tõniste’s Lenny, winner of the first race of the 2020 Melges 24 European Sailing Series today – photo © Zerogradinord / IM24CA

Weather forecasts announce similar conditions for tomorrow, so the Race Committee has decided to confirm the starting time at 1 pm. The fleet will have the chance to complete three more races.

2020 Melges 24 European Sailing Series Event #1 in Torbole, Italy - photo © Zerogradinord / IM24CA
2020 Melges 24 European Sailing Series Event #1 in Torbole, Italy – photo © Zerogradinord / IM24CA

Results:

Pos Sail No Team Pts R1 R2 R3
1 ITA 778 Marco Zammarchi, CORINTHIAN, Taki 4, Giacomo Fossati, Giovanni Bann, Bertola Niccolo’, Pietro Seghe, YCI
Taki 4
9,0 2 1 6
2 ITA 689 Michele Paoletti, Strambapapà, Giulia Pignolo, Pietro Perelli, Diego Paoletti, Giovanna Micol, Svbg
Strambapapà
10,0 3 6 1
3 HUN 759 Ákos Csoltó, CORINTHIAN, Seven_Five_Nine, Balázs Tomai, Botond Weöres, Mihály Kása, BYC
Seven_Five_Nine
12,0 5 5 2
4 ITA 722 Andrea Racchelli, Altea, Gaudenzio Bonini, Federico Zam, Michele Gregoratto, Matteo Ram, CVCI
Altea
14,0 9 2 3
5 EST 790 Tonu Toniste, CORINTHIAN, Lenny, Toomas Toniste, Maiki Saaring, Tammo Otsasoo, Henri Tauts, Kalevi Jahtklubi
Lenny
15,0 1 7 7
6 GBR 694 Miles Quinton, CORINTHIAN, Gill race Team, Geoff Carveth, Oliver Wells, Adam Brushett, Suzy Russell, RORC
GILL RACE TEAM
16,0 7 4 5
7 GER 677 Tarabochia Luis, CORINTHIAN, white room, Sebastian Bühler, Marvin Frisc, Marco Tarabochia, Michael Tara, YCL
white room
21,0 4 8 9
8 ITA 693 Brescia Paolo, Melgina, Ariberto Strobino, Stefano Orl, Jas Farnetti, Simon Sivitz, Yacht Club Italiano
Melgina
22,0 11 3 8
9 SLO 726 Jure Jerkovic, CORINTHIAN, Atena, Emil Jerkovic, Blaz Kmetec, Tina Mrak, Dejan Presen, SD Gibanca
Atena
22,0 8 10 4
10 SUI 821 Hotz Jörg, CORINTHIAN, Andele, Felix Sarnthein, Michael Loose, Myrlin Tappolet, Rafael Bommer, Zürcher Yacht Club
Andele
29,0 6 9 14
11 GER 327 Thiermann Martin, CORINTHIAN, Ballyhoo Reloaded, Maximilan Thierman, Johannes T, Nathalie Wojzok, Lorenz Suchy, YCN
Ballyhoo Reloaded
32,0 10 11 11
12 ITA 636 Roberto Doria, CORINTHIAN, Marrakech Express, Davide Rapotez, Simone Viduli, Massimiliano Palmisano, Massim, Soc. Triestina Sport del Mare
Marrakech Express
37,0 12 12 13
13 GER 504 Gastl Sebastian, CORINTHIAN, Disco Volante, Johannes Kaske, Raoul Heraeus, Julian Autenried, Bayerischer Yacht-Club
Disco Volante
38,0 15 13 10
14 GER 647 Jannes Wiedemann, CORINTHIAN, Ace, Hanna Busch, Jan Herrmann, Tom Tschilov, Victor Pruchniew, Wse.V
Ace
42,0 13 14 15
15 ITA 528 Fabio Rochelli, CORINTHIAN, Zero24, Daniela Semec, Pietro Fantoni, Lambertenghi P Antonia Contin, SvBarcola Grignano
Zero24
44,0 16 16 12
16 ITA 433 Alfredo Liverani, CORINTHIAN, Wayset, Riccardo Schiavi, Cristina Fab, Roberto De Palo, Umberto Geros, Circolo Velico Ravennate
Wayset
45,0 14 15 16

by IM24CA

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