The race course of Riva del Garda is ready to welcome, from July 5th to 7th, the third act of the Melges 32 World League 2019, event that anticipates the arrival of the Melges 20 fleet in the following week.
The event of Riva del Garda represents the seasonal mark rounding for the Melges 32 World League, as it stands in the middle between the two inaugural events in Sardinia and the awaited World Championship of Valencia, great finale of the 2019 season. The races of Riva del Garda will play a key role in determining the development of the Melges 32 World League ranking, since they will unveil who will arrive at the finals of Barcelona as leader of the standings.
The 2017 and 2018 World Champion, the Russian Tavatuy by Pavel Kuznetsov, presents himself to this challenge as the “number 1” of the world ranking, with only two points of margin on the Italian team of Caipirnha of the Martin Reintjes, one of the teams that best knows the conditions of Lake Garda.
Also the Monegasque G.Spot by Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio (winner of the 2017 series) is ready to attack the leadership of the ranking, following Caipirinha with just one point of delay.
Among the teams aiming for victory, we also find the Argentine Donino by Luigi Giannattasio (winner of the first event in Villasimius), Mascalzone Latino (who became European Champion in this same race course in 2016), Giogi by Matteo Balestrero (Reigning Champion of the Melges World League) and Torpyone by Edoardo Lupi and Massimo Pessina (European Champions in 2017).
Melges 32 World League – photo © Event Media
Luisa Bambozzi, CEO of Melges Europe – “Lake Garda is as always a highly anticipated and desired event for all our teams and this year it comes at a key time of the season which makes this event even more spectacular in the water. I would like to thank all the present owners as well as the partners who, with increasing enthusiasm, continue to live with us the Melges World League. Among these, a special mention goes to La Nef, a leading company in the distribution of high quality fish products and “L’Enoteca di Torino” with Deutz champagne that will sign a special appointment for all our owners on Friday 5 July at the Hotel Lido Palace. Our thanks also go to the Agraria of Riva del Garda and the wines of Revi Trento Doc that will be protagonists at the crew party on Saturday 6 July “.
The starting list of this appointment on North Garda Lake counts on the presence of 19 teams representing 9 nations (Russia, Great Britain, Poland, Germany, Japan, Norway, Principality of Monaco, Argentina, Italy).
In these hours all the teams are already engaged in the last tests and training sessions to become familiar with the conditions offered by the race course of Riva del Garda where, from Friday to Sunday, tight racing will determine the development of this season of Melges World League regattas.
The Melges World League is supported by Helly Hansen, North Sails, Tiirenia, Quantum Sails, Garmin Marine, La Thuile, Rocket Performance, Revi Trento Doc, Loison Pasticceri dal 1938, Rigoni di Asiago, Dai Dai, Norda, XPouf, Le Formiche di Fabio Vettori, boutique hotel Rifugio Azul (Minorca) and Rifugio hotel Lilla (La Thuile), One Ocean; the series is also supported by Team Partners UYN (thanks to Brontolo and G3Bau Sailing Team) l’Enoteca and Camarca Caffè thanks to Fra Martina Sailing Team.
The event in Riva del Garda can count on the support of Fraglia Vela Riva, La Nef, Agraria Riva del Garda, Angelini Vivai, Officina 33.
Melges Europe and the Melges World League strongly support One Ocean Foundation.
by Melges World League