by Melges Europe 29 Aug 05:47 UTC 26-29 August 2020 Tweet Melges 32 World Championship 2020 in Villasimius, Sardinia day 3 © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com Melges 32 World Championship 2020 in Villasimius, Sardinia day 3 © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com
Light breeze day in Villasimius, but despite this the Melges 32 fleet managed to complete two further races, bringing the total of the series to seven, with a discard of the worst result kicking in after the sixth race.
The ranking has changed again, demonstrating the competitiveness of the Melges 32 fleet, and after Friday’s racing Martin Reintjes’ Caipirinha (2-5 today) has climbed to the top of the standings, with Donino by Luigi Giannattasio behind him. Donino today saw his scoreline increase due to a twelfth and a ninth place.
Best boat of the day was Wilma of Fritz Homann who, thanks to today’s races (1st & 3rd), climbing the ranking up to third place, 7 points behind the leader.
The reigning World Champions aboard La Pericolosa score their first bullet of the series in the last race on Friday, gaining important points to get closer to the podium. Schwoerer’s crew occupies fourth place, only one point behind Wilma. Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio’s G-Spot closes the top five.
In the Corinthian division, Homanit continues to set the pace, 14 points ahead of Max Augustin’s Heat and Waldemar Salata’s Startelekom.
With an extremely compact ranking, the grand finale of the Melges 32 World Championship promises to be exciting. The racing will resume Saturday at 10am and the Race Committee, chaired by Maria Torrijo, will have until 4pm to complete three races.
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 are thankful for the contribution of 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 3 – photo © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com