Friday, April 12, 2013

Team Synergy Lead 2013 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series in Gaeta, Italy - Day 1

Gaeta, Italy
Friday 12, April, 2013

On the first regatta day of the 2013 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series, Valentin Zavadnikov's Team Synergy with tactician Tommaso Chieffi onboard has taken the overall lead with a smashing 1-3 result for the day.
Photo: © Carlo Borlenghi/BPSE
Only two races were completed in Gaeta today where light wind gave way to very difficult conditions that tested some of the world's best tacticians
Photo: © Carlo Borlenghi/BPSE
Team Synergy's Chieffi simply outpaced American Deneen Demourkas on Groovederci who have Mark Mendleblatt on tactics and are in second place overall, followed by Edoardo Lupi's Torpyone in third with Branko Brcin calling the shots.
Photo: © Carlo Borlenghi/BPSE
Further back in the field the race for points remains tight and any outcome is possible. Fourth place finisher Edoardo Pavesio on Fra Martina is tied with Lupi on 11 points. Further back Andrea Pozzi's Bombarda, Vincenzo Onorato's Mascalzone Latino and Japan's Naofumi Kamei on Mamma Aiuto! are fifth, sixth and seventh respectively with 13 points each.
Photo: © Carlo Borlenghi/BPSE
Racing will resume tomorrow at noon. The weather forecast for Saturday is encouraging where mild temperatures are expected and the Race Committee will aim to complete three races in keeping with the original schedule. As per the 2013 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Notice of Race, a maximum of eight races can take place.
Photo: © Carlo Borlenghi/BPSE
Top Ten Results (Preliminary after two races)

1.) Valetin Zavadinkov/Tommaso Chieffi, Team Synergy; 3-1 = 4
2.) Deneen Demourkas/Mark Mendelblatt, Groovederci; 6-2 = 8
3.) Edoardo Lupi/Branko Brcin, Torpyone; 1-10 = 11
4.) Edoardo Pavesio/Chris Rust, Fra Martina; 4 (ZULU)-4 = 11
5.) Andrea Pozzi/Lorenzo Bressani, Bombarda; 10-3 = 13
6.) Vincenzo Onorato/Gabriele Benussi, Mascalzone Latino; 8-5 = 13
7.) Naofumi Kamei/Manuel Weiller, Mamma Aiuto!; 7-6 = 13
8.) Carlo Alberini/Flavio Favini, Calvi Network; 2-14 = 16
9.) Andrea Ferrari/Carlo Fracassoli, Spirit of Nerina; 9(ZULU)-7 = 19
10.) Malcolm Gefter/Sam Rogers, Celeritas; 5(ZULU)-13 = 21

Joy Dunigan

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