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    October 28, 2022 - Genova, Italy - With just one race to sail, everything can still happen at the 2022 Melges 24 European Championship, an event organized by the Yacht Club Italiano along with the International Melges 24 Class Association and the Italian Melges 24 Class.

    Actually, the two races held this morning with some fresh northerly breeze right in front of La Lanterna, the historical lighthouse of Genoa built in 1128, brought no major changes in the ranking, still led by Michele Paoletti’s Strambapap? (ITA, today 4-14), that missed to close the championship due to a subsidence of the kite during the second downwind leg of the final race.

    This means that Ante Botica’s Mataran 24 (CRO, 11-6), second overall and leader of the Corinthian division, has still the chance to catch the opponent, being just seven points behind. Also, trying to catch Paoletti during the final race of the championship planned for tomorrow morning, Botica needs to be aware of Paolo Brescia’s Melgina (ITA, 8-11), a boat that is flying the flag of the Yacht Club Italiano only eight points behind.





    The day was not so bad for the reigning champions of Altea (ITA, 9-13): the Andrea Racchelli’s crew managed to recover from the fifth place overall and it’s fourth now, nine points away from the provisional podium, with just two points on Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic’s Universitas Nova (CRO, 18-16), that had the worst day of its championship, and the Michael Goldfarb’s War Canoe (USA, 7-10).

    Thanks to the achieved success in the first race of the day, Peter Karrie’s Nefeli (GER, 1-8) is now climbed to the seventh place of the ranking, while Alessandro Rombelli’s Stig (ITA, 3-5) with the best results today was awarded as Boat of the Day and it’s eight in overall ranking now, right in front of Marco Zammarchi’s Taki 4 (ITA, 2-26) steered by Niccol? Bertola, being second best of the Corinthian division.

    Starting from today, the third spot among the Corinthians is occupied by Barbara Bomben’s AleAli Eurocart (ITA, 15-2), helmed by Gianfranco No? and awarded as the Oldest Boat in the fleet with hull #139, second classified in the final race of the day, by losing less than five seconds to Sergio Caramel’s Arkano? by Montura (ITA, 10-1), that deserved to be the Corinthian Boat of the Day.

    The final day of the event will start with a Competitors Briefing at 10.30 and the first warning signal for the last race has scheduled for midday. The 2022 Melges 24 European Championship will crown the winners after the final race of the series: the event will come to an end in Saturday afternoon, with the official prizegiving, both for the European Championship as well for the 2022 Melges 24 European Sailing Series.





    Quotes of the day:

    “We were really looking forward to the stronger winds like this morning, because we feel good and fast in such conditions. After a good start we managed to be in the leading pack, to overtake some positions during the race do, in the end we were leading, and it was a great honour for us to take a bullet in this really strong competition! The level of the fleet is really competitive, the Race Committee does always a great job and we very much enjoy the time here in Genoa. We like the city, we like the setting in the club and also to be outside ?– it’s wonderful and a great time to be here,” said Peter Karrie, owner of Nefeli GER673.

    “After failing to perform at our best in the past days of this European Championship, we are really happy about today: we felt ourselves confident about our speed and our boat handling, and we were able to defend the position both upwind and downwind. We are delighted for the bullet grabbed in the second race of the day: it’s something that gives more value to our participation and, along with the tenth place achieved from the first regatta of the day, allowed us to improve our overall ranking,” stated Sergio Caramel, owner of Arkano? by Montura ITA809.






    Top 10 (9 races sailed, 1 discard):
    ITA 689 STRAMBAPAPA' Michele Paoletti, Giovanna Micol, Pietro Perelli, Giulia Pignolo, Davide Bivi 3-1-3-4-(15)-4-2-4-14 35 pts
    CRO 383 MATARAN 24 CORINTHIAN Ante Botica, Ivo Matic, Mario Skrlj, Damir Civadelic, Max Carija (16)-9-5-1-4-2-4-11-6 42 pts
    ITA 693 MELGINA Paolo Brescia, Simon Sivitz Kosuta, Jas Farneti, Jan Bassi, Stefano Orlandi 9-3-7-6-(19)-3-3-8-11 50 pts
    ITA 722 ALTEA Andrea Racchelli, Gaudenzio Bonini, Michele Gregoratto, Rebecca Anderson, Matteo De Luca 4-2-4-8-12-(15)-79-13 59 pts
    CRO 567 UNIVERSITAS NOVA Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic, Marin Golem, Filip Miroic, Mia Kljakovic Gaspic, Sime Markic 2-11-2-13-7-9-1-(18)-16 61 pts
    USA 841 WAR CANOE Michael Goldfarb, Jonny Goldsberry, Matteo Ramian, Chris Rast, Andrea Serpi 6-4-6-(23)-13-17-5-7-10 68 pts
    GER673 NEFELI Peter Karrie, Alessandro Franci, Niccolo Bianchi, Saverio Cigliano, Alessandro Saettone 8-15-9-7-18-5-(22)-1-8 71 pts
    ITA854 STIG Alessandro Rombelli, Giorgio Tortarolo, Matteo Ivaldi, Massimo Gherarducci, Federica Salva 7-12-15-16-(20)-7-6-3-5 71 pts
    ITA 778 TAKI 4 CORINTHIAN Niccol? Bertola, Pietro Seghezza, Marco Zammarchi, Giacomo Fossati, Giovanni Bannetta 1-7-(31)-14-5-11-11-2-26 77 pts
    ITA793 GILLES Pietro D’Ali, Marcello Caldonazzo Arvedi, Andrea Trani, Matteo Capurro, Federico Colaninno 5-(37UFD)-16-3-17-10-14-16-3 84 pts

