Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day Two in Scarlino - It's an All Italian Fight for the Podium in Scarlino
July 20, 2019 - Scarlino, Italy - Day two of racing just came to the end in the Italian race course of Scarlino (Tuscany) and, with three more races completed, the head of the ranking of the fourth act of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series is unchanged: Maidollis by Gian Luca Perego keeps in fact leading the fleet with extremely consistent performances (2-1-6 today) and a net total of 10 points (the discard of the worst result of the series came into play today upon completion of the fifth race).
Maidollis ITA854 of Gian Luca Perego - photo @ IM24CA/ZGN
Altea ITA722 of Andrea Racchelli - photo @IM24CA/ZGN
The second place of the ranking is for the World Champions onboard Altea by Andrea Racchelli, boat of the day in this second day in Scarlino, with excellent partial scores of 1-2-3; provisional bronze medal for another Italian crew, Melgina (3-8-1) by Paolo Brescia, winner of the third and last race of the day. Bombarda by Andrea Pozzi (9-6-2) is fourth with 24 points.
Melgina ITA693 of Paolo Brescia - photo @IM24CA/ZGN
Taki 4 ITA778 of Marco Zammarchi - photo @IM24CA/ZGN
The Corinthian division sees a great comeback by Taki 4 of Marco Zammarchi, who climbs up to the fifth place of the overall ranking with 7-3-5 as daily results and becomes the new leader of the Corinthian fleet, where the second place is occupied by Arkanoè by Montura (10-9-7), seventh overall, and the third place is for Hungarian Seven-Five-Nine (8-13-4).
Arkanoe by Montura ITA809 of Sergio Caramel - photo @IM24CA/ZGN
Seven-Five-Nine HUN759 of Akos Csolto - photo @IM24CA/ZGN
Races will resume tomorrow at 11.30, when we will discover who will be the winner of the fourth act of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series. Weather conditions should be similar to those of today, with breeze from 220-255 up to 10 knots.
Club Nautico Scarlino is hosting the Melges 24 Italian National Championship event, valid as the fourth act of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series and Act 3 of the Italian Melges 24 Tour in three weeks - on July 19-21.
After Tuscany, the fleet will move to Sardinia, to start preparing for the World Championship that will be held from October 5th to 12th in Villasimius, Sardinia. Final rehearsal for the Worlds will be pre-event in Villasimius on September 20th-22nd.
More information about the event and series available at melges24.com/europeansailingseries