Melges 32 World Championship 2020 at Villasimius, Sardinia – Day 1

by Melges Europe 26 Aug 20:04 UTC 26-29 August 2020 Tweet

Having greeted the gusts of Mistral which, just a few days ago, made the first stage of the Melges 32 World League unique, the protagonists of the class met again today between the marks of Villasimius to start the World Championship. A generous easterly sea breeze awaited the crews, increasing in intensity during the afternoon, when the most intense gusts reached 13 knots.

The ranking that emerged at the end of this first day is definitely interesting. A ranking which, among the favorites, sees only Donino by Luigi Giannattasio confirm the predictions made at the eve of this Championship: following the tactical choices of the Spanish Manuel Weiller, Donino conquered the first leadership of the event, trailed by three points the guys of Homanit, second, and best of the Corinthians, on the equals with Caipirinha of Martin Reintjes, who focused today on regularity of results and promises battle in the days to come.


Melges 32 World Championship 2020 in Villasimius, Sardinia day 1 – photo © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

The Hungarian team of Farfallina also appears in the upper areas of the standings: led by Arpad Schatz is fourth and scored the first bullet of this World Cup which, on the starting line, sees seven Nations represented, demonstrating the excellent state of health of this competitive one-design class.

Two of the boats on the spotlight are delayed more than expected: the already winner of the circuit, G-Spot, is seventh, ten points behind Donino, while the outgoing champions of La Pericolosa, protagonists of a second regatta far from the usual standards, are eighth overall.


Melges 32 World Championship 2020 in Villasimius, Sardinia day 1 – photo © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

Tomorrow the show will be repeated, with departure set for 1 pm, when a south-westerly breeze of between 11 and 13 knots should blow on the race course of Villasimius.

Melges Europe and Melges World League thank all the partners of the 2020 edition: Helly Hansen, Quantum Sails, North Sails, Garmin Marine, Rocket Performance, Rigoni di Asiago, Azienda Agricola il Ponte, Revi Trento Doc, Loison Pasticceri dal 1938, Dai Dai, Le Formiche di Fabio Vettori, La Thuile, boutique hotel Rifugio Azul (Minorca) and Rifugio hotel Lilla (La Thuile), Cedea, Equilibra, Sabatini Gin, Free Ride Cosmetics e One Ocean; moreover, we thank for the contribution the Team Partners UYN Sports.

Melges Europe and Melges World League support the message of One Ocean Foundation having signed Charta Smeralda.

Find out more, including full results so far, at melges32.com/noticeboard


Melges 32 World Championship 2020 in Villasimius, Sardinia day 1 – photo © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com


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