Saturday, September 6, 2008

Santa Margerita Ligure Melges 32

Rubbini Leads After Two Races At Circolo Velico Audi Sailing Series Event No. 4
The twelve teams competing on day one of the Santa Margherita Ligure edition of the Melges 32 2008 Audi Sailing Series were faced with tricky conditions for the first two races of the series. Racing started in an eleven knot southerly breeze with a three foot chop making good upwind speed a challenge for the helmsmen. The wind faded steadily during the day and had dropped away to almost nothing by the end of the second race forcing the race committee to send the fleet ashore without having sailed the final scheduled race.

Fausto Rubbini and his team aboard Thule made the best of the day, posting a 3,1, scoreline to top the overnight leader board. The overall regatta series leaders, Stefano & Massimo Leporarti’s Kismet lie in second place this evening having convincingly won race one and placed fifth in race two. Third overall for the day with a second and a seventh is Claudio Recchi at the helm of Lorenzo Santini’s Uka Uka. Carlo Alberini aboard Calvi Network, sailing with Italian 49er Olympic sailor Pietro Sibello as tactician and competing at his first Melges 32 event, had an impressive debut scoring an eighth and a second to sit in fourth overall. Read more...