Marenghi Vaselli Defends His Leadership of the 2016 Melges 20 World Series
Thursday, May 26, 2016 4:01 PM
With the third sanctioned event on the European schedule now complete (2016 Sailing Series® Melges 20 Porto Ercole, on 6-8 May), the Monegasque team of Matteo Marenghi Vaselli, Leonardo Chiarugi and Alessandro Franci aboard Raya are managing to successfully maintain their top position on the International Melges 20 Class' World Series ranking.
Marenghi Vaselli is keeping a close eye on the competition as the points gap is dwindling. In second overall, Guido Miani on Out of Reach has moved up from seventh to second with the full anticipation of taking over first place. Third place now belongs to the dynamic Russian entry of Igor Rytov on Russian Bogatyrs.
The Corinthian ranking remains unchanged with John Brown on Blind Squirrel in first followed by Johannes Lind-Widestam on Intermezzo and Canada's Paul Currie on Wild Deuces sharing second place tied in points.
The 2016 Melges 20 World Series includes a total of 14 events - seven in Europe, six in North America and one in Japan. View The 2016 Melges 20 World Series Ranking.
THE NEXT ROUND
The 2016 Melges 20 World Series continues next month in the Mediterranean with the seventh round happening in Talamone on June 10-12. View The Complete List of 2016-2017 Melges 20 Events online at melges20.com.
And of course, the most exciting event of the year will be the 2016 World Championship on August 25-28 hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino.
If there are any questions about accommodations please email the European Fleet Secretary.
2016 MELGES 20 WORLD SERIES OVERALL TOP TEN RESULTS (After Six Events)
1.) Matteo Marenghi Vaselli, Raya = 54 pts.
2.) Guido Miani, Out of Reach = 50 pts.
3.) Igor Rytov, Russian Bogatyrs = 45 pts.
4.) Liam Kilroy, Wildman = 39 pts.
5.) Richard Davies, Section 16 = 38 pts.
6.) Achille Onorato, Mascalzone Latino Jr. = 38 pts.
7.) Alessandro Rombelli, STIG = 37 pts.
8.) Michael Illbruck, Pinta; 37 pts.
9.) Alexandr Ezhkov, Pirogovo Sailing = 37 pts.
10.) Drew Freides, Pacific Yankee = 36 pts.
2016 MELGES 20 WORLD SERIES CORINTHIAN TOP TEN RESULTS (After Six Events)
1.) John Brown, Blind Squirrel
2.) Johannes Lind-Widestam, Intermezzo
3.) Paul Currie, Wild Deuces
4.) Wilma Homann, Fantastichina
5.) Valerio Galati, #Melges20Next
6.) Matteo Puppo/Matteo Capurro, #Melges20Next
7.) Circolo Vela Erix, Circolo Vela Erix
8.) Russell Hopper, Crazy Horse
9.) Lance Smotherman, Details
10.) Florian Rixner, Mojito