Melges32: the third went

Melges32: the third went

The third stage of Audi Sailing Series 2013 has arrived.


It starts in Italian Portoferraio (Elba Island) today, 31 May, and ends on 2 June. The forecasters promise a light wind for the weekend - and we hope it will be enough for all the planned starts. In total, the organizers expect to hold 8 races. At this stage, 19 teams will take part. Russia is represented by the sailing team «Synergy», which finished in the top three at the official training session.

Short summary of previous series. In the first stage of the races won our «Synergy» led by the team's steering co-owners Valentin Zavadnikov and Leonid Lebedev. Then «Synergy was one point» ahead of the Italian «Bombard». The best in the second stage was «Fantastica», also from Italy. The Russian team came to Portoferraio with 8th place in the final table of Audi Sailing Series 2013 and a new tactician - Michel Ivaldi.

Participation in this series of races did not go without a trace for «Synergy». After riding Melges20 yachts on Audi Sailing Series, the team leaders decided to organize their own regatta for this democratic class. For a team with 9 years of experience, this will be a new experience. The yacht club of Monaco was a partner, the time of competition is winter.

And to train themselves and join the new class of yachtsmen from Russia.

The next stage of the series will follow on July 12-14 in Torbola. The final of the Audi Sailing Series 2013 in the Melges32 class is scheduled for 16-22 September and will take place in Italy, in Porto Rotondo.

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