    Corinthian Top 5 (9 races sailed, 1 discard):
    CRO 383 MATARAN 24 CORINTHIAN Ante Botica, Ivo Matic, Mario Skrlj, Damir Civadelic, Max Carija (16)-9-5-1-4-2-4-11-6 42 pts
    ITA 778 TAKI 4 CORINTHIAN Niccol? Bertola, Pietro Seghezza, Marco Zammarchi, Giacomo Fossati, Giovanni Bannetta 1-7-(31)-14-5-11-11-2-26 77 pts
    ITA139 AleAli EUROCART CORINTHIAN Gianfranco Noe, Barbara Bomben, Dean Bassi, Francesco Crichiutti, Federico Borghi (37BFD)-13-22-9-3-14-13-15-2 91 pts
    GER 677 WHITE ROOM CORINTHIAN Luis Tarabochia, Sebastian B?hler, Marvin Frisch, Marco Tarabochia, Michael Tarabochia 14-(25)-1-20-11-18-15-6-15 100 pts
    NOR787 BLOW CORINTHIAN Peder Nergaard, Morten Helgesen, Petrus Eide, Eivind Rubinstein 12-6-25-(27)-10-1-18-22-7 101 pts
    https://www.melges24.com/Europeans2022

    Results: https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ZedJ...9E641a7ANSMg==

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    Genova Host's Euro Melges 24 Championships



    October 27, 2022 - Genova, Italy - Wakeup at dawn for the competitors of the 2022 Melges 24 European Championship, called on the starting line at 9 am for the two races, judged by all to be the most beautiful and competitive of the seven sailed to date in this event organized by the Yacht Club Italiano in collaboration with the International Melges 24 Class Association and the Italian Melges 24 Class.








    Won by the Corinthian crew of Blow (NOR, today 1-18) by Peder Nergaard, and by Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic's Universitas Nova (CRO, 9-1), the sailed races caused a small earthquake in the provisional ranking. Strambapap? (ITA, 4-2) by Michele Paoletti is confirmed in command, conquering the Boat of the Day title, eight points on the now second ranked Mataran 24 (CRO, 2-4). The hull of Ante Botica, which even today was announced as the best among the Corinthians, overtook the position of the defending champion Andrea Racchelli on Altea (ITA, 15-7), who ran into a less brilliant day than expected and therefore slipped into fifth position behind the aforementioned Universitas Nova, who in the second race pushed Strambapapa on the finish line to a second, and to the hosts of Melgina (ITA, 3-3) by Paolo Brescia, completing the provisional podium, six points behind Mataran 24, and already winner of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2021.

    Lisa Helly Hansen (NOR, 19-12) led by Kristoffer Spone, confirmed itself in the Top Ten to eighth place in the provisional ranking, between the Michael Goldfarb’s War Canoe (USA, 17-5), awarded as the furthest team during the Daily Prizegiving presented by North Sails, and Peter Karrie's Nefeli (GER,5-22).

    In Corinthian division, the ranking has slightly lengthened, with Marco Zammarchi's hull Taki 4 (ITA, 11-11) steered by Niccolo Bertola confirming himself as second Corinthian and sixth in the overall Top Ten, well ahead of the third, the before mentioned Blow, which is currently in thirteenth position in overall, lifting just two points from AleAli Eurocart (ITA, 14-13) by Barbara Bomben and Gianfranco Noe steering.

    The Melges 24 European Championship will resume tomorrow: the plan is to sail another two races in order to start Saturday with just one race to sail to complete the series of ten races. Before this the sailors, race officials and people working in the event are awaited in Palazzo della Meridiana for the event gala dinner hosted by the Yacht Club Italiano tonight.








