2020 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Corinthian Teams Rule in Day 1 in Torbole
August 07, 2020 - Torbole, Italy - Racing kicks off for the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Torbole and, with light Ora wind from the South, the fleet completes three races that bring to the top of the standings the Corinthian crew of Taki 4 by Marco Zammarchi (2-1-6) with Niccolo Bertola at the helm.
The second spot of the ranking is for the crew of Michele Paoletti onboard Strambapapà (3-6-1) that, with great tactical calls on the light breeze conditions of the day, follows Taki 4 with just one point of delay.
The races of today were a demonstration of the competitiveness of the Corinthian fleet, that always managed to fight neck to neck with pro teams: in fact, in third place we find another Corinthian crew, the Hungarian Seven-Five-Nine (5-5-2) by Akos Csolto, while in fourth place we have another non-Corinthian crew, Altea (9-2-3) by Andrea Racchelli, already World Champion in Victoria, Canada in 2018.
The bottom of the top-five is for Estonian Tõnu Tõniste’s Lenny (1-7-7), winner of the first race of the 2020 European Sailing Series today, detached by the fourth classified by just one point.
Weather forecasts announce similar conditions for tomorrow, so the Race Committee has decided to confirm the starting time at 1 pm. The fleet will have the chance to complete three more races.
Event website at Circolo Vela Torbole website
Day One photos by © IM24CA/Zerogradinord
2020 Melges 24 European Sailing Series:
- August 7-9 – Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy
- August 28-29 – Kammersee on Attersee, Austria
- September 11-13 – Portoroz, Slovenia
- October 2-4 – Trieste, Italy
More information about the history of the series you’ll find at the website www.melges24.com/europeansailingseries
For further information on the event or class specific information about the Melges 24 please contact:
Italian Melges 24 Class Association
Phone: +39 329 7193519
Circolo Vela Torbole
Tel. +39 0464 506240
Fax. +39 0464 506076
International Melges 24 Class Association
Administrator & Media Coordinator
Mobile/WhatsApp: +372 507 7217
IM24CA Event Press Officers: Mauro Melandri and Silvia Gallegati - Zerogradinord