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2017 Melges 32 World League, European Division: Hungry Like The Wolf In Riva

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Hungry Like The Wolf In Riva



Lupi/Pessina's hunt for 2017 Melges 32 European and World Championship trophies is alive and well in Riva Del Garda, Graziani wins Corinthian title

Riva Del Garda, Italy (June 4, 2017) - The final scheduled day of racing in Riva Del Garda ended with no further competition leaving Edoardo Lupi and Massimo Pessina's TORPYONE atop the podium for the third event of the 2017 Melges 32 World League, European Division hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. Congratulations to all the crew members of the 2017 Riva Del Garda Melges 32 Championship team including tactician Lorenzo Bressani, Alberto Bolzan, Carlo Zermini, Javier De La Plaza, Jas Farneti and Alessio Spadoni.

Second overall goes to Fritz Homann from Germany, helming WILMA with Nico Celon as tactician, and Russia's Pavel Kuznetsov on TAVATUY with Evgeny Neugodnikov as tactician finishes the event in third.

In the Corinthian division, another new event winner - Francesco Graziani at the helm of VITAMINA takes home the Riva Del Garda trophy. Scarlino Champ Martin Reintjes' CAIPIRINHA settles for second and Kilian Holzapfel on HOMANIT JUNIOR grabs third.

A very special thanks is extended to all the teams who participated, and most especially to Fraglia Della Vela Riva for the warm hospitality and the perfect organization.

The Melges 32 World League European Division is supported by Helly Hansen, Garmin Marine Italia, Toremar, Lavazza and Barracuda Communication.


Two HUGE events remain for the Melges 32 in 2017 - the European Championship takes place in Sibenik, Croatia on July 20-22, and the World Championship happens approximately one month later in Cala Galera, Italy. Both events are guaranteed to be action packed and stacked with the very best sailors, aboard the awesome Melges 32!


1.) Edoardo Lupi-Massimo Pessina/Lorenzo Bressani, TORPYONE; 2-8-3-5 = 18

2.) Fritz Homann/Nico Celon, WILMA; 8-7-6-1 = 22

3.) Pavel Kuznetsov/Evgeny Neugodnikov, TAVATUY; 4-3-13-1 = 22

4.) Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio/Branko Brcin, G-SPOT; 7-4-8-4 = 23

5.) Matteo Balestrero/Daniele Cassinari, GIOGI; 5-1-15-3 = 24

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TOP FIVE MELGES 32 WORLD LEAGUE RESULTS (2017 Melges 32 World League, Two Events Complete)

1.) Matteo Balestrero, GIOGI = 40 pts.

2.) Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio, G-SPOT = 36 pts.

3.) Andrea Lacorte, VITAMINA AMERIKANA = 33 pts.

4.) Pavel Kuznetsov, TAVATUY; 30 pts.

5.) Edoardo Pavesio, FRA MARTINA = 28 pts.

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The IM32CA would like to extend a very special thanks to the following sponsors who make the 2017 Melges World League European Division racing possible in Scarlino:

Helly Hansen, Garmin Marine, Lavazza, Toremar, and Barracuda Communications.



The Melges 32 is one design racing at its very best. Since 2005, it has successfully delivered bigger, better, more-simplified sailing that is fun and competitive. An exclusive Reichel/Pugh keelboat design, the Melges 32 possesses one of the most diverse regatta schedules that includes many prestigious venues supported by an organized and well-established class association, attracting some of the world's most notable sailing superstars. For more information, visit the International Melges 32 Class Association (IM32CA) at

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