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Victory For Marc De Antonio’s Bribon-Movistar At 2013 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Torbole Edition

14 July 2013

Torbole, Italy - A full order of congratulations are in place for Spain’s Marc de Antonio aboard Bribon-Movistar. Never once over the course of three days and eight races did de Antonio, along with tactician Gustavo Martinez Doreste and crew members Victor Marino, Giorgio Tortarolo, Filippo La Mantia, Nicola Pilastro, Albero Viejo Puga, Javier Ibanez and Sofia Bertrand, let up on speed and the ability to be fastest around the track ensuring them the title of 2013 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Torbole edition Champions!

Roberto Tomasini Grinover’s Robertissima 1 and Jason Carroll aboard Argo maintained their positions as well overnight to finish the event respectively in second and third. Edoardo Lupi aboard Torpyone and Vincenzo Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino rounded out the top final five.

With Lake Garda’s ‘wind factory’ in place, two additional, final races were completed on Sunday with Lupi coming on super strong to win both heats, naming them ‘Boat of the Day’. The first race of the day saw the advancement of Keisuke Suzuki on Swing finishing second with Carroll in third. Onorato took second place honors in the final race of the day followed by IM32CA Vice President Richard Gorannson on Inga From Sweden III HH.

Also on this final racing day, B.Plan Sport&Events and Melges Europe have welcomed at the Audi Village Debra Südtirol‘s “butterfly children”, a non-profit organization founded in 2004 aimed at assisting "butterfly children", affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa, enjoying together with their families an open air day in close contact with the sailing world and Melges 32 teams. At the prize giving, the organization received donations offered by Melges 32 owners and sailors collected during the weekend.

In the overall Series rankings, Lanfranco Cirillo’s Fantastica remains at the top, however the points gap has been closed ever so slightly. Andrea Pozzi’s Bombarda is seated in second after four events with Lupi now in third.

Torbole was graciously hosted by Circolo Vela Torbole and organized by BPSE B.Plan Sports & Events in full coordination with the IM32CA and Melges Europe.

TOP TEN RESULTS (FINAL - After Eight Races)
1.) Marc de Antonio/Gustavo Martinez Doreste, Bribon-Movistar; [14]-1-2-2-5-2-5-12 = 29
2.) Roberto Tomasini Grinover/Vasco Vascotto, Robertissima 1; [13]-13-1-4-6-1-6-4 = 35
3.) Jason Carroll/Cameron Appleton, Argo; 11-6-5-6-2-8-3-[18] = 41
4.) Edoardo Lupi/Pietro Sibello, Torpyone; 2-[14]-9-13-3-13-1-1 = 42
5.) Vincenzo Onorato/Gabriele Benussi, Mascalzone Latino; 4-[15]-7-1-13-12-7-2 = 46
6.) Filippo Pacinotti/Nathan Wilmot, Brontolo HH; 12-2-6-[17]-1-7-8-13 = 49
7.) Keisuki Suzuki/Chris Nicholson, Swing; [16]-3-4-10-4-11-2-15 = 49
8.) Richard Gorannson/Hamish Pepper, Inga From Sweden III HH; [17]-5-8-8-11-10-4-3 = 49
9.) Lanfranco Cirillo/Nicola Celon, Fantastica; 3-11-11-3-7-6-[18]-11 = 52
10.) Tony Buckingham/Chris Hosking, Ngoni; 10-7-12-9-8-5-[16]-5 = 56
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