THE MELGES 32 WORLD LEAGUE FINALS LAND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BARCELONA
It will be a great news for the Melges World League circuit and, as such, there are great expectations for the fourth act of the 2019 season: Barcelona, a race course that needs no introductions, and OneOcean Port Vell, will be welcoming the champions of the Melges 32 Class that, from September 26th to 28th will be racing here to conquer the last points at stake to award the title of Melges World League 2019 Champion.
After the Italian events of Villasimius, Puntaldia and Riva del Garda, the great organization of the Melges 32 World League lands in Span on the moorings of OneOcean Port Vell, for what will be the key month of the whole season. The challenge in the Catalan city will in fact also work as prologue to the Melges 32 World Championship, that will be hosted in Valencia, from October 24th to 27th.
The entry list of the Finals at OneOcean Port Vell is already absolutely challenging, with the confirmed presence of all the crews that have marked the history of the Class: starting with the twice World Champion (still in charge), the Russian Tavatuy of Pavel Kuznetzov, fighting for the title of Melges World League 2019 Champion, followed with only two lengths of margin by the current leader of the ranking, the Italian Caipirinha of Martin Reintjes, and with two points of margin on the third of the general ranking of the circuit, Giogi by Matteo Balestrero, winner of the Melges World League 2018.
The 15 teams confirmed on the starting line will be representing eight Nations (Germany, Norway, Monaco, Italy, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Great Britain).
Ignacio Erroz, Managing Director of OneOcean Port Vell - “For OneOcean Port Vell, it is an honor to welcome Melges to Barcelona in the celebration of the Melges 32 World League Regatta. We continue betting on hosting large sporting events in the marina like the international competition of Melges 32 races, which allow us to continue positioning OneOcean Port Vell and the city of Barcelona as a reference enclave for the celebration of major events in the nautical sector".
Luisa Bambozzi, CEO of Melges Europe– “We are excited to land in the race course of Barcelona, an iconic city for the sport of sailing, with the Melges World League and the international Melges 32 crews. Team are thrilled to be at OneOcean Port Vell, a marina located in the heart of Barcelona and an excellent location for high-level sporting events. This is the final of the 2019 Melges 32 World League so the competition will be tight on the water. We can't wait to crown the 2019 World League Champion!"
About OneOcean Port Vell - OneOcean Port Vell is a renowned marina for big yachts located in the heart of Barcelona. Originally built for the 1992 Olympic Games, it currently offers 150 berths of up to 160 meters in length, with one of the longest dock in the world with 400 linear meters, which makes it one of the leading marinas in the sector of the big yachts. For more information about OneOcean Port Vell, visit: www.oneoceanportvell.com
The MWL events count on the support of Helly Hansen, North Sails, Tiirenia, Quantum Sails, Garmin Marine, La Thuile, Rocket Performance, Revi Trento Doc, Loison Pasticceri dal 1938, Rigoni di Asiago, Dai Dai, Norda, XPouf, Le Formiche di Fabio Vettori, boutique hotel Rifugio Azul (Minorca) e Rifugio hotel Lilla (La Thuile) e One Ocean; and on the direct contribute of the Team Partners UYN thanks to Brontolo and G3Bau Sailing Team; Camarca Caffè thanks to Fra Martina Sailing Team.
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