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Melges 40 Grand Prix at Lanzarote 2018

With six races complete at the 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix in Lanzarote, Alessandro Rombelli’s Stig (Francesco Bruni, tactician) has extended his lead in the most impressive manner.

A seemingly unstoppable 1-1-3 daily result keeps him in the event lead, five points ahead of second place finisher Valentin Zavadnikov’s Dynamiq Synergy (Michele Ivaldi, tactician).

With only four more races to be contested, Rombelli has moved even closer to confirming and successfully defending his Melges 40 Grand Prix Championship title.

In comparison to Day One, the much breezier conditions (20 knots) played to Rombelli’s advantage giving he and his team the opportunity to add more bullets to their scoreline. His worst result yet is a third, and that was discarded after the sixth race.

Rombelli also continued to extend his points lead as well, a stark contrast to Richard Goransson’s Inga. With only four races left, Goransson’s work is clearly cut out for him as he and his team must find a way to advance and capitalize on any mistakes made by Rombelli, all in the interest of retaining their leadership of the 2018 ranking.

Everyone will be watching the remaining podium positions currently occupied by Zavadnikov, and Andrea Lacorte’s Vitamina Cetilar (Gabriele Benussi, tactician) respectively, second and third with 12 points each.

2018 Lanzarote Melges 40 Grand Prix - photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication
2018 Lanzarote Melges 40 Grand Prix – photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

Japan’s Yukihiro Ishida’s Sikon (Manu Weiller, tactician) trails with 16 points.

The Melges 40 Grand Prix circuit counts on the support of Helly Hansen, Garmin Marine, and Melges Europe.

Melges 40 Grand Prix has signed and adopts the code of ethics of the Charta Smeralda strongly promoting the values of One Ocean Foundation.

Results after Day 2: (six races, 1 discard)

1.) (ITA) Alessandro Rombelli/Francesco Bruni, STIG; 2-1-2-1-1-[3] = 7pts
2.) (MON) Valentin Zavadnikov/Michele Ivaldi, DYNAMIQ SYNERGY; 4-4-1-[5]-2-1 = 12pts
2.) (ITA) Andrea Lacorte/Gabriele Benussi, VITAMINA CETILAR; 1-3-3-2-3-[5] = 12pts
4.) (JPN) Yukihiro Ishida/Manu Weiller, SIKON; [5]-2-4-3-5-2 = 16pts
3.) (SWE) Richard Goransson/Cameron Appleton, INGA; 3-[5]-5-4-4-4 = 20pts

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