Friday, May 31, 2013

Robertissima Smoking Hot In Portoferraio - Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series

Portoferraio, Italy - The third act of the 2013 Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series hosted by Lega Navale Italiana Portoferraio officially got underway on Friday with two difficult races in light and shifty conditions. Roberto Tomasini Grinover onboard Robertissima is currently leading in first overall, followed by American Jason Carroll on Argo and and Vincenzo Onorato's Mascalzone Latino in third.
Photo: © 2013 Carlo Borlenghi | BPSE
The racing, from a tactical standpoint could not have been more complicated. A quick review of the scoreboard reveals that the top three boats were the only ones able to achieve single-digit finishes in both racces.
Photo: © 2013 Carlo Borlenghi | BPSE
Fourth-place finisher Edoardo Lupi aboard Torpyone was among the few able to gain some redemption by winning Race Two. Longtime Melges 32 owner and helmsman Mauro Mocchegiani at the helm of Audi Ultra Giacomel managed a nice third in Race One.
Photo: © 2013 Carlo Borlenghi | BPSE
Overall Series leaders Andrea Pozzi's Bombarda and Lanfranco Cirillo's Fantastica finished the day in seventh and eighth respectively.
Photo: © 2013 Carlo Borlenghi | BPSE
Gaeta champ Valentin Zavadnikov from Russia on Team Synergy GT completed the day in a disappointing twelfth place. Naofumi Kamei on Mamma Aiuto! finished the best of the three participating Japanese teams in thirteenth.
Photo: © 2013 Carlo Borlenghi | BPSE
Racing in Portoferraio will resume tomorrow and the forecasts are already calling for potentially more challenging conditions.

Top Ten Results (After Two Races)

1.) Roberto Tomasini Grinover/Vasco Vascotto, Robertissima; 2-4 = 6
2.) Jason Carroll/Cameron Appleton, Argo; 1-8 = 9
3.) Vincenzo Onorato/Gabriele Benussi, Mascalzone Latino; 5-5 = 10
4.) Edoardo Lupi/Pietro Sibello, Torpyone; 13-1 = 14
5.) Mauro Mocchegiani/Branko Brcin, Audi Ultra Giacomel; 3-13 = 16
6.) Malcolm Gefter/Sam Rogers, Celeritas; 11-6 = 17
7.) Andrea Pozzi/Lorenzo Bressani, Bombarda; 17-2 = 19
8.) Lanfranco Cirillo/Michele Paoletti, Fantastica; 16-3 = 19
9.) Richard Goransson/Hamish Pepper, Helly Hansen Inga from Sweden; 10-9 = 19
10.) Marc de Antonio Altimira/Gustavo Martinez Doreste, Bribon Movistar; 8-12 = 20

Joy Dunigan

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