Team Donino leads on Day 1 of Melges 32 World League

Villasimius, Cagliari: The Melges 32 World League 2019 season has officially started today in a sunny Villasimius with two races sailed in light-wind, suited to the talents of team Donino helmed by Luigi Giannattasio.

Giannattasio’s crew includes Manuel Weiller, Sebastian Col and Federico Michetti, who got the boat up to speed in 6 to 10 knots on Day 1.

Caipirinha, helmed by Martin Reintjes, is another team that can certainly smile for having started the first event on the right foot. This steadily growing team from last season has an experienced afterguard in Gabriele Benussi and Alberto Bolzan. Reintjes and his team finished sixth in the first race, but ramped up to a bullet in the second one.

In third place is Wilma, skippered by Fritz Homann with Nicola Celon calling tactics, with two very consistent results in fifth and fourth places

Completing the top five is the current Melges World League champion, is Matteo Balestrero’s Giogi, supported by Matteo Ivaldi as tactician (eighth and third places today) and Edoardo Lupi and Massimo Pessina’s Torpyone, with Hugo Rocha on tactics, with mixed send and 10th results.

The competition starts again tomorrow at 12.00 in Villasimius.

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