The week started with great news. Russian «Synergy» won the first round of Audi Sailing Series 2013 European cycle in Melges32 class. This was the first victory of the team since entering the class in June 2012. Steering «Synergy» - Valentin Zavadnikov and Leonid Lebedev.
Success has accompanied the Russian athletes all three days of competition, which can not be said about the weather.
On Friday, the first day of the competition,
On the second day of the competition the wind reached 16 knots.
On the last day only the wind was quiet, but the fight was tense. Due to the success in the first two races on Sunday, the gap between Italian Bombarda and «Synergy» was reduced to 5 points.
As a result, according to all the laws of the genre, the champion was determined in the most dramatic race - the final. «Synergy» was one point ahead of Bombarda.
1. «Synergy» (Russia) - 3-1-3-8-3-6-4-(15) - 28
2. Bombarda (Italy) - (10)-3-6-7-6-2-1-4 - 29
3. Fantastica (Italy) - (12)-11-1-9-4-3-7 - 38
4. Bribon (Spain) - (13)-12-7-4-8-1-7-3 - 42
5. Calvi Network (Italy) - 2-14-9-11-2-(15)-5-1 - 44
The second stage of the European series will be held from 10 to 12 May in Italian Portro Ercole.