No Racing for Opening Day at 2018 Melges 32 World League
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INTERNATIONAL MELGES 32 CLASS ASSOCIATION
13 APRIL 2018
Lack of breeze results in no racing for the first day of 2018 Melges 32 World League competition in Forio d'Ischia
Forio d'Ischia, Italy (April 13, 2018) - The 2018 Melges 32 World League, European Division season is off to a little bit of a slow start in Forio d'Ischia, Italy. Unfortunately, the breeze did not show up for the first day of scheduled racing, but it looks like it's well on the way for Saturday and Sunday's rounds of competition.
Despite the lack of breeze, the parties raged on. Melges 32 teams happily attended the Mozzarella Party hosted in the Melges World League Regatta Village. Fresh mozzarella was provided by Costanzo, beer by Nastro Azzurro, wine compliments of Cenatiempo and music by DJ Simonex2.
The first warning for Saturday's racing is at 11.00.
The Melges World League is strongly supported by Helly Hansen, Toremar, North Sails, Garmin Marine and Lavazza.
The Melges World League has signed and adopted 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.
FULL ENTRY LIST
1. ITA 186 CAIPIRINHA (corinthian) - Martin Reintjes / Gabriele Benussi
2. POL 204 CASINO ROYAL - Waldemar Salata / Tomislav Basic
3. ITA 235 DON INO - Luigi Giannatasio / Andrea Racchelli
4. ITA 172 GIOGI - Matteo Balestrero / Branko Brcin
5. MON 181 G.SPOT - Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio / Michele Ivaldi
6. GER 215 HOMANIT (corinthian) - Kilian Holzapfel / Jolbert Van Dik
7. GER 229 LA PERICOLOSA - Christian Schwoerer / Sebastian Col
8. ITA 2121 MASCALZONE LATINO - Vincenzo Onorato / Paul Goodison
9. NOR 212 PIPPA - Lasse Petterson / Matteo Ivaldi
10. GER 225 SJAMBOK - Jens Kuehne / Bram Van Der Biest
11. SUI 202 SKADI - Associazione Gust-Par
12. ITA 194 T.ONE (corinthian) - Manfredo Toninelli / Giovanni Arrivabene
13. RUS 223 TAVATUY - Pavel Kuznetsov / Evgeny Neugodnikov
14. GER 193 WILMA - Fritz Homann / Nico Celon
2018 MELGES 32 WORLD LEAGUE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Event 1: Forio d'Ischia, 13 - 15 April
Event 2: Marina di Scarlino, 1-3 June
Event 3: Riva del Garda, 26 - 28 July
Event 4: Cagliari, 30 August - 1 September
Event 5: World Championship - Cagliari, 17 - 20 October
ABOUT THE SPONSORS
The IM32CA would like to extend a very special thanks to the following sponsors who make the 2018 Melges 32 World League, European Division racing possible:
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
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