European Melges 32, Vascotto and Tomasini win

Melges32-sailing-seriesVasco Vascotto added another title to his very rich palmares: aboard Roberto Tomasini Grinover’s Melges 32 Robertissima as tactician, he triumphed at the Audi tron Sailing Series Melges 32 at Fraglia Vela Riva del Garda, an event also valid as the European Championship of the class. In second place was Richard Goransson’s Inga from Sweden team (with Morgan Larson as tactician), while on the lowest step of the podium, tied on points with the Swedes, were the Russians of Synergy GT with Michele Ivaldi as tactician.

On Robertissima, in addition to the aforementioned Vascotto and Tomasini, were Giovanni Cassinari on mainsail, Federico Michetti (president of the Melfes Europe class) on the sheets, Gunnar Bahr, Simone Spangaro, Stefano Nicolussi, and Armin Raderbauer. “We are delighted with this victory,” said Tomasini, “the credit goes to the whole crew, sails and boat were perfect. It’s really a great satisfaction. We won here, repeating the result of Talamone, against very strong opponents after nine races and after taking the lead from the second day. We defended our position and are proud of what we have accomplished so far.”

The event concluded a Garda July in the sign of the Melges: before the Audi tron Sailing Series of Melges 32s, Melges 20s and 24s also took turns in the waters of the Benaco. The next event will be August 20 at Fraglia Vela Riva with the Melges 20 World Championship.



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