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Melges 32 World League in Malcesine - Overall

by Melges World League 11 Jul 2020 22:13 BST 9-11 July 2020

The exciting competition between the crews of the Melges 32 fleet, engaged in Malcesine in the first event of the season, has been interrupted in the last day by bad weather.

A storm that brought consistent rain and no wind on Lake Garda did not allow the crews to complete the last two regattas of the series, effectively leaving the ranking situation crystallized as it was yesterday.

The winner of the first event of the Melges 32 World League 2020 is therefore Martin Reintjes' Caipirinha, who already in 2019 had won the international circuit and almost reached the victory at the World Championship in Valencia.

"A great start, a beautiful return in this competitive fleet: winning the event, on the equals with La Pericolosa and only one point in front of G-Spot, shows how homogeneous and fierce the fleet is, but above all how much we all wanted to go back to racing. I thank Melges Europe and Fraglia Vela Malcesine for their excellent hospitality and organization. Now we are heading straight to Villasimius, where between the World Championship and the first Melges World League event valid for the seasonal ranking, we will have to give our best" declared the owner Martin Reintjes, on the sidelines of the award ceremony.

Second, on equal points with Caipirinha, Christian Schwoerer's La Pericolosa climbs on the podium, while the bronze medal goes to Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio's G-Spot, only one point behind.

On the Corinthian podium, the "King of the Lake" is Jan Jasper Wagner and Maximilian Stein's Homanit. Startelekom wins the silver medal leaving Skadi behind.

During the closing ceremony, the owner Christian Schwoerer was awarded with a Garmin Quatix 6 for the victory in the Garmin Long Distance, a race that involved the crews on the eve of the start of the event on a coastal course stretched between Fraglia Vela Malcesine and the fortress of the town.

After the Garda warm-up, the fleet will meet again in Sardinia where, from 22 to 29 August, will be engaged first in the inaugural part of the Melges World League and, immediately after, in the 2020 World Championship of Villasimius.

Results and communications to participants are posted on the virtual notice board here.

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) e One Ocean; moreover, we thank for the contribution the Team Partners UYN and Camarca Caffè.

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

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