Saturday, April 13, 2013

Synergy Continues to Dominate at Melges 32 in Gaeta - Day 2

Gaeta, Italy
Saturday 14 April, 2013

The Race Committee took full advantage of Saturday's heated conditions and favourable sea breezes on the Gaeta Gulf to hold three races in the 2013 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series.

As proof, each race resulted in a different winner. Lanfranco Cirillo's Fantastica took charge early to win Race One. Roberto Tomasini Grinover displayed his Robertissima might by winning Race Two, and Vincenzo Onorato's Mascalzone Latino championed the final race of the day.
Photo: © Carlo Borlenghi/BPSE
Despite the various race winners, Valentin Zavadnikov at the helm of Team Synergy continues his firm grip on the lead after a great day of competition on the Gulf of Gaeta. On the eve of the final day of racing, the star-studded Russian team has a nine point advantage over a brilliant Edoardo Pavesio on Fra Martina in second overall who was the fierce fighter of last year's great season finale, and a solid ten points over third place finisher Edoardo Lupi's Torpyone.
Photo: © Carlo Borlenghi/BPSE
The fourth to seventh placed teams will battle it out for a potential spot on the podium. Among those in contention are Andrea Pozzi on Bombarda, Naofumi Kamei on Mamma Aiuto! and Carlo Alberini on his powerful Calvi Network Melges 32.

The 2013 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series action resumes tomorrow at 11.00am. Three final races are planned with a cut off start time of 14.30 Italian time.

Top Ten Results (Preliminary after five races)

1.) Valetin Zavadinkov/Tommaso Chieffi, Team Synergy; 3-1-3-8-3 = 18
2.) Edoardo Pavesio/Chris Rust, Fra Martina; 4 (ZULU)-4-2-3-11 = 27
3.) Edoardo Lupi/Branko Brcin, Torpyone; 1-10-8-2-7 = 28
4.) Andrea Pozzi/Lorenzo Bressani, Bombarda; 10-3-6-7-6 = 32
5.) Lanfranco Cirillo/Michele Paoletti, Fantastica; 12-11-1-9-4 = 37
6.) Carlo Alberini/Flavio Favini, Calvi Network; 2-14-9-11-2 = 38
7.) Naofumi Kamei/Manuel Weiller, Mamma Aiuto!; 7-6-12-5(DPI)-5 = 38
8.) Vincenzo Onorato/Gabriele Benussi, Mascalzone Latino; 8-5-13-15-1 = 42
9.) Marc de Antonio/Gustavo Martinez Doreste, Bribon Movistar; 13-12-7-4-8 = 44
10.) Deneen Demourkas/Mark Mendelblatt, Groovederci; 6-2-16-6-16 = 46

Joy Dunigan

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