Amazing summerlike day and better wind conditions on the second day of the XV Lino Favini Cup in Luino.
2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day Two in Luino:
Flavio Favini on Maidollis Takes The Lead After Three Bullets
Local team of Flavio Favini on Maidollis collected three bullets and takes the lead after five races sailed. Photo (c) Piret Salmistu
October 13, 2018 - Luino, Italy- Three races were sailed on the second day of the XV Lino Favini Cup in Luino. Amazing summerlike October day and better wind conditions made the Race Committee and sailors happy allowing execute one race in the morning breeze and two in the afternoon. Local team of Flavio Favini on Maidollis collected three bullets and takes the lead after five races sailed.
Because of not typical wind conditions yesterday the Race Committee led by PRO Enrico Vaccaro decided to take the most out of the morning breeze and the first warning signal was signaled at 9 am already. The northern wind dropped during the race and it was more than clear that the sailing can continue only when the afternoon breeze would fill in. This happened around 2 pm increasing quickly up t
o 15 knots and consecutively two races were sailed.
The team of Gianluca Perego's Maidollis ITA854 helmed by Flavio Favini found their right move after a bit rusty first day and did not give many chances to the rivals today. They finished all three races with a considerable margin ahead of Akos Csolto's Seven-Five-Nine HUN759, Sergio Caramel's Arkanoe by Montura ITA809 and Robert Bakoczy's FGF Sailing Team HUN728 in the third, fourth and fifth race respectively, jumping to the lead of the ranking with nine points in total after five races and one discard.
Miles Quinton's Gill Race Team GBR694 with Geoff Carveth in helm scored 4-4-9 and discarded the final race, being second in the provisional podium now, one point separating them from the leader. Marco Cavallini's Jeko Team ITA638 jumped to the third position (3-8-6), five points behind the second place.
The battle is fierce among top six teams as the fourth and fifth, Marco Zammarchi's Taki 4 ITA778 with Niccolo Bertola in helm and FGF Sailing Team HUN728 respectively, are tied at sixteen points and Michael Tarabochia's White Room GER677 with Luis Tarabochia helming is only two points behind.
A maximum of eight races will determine the winner of the 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series, 2018 Italian Melges 24 Tour, 2018 Melges 24 Swiss champion and the winner of the event itself. For the final racing day, where the last warning signal can be made until 2:30 pm, the racing has been scheduled to start early morning again - at 9 am. Three more races can be sailed.
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2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series consists of the six events altogether. The season opened in Tuscany, in iconic Punta Ala and continued in Portoroz, Slovenia in April that welcomed the Melges 24 class for the fifth time already. Series moved then on to the internal waters, with a double appointment on the Garda Lake: Torbole in July, where the Melges 24 international fleet returned after the 2012 Worlds with the record number of 127 entries, and was in Riva del Garda in August for the Melges 24 European Championship. The season continued with the Melges 24 Italian Championship to on the Como Lake in Domaso, and will end with the Lino Favini Cup, also valid as Swiss Open Championship held in Luino.
Miles Quinton's Gill Race Team GBR694 with Geoff Carveth in helm scored 4-4-9 and discarded the final race being second in the provisional podium now. Photo (c) Piret Salmistu
Consistent racing pays off for Marco Cavallini's Jeko Team ITA638 being on the third position after five races. Photo (c) Piret Salmistu
Akos Csolto's Seven-Five-Nine HUN759 was second in today's first race. Photo (c) Piret Salmistu
Good races by Segio Caramel's Arkanoe by Montura ITA809, scoring 8-2-4 today. Photo (c) Piret Salmistu
Past year's winner, Robert Bakoczy's FGF Sailing Team HUN728 was second in today's last race. Photo (c) Piret Salmistu
The Melges 24 fleet heading to the upwind mark on Lake Maggiore. Photo (c) Piret Salmistu
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