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Melges Europe Speed Clinic Weekend, 28-29 March At Fraglia Vela Malcesine

Melges Europe Speed Clinic Weekend, 28-29 March At Fraglia Vela Malcesine ©2008 Carlo Borlenghi | B-Plan Related topics:

23 March 2009

Milan, Italy; 24 March 2009 - Get ready to fire up your Melges 32 at the Melges Europe Speed Clinic Weekend on March 28-29 at beautiful Fraglia Vela Malcesine. Born a speed genius — the Melges 32 is designed to be fast. Discover how to make it go faster at this great class gathering! All Melges 32 Owners near and far are cordially invited to join Melges Europe and Fraglia Vela Malcesine for a true to form Speed Clinic Weekend.

Adding to the general excitement will be the careful guidance and training of Olympic coach Guglielmo Vatteroni (weather and wind conditions permitting).

Melges Europe Speed Clinic Weekend Schedule of Events

Saturday | March 28
08:00 Skipper Briefing Program introduction and clock synchronization with the GPS time
08:30 Harbor Start  
08:45 - 10:00 >> Warm-up and boat handling with four boats in a group (See groups below)
10:15 - 12:30 >> Starting sequence practice. Rolling starts every 5 minutes with 4th start leading into a race (windward-leeward)
12:30 - 13:45 >> Break
14:00 >> Boat handling and Speed test. Focus on speed, slot suggested for the new sail test (see groups below). Photos available on request.
18:00 >> Post tune-up debriefing and Sunday schedule review
20:30 >> Melges 32 crew party at Speak and Stube Restaurant with FREE BEER offered by Melges Europe

Sunday | March 29
08:30 Harbor Start  
08:45 - 10:00 >> Warm-up and boat handling with four boats in a group (See groups below)
10:15 - 12:30 >> Starting sequence practice. Rolling starts every 5 minutes with 4th start leading into a race (windward-leeward)
14:30 >> Photo and video playback analysis with an award going to the boat with the top speed.

Many boats have already confirmed their participation and they are as listed below. The following groups have been defined. If you wish to attend and are not listed, please contact Luisa Bambozzi.

TEAM GROUPS | Saturday | March 28
Group 1
Channel 69
Group 2 
Channel 72
Group 3 
Channel 68
Brontolo
Fantasticaaaa
Lea
Team 93
Mataran
Janas
Action Team
Sei Tu 32
Torpyone
Big Bang
Rush Diletta
Fra Martina

TEAM GROUPS | Sunday | March 29
Group 1
Channel 69
Group 2 
Channel 72
Group 3 
Channel 68
Mataran
Brontolo
Fra Martina
Lea
Big Bang
Team 93
Rush Diletta
Janas

Torpyone
Fantasticaaa
Sei Tu 32
Action Team

Everyone is reminded that Fraglia Vela Malcesine is available to those that wish to attend under the following special conditions:
• Launch & hoist = 100 Euros (-50% over price list)
• No charge for stepping the mast as considered. This is included in the regatta fee that will take place in two weeks.
• Storage can be arranged at a monthly fee of 380 Euros

This special edition speed clinic is being held just in advance of Event No. 1 for the 2009 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series. All the boats will be stored at Fraglia Vela leading up to Malcesine taking place on April 17-19. 

Stay close to the official website of the International Melges 32 Class Association as the fleet ramps up for another great European racing circuit! Visit the Official Melges 32 Blog for the latest and greatest tidbits happening in Europe and around the world!