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Marina di Scarlino Welcomes the 2018 Melges 32 World League

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A Marina di Scarlino è ancora Melges World League con Melges 32
A Marina di Scarlino è ancora Melges World League con Melges 32

Scarlino, Italy (May 31, 2018) - Marina di Scarlino has officially opened its doors and rolled out the red carpet to the 2018 Melges 32 World League, greeting a fleet of fifteen highly-competitive teams. Starting Friday, June 1 and concluding on Sunday, June 3, racing will take place for the European Division's second appointment on the 2018 circuit.

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There are no light-weight competitors in Scarlino, in fact there is nothing less than big presence from Forio d'Ischia Champion (and current Melges 32 World League ranking leader) Vincenzo Onorato and his MASCALZONE LATINO team with Paul Goodison as tactician, reigning World Champion Pavel Kuznetsov aboard TAVATUY and tactician Evgeny Neugodnikov, 2017 European Champions Edoardo Pavesio and Massimo Pessina's TORPYONE with Lorenzo Bressani calling tactics, and 2017 Melges 32 World League Champion Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio's G-SPOT assisted by tactician Michele Ivaldi.

This is just a short list of those expected to do well in Scarlino. It is anticipated that the Melges 32 fleet will leave spectators and race fans alike captivated with the promise of a great show of technical and physical capability at one of Europe's most dynamic and complex yacht racing venues.

The all-amatuer Corinthian Division will pick-up where it left off in Forio d'Ischia. A steady rivalry between two top Italian teams (Martin Rientjes' CAIPIRINHA and Manfredo Toninelli's T.ONE), and two high-powered German efforts (Jens Kuehne's SJAAMBOK and Forio Champion Kilian Holzapfel on HOMANIT) will ensue.

The Melges World League is supported by Helly Hansen, Garmin Marine, North Sails, Toremar, Lavazza, and Melges Europe in collaboration with Club Nautico Scarlino, Rigoni di Asiago, Resort Baia Scarlino and Scarlino Yacht Service.

Melges World League has signed and adopts the code of ethics of the Charta Smerarlda strongly promoting the values of One Ocean Foundation.

MEDIA AND RACING COVERAGE

As with all Melges 32 events around the world, racing updates will be posted online at the Official Melges 32 Facebook Page. Tune in for the latest racing information, results, video interviews, and photos. Race reports, press releases and photos will be available online each day post-racing at melges32.com.

Visit the Official Event Yachtscoring Website

Melges 32 on Facebook

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ABOUT THE SPONSORS

The IM32CA would like to extend a very special thanks to the following sponsors who make the 2018 Melges World League European Division racing possible in Scarlino:

Helly Hansen, Garmin Marine, Lavazza, Toremar, and North Sails.

ABOUT THE MELGES 32

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 melges32.com.

ABOUT THE MELGES WORLD LEAGUE

The Melges World League is the ultimate one-design competition, uniting the Melges 32 and Melges 20 owners across the globe into one streamlined championship system. It is a season-long series that includes regattas hosted at the world's most desirable venues, featuring sailing's best owner/drivers and Corinthian sailors throughout North America, Europe and Asia. News, results and other info will be published online as it becomes available at melgesworldleague.com.

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