    Quotes of the day:

    “Awesome sailing, a beautiful city, and a really good job by the Race Committee: Melges 24 it’s the place to be. Let me tell you, that it’s been great to go sailing early in the morning: we had some special conditions and two great races. It was not a foregone conclusion, but the PRO took its responsibility and saved our day: many compliments to all,” stated Michael Goldfarb, owner of War Canoe USA841.

    “Today we were really focused, and we kept the tension high through all the morning. In the beginning of the second race, we had the feeling that the right side was better, but we were able to keep calm and work on details until the finish line, where it took a bit of luck to get it right on Strambapap?. We are very happy to be here: the event is great under every point of view and the Yacht Club Italiano is doing a great job to make us happy. We can’t wait for the gala dinner of tonight,” told Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic, owner of Universitas Nova CRO567.

    “On the first start we had a really good beginning, and we were able to line up in front of the pack. Also, Mataran 24 had a super start, but we found a left shift and we reached the mark right in front of them. As soon as we hosted the kite, we were flown away by seventy meters instantly and from that moment we managed the situation to defend the margin and eventually to increase it. It was a great experience to be in front for all the race in a so competitive fleet. Melges 24 is an incredible boat to sail: I was sailing some other classes recently, but this is the one design to sail, no doubt at all on this! The ambience is friendly, and we have some incredible and competitive racing. We need to push for this, make the Melges 24 known even to the youngest and to those who, although passionate, never had the opportunity to surf the wave on this unique toy. This is the way to bring more owners in the game and to return on the big numbers of the past,” stated Peder Neergard, owner of Blow NOR787.







    Top 10 (5 races sailed, 1 discard):

    ITA 689 STRAMBAPAPA' Michele Paoletti, Giovanna Micol, Pietro Perelli, Giulia Pignolo, Davide Bivi 3-1-3-4-(15)-4-2 17 pts
    CRO 383 MATARAN 24 CORINTHIAN Ante Botica, Ivo Matic, Mario Skrlj, Damir Civadelic, Max Carija (16)-9-5-1-4-2-4 25 pts
    ITA 693 MELGINA Paolo Brescia, Simon Sivitz Kosuta, Jas Farneti, Jan Bassi, Stefano Orlandi 9-3-7-6-(19)-3-3 31 pts
    CRO 567 UNIVERSITAS NOVA Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic, Marin Golem, Filip Miroic, Mia Kljakovic Gaspic, Sime Markic 2-11-2-(13)-7-9-1 32 pts
    ITA 722 ALTEA Andrea Racchelli, Gaudenzio Bonini, Michele Gregoratto, Rebecca Anderson, Matteo De Luca 4-2-4-8-12-(15)-7 37 pts
    ITA 778 TAKI 4 CORINTHIAN Niccol? Bertola, Pietro Seghezza, Marco Zammarchi, Giacomo Fossati, Giovanni Bannetta 1-7-(31)-14-5-11-12 50 pts
    USA 841 WAR CANOE Michael Goldfarb, Jonny Goldsberry, Matteo Ramian, Chris Rast, Andrea Serpi 6-4-6-(23)-13-17-5 51 pts
    NOR 697 HELLY HANSEN LISA Kristoffer Spone, Christen Horn Johannessen, B?rre Hekk Paulsen, Sigurd Hekk Paulsen 10-5-13-(25)-2-19-12 61 pts
    GER673 NEFELI Peter Karrie, Alessandro Franci, Niccolo Bianchi, Saverio Cigliano, Alessandro Saettone 8-15-9-7-18-5-(22) 62 pts
    ITA854 STIG Alessandro Rombelli, Giorgio Tortarolo, Matteo Ivaldi, Massimo Gherarducci, Federica Salva 7-12-15-16-(20)-7-6 63 pts

    Corinthian Top 5 (5 races sailed, 1 discard):
    CRO 383 MATARAN 24 CORINTHIAN Ante Botica, Ivo Matic, Mario Skrlj, Damir Civadelic, Max Carija (16)-9-5-1-4-2-4 25 pts
    ITA 778 TAKI 4 CORINTHIAN Niccol? Bertola, Pietro Seghezza, Marco Zammarchi, Giacomo Fossati, Giovanni Bannetta 1-7-(31)-14-5-11-12 50 pts
    NOR787 BLOW CORINTHIAN Peder Nergaard, Morten Helgesen, Petrus Eide, Eivind Rubinstein 12-6-25-(27)-10-1-19 73 pts
    ITA139 AleAli EUROCART CORINTHIAN Gianfranco Noe, Barbara Bomben, Dean Bassi, Francesco Crichiutti, Federico Borghi (37BFD)-13-22-9-3-14-13 74 pts
    ITA638 JECO TEAM CORINTHIAN Marco Cavallini, Paolo Cavallini, Gianni Cavallini, Fabrizio Milan, Thomas Vieider 26-21-(33)-10-1-13-8 79 pts


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