October 10. 2015 - Luino, Italy - Changing the hierarchies in Luino where exploiting the Inverna between 5 and 12 knots - southerly wind typical on Lago Maggiore - the Coppa Lino Favini, event valid as the final act of Audi tron Sailing Series Melges 24 and Melges 24 European Sailing Series, came alive with the completion of three more races.
After five races the leader of the provisional ranking is Maidollis ITA822 (Fracassoli-Bianchi, 1-2-3 today) by Gianluca Perego, who took advantage of the bad day lived by the leader of the first hour Blu Moon SUI825 (Favini-Sommariva, 8-13-6), for overtake it along with Audi Italia Sailing Team’s Audi tron ITA840 (Simoneschi-Benussi, 12-1-1), now certain of the success in the Audi tron Melges 24 Sailing Series.
Gianluca Perego's Maidollis ITA822 with Carlo Fracassoli helming - photo BPSE/Mauro Melandri
Franco Rossini's Blu Moon SUI825 with Flavio Favini helming - photo BPSE/Mauro Melandri
Riccardo Simoneschi's Audi tron ITA840 - photo BPSE/Mauro Melandri
Blu Moon, leader of the special classification valid for the award of the Melges 24 Open Swiss Championship, is now delayed by six points compared to Audi tron and is chased by the Austrians Michael Schineis’ Pure AUT716 (Schineis-Cassinari, 2-3-14) by a single length. Clutching the provisional top five are the Hungarians on FGF Sailing Team HUN728 (Bakoczy-Rosznyay, 4-9-10), on the second position in the Melges 24 European Sailing Series behind Miles Quinton’s Gill Race Team GBR694 (Carveth-Quinton, 5-15-13), which appeared a bit in trouble today.
Talking about the Corinthians the leader are the Swiss Christopher Renker’s RCO SUI731(6-10-12) while Oleg Dyvinets’ Marusia UKR819 (Dyvinets-Dyvinets, 13-18-21), who leads the standings for the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, struggling to get out from the back.
Christoph Renker's RCO SUI731 - photo BPSE / Mauro Melandri
The Coppa Lino Favini, organized by Associazione Velica Alto Verbano in collaboration with B.Plan Sport&Events, the International Melges 24 Class Association and Melges Europe, will end tomorrow with other three races, with the start set for 9AM. Racing can be followed via TracTrac live tracking at http://www.tractrac.com/web/event-page/event_20151008_CoppaLinoF/670/
Results (after protest hearings)
For current rankings and further information about the Melges 24 European Sailing Series please visit www.melges24.com/europeansailingseries
The Audi tron Sailing Series season is supported by main sponsor Audi, Official Partner Kuehne+Nagel, technical partners Torqeedo, Caffè Vergnano, Bavaria, USail, Nuova Jolly, Acqua Norda and the Suite Club. www.audisailingseries.com