STIG wins ACt 4 Melges 20 in Riva

Sun, 03/07/2016

Riva Del Garda’s legendary ‘wind factory’ concluded the final day of competition with an unexpected ending to the 2016 Sailing Series® Melges 20.

Congratulations are in full order for Alessandro Rombelli at the helm of STIG with tactician Manuel Weiller and crew members Giorgio Tortarollo and Francesca Masotto as they are the Riva Del Garda Champions! Rombelli’s 1-7-1 redeemed his lead with four points to spare.

Guido Miani driving Out of Reach under the flag of Monaco with Gabriele Benussi as tactician and Massimo Gherarducci serving as crew, finished second overall in Riva Del Garda, also taking home the 2016 Sailing Series® Melges 20 Champion Trophy.

From the U.S.A. (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) Drew Freides’ Pacific Yankee stormed the competition all weekend long to finish third overall. Richard Davies on Section 16 and Michael Illbruck’s Pinta rounded out the top five in fourth and fifth respectively.

Congratulations to 2016 Corinthian Sailing Series® Melges 20 Champions — Wilma Homann aboard Fantastichina with crew members Lisa Rattemeyer, Riamondo Tonelli and Sebastian Wiedeman. Corinthian winner in Riva Del Garda, Mirko Bargolini aboard Spirit of Nerina placed second overall in the Series, followed by Francesco Farneti on ITA-157.

A big round of thanks goes out to all the owners and teams for their participation, to BPSE, Fraglia della Vela Riva and all the individuals that made this event possible!


TOP TEN RESULTS (FINAL - After Eight Races, One Discard)

1.) Alessandro Rombelli, STIG; 1-1-9-[43]-6-1-7-1 = 26
2.) Guido Miani, Out of Reach; [32]-5-2-1-10-4-1-7 = 30
3.) Drew Freides, Pacific Yankee; 6-7-1-[45]-4-12-6-2 = 35
4.) Michael Illbruck, Pinta; 12-4-3-3-2-7-[14]-11 = 42
5.) Liam Kilroy, WildMan; 16-3-6-6-3-17-4-[24] = 55
6.) Dario Levi, Fremito D’Arja; 8-14-4-[46]-12-13-3-3 = 57
7.) Igor Rytov, Russian Bogatyrs; 2-2-35-8-13-8-[39]-9 = 77
8.) Vladmir Prosikin, Nika; [26]-16-23-14-17-2-2-8 = 82
9.) John Kilroy, Samba Pa Ti; 15-18-13-[37]-5-3-25-4 = 83
10.) Yuriy Morozov, Russotrans; 11-6-16-22-8-6-[41]-16 = 85

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