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Double The Speed — Audi Melges 20 Speed Clinic Weekends Set For 28-29 March & 4-5 April

24 March 2009

Milan, Italy; 24 March 2009 - In collaboration with Water Tribe, Melges Europe is proud to invite all Audi Melges 20 Owners to participate at two separate, back-to-back weekend tune-up sessions on Lake Garda, Italy. The ultimate goal is to get everyone up to speed on rig tuning, boat handling and speed maneuvers.

Coordinating the event on March 28-29 at Circolo Vela Gargnano is Water Tribe's Simone Todeschini. To attend this first weekend of awesome Audi Melges 20 sailing, please contact Simone via e-mail. 

An additional session is slated for the following weekend, 4-5 April at Fraglia Vela Malcesine. It will be orchestrated by Melges Europe's Federico Michetti. If you would like to attend, please contact Luisa Bambozzi at Melges Europe.

TUNE-UP WEEKEND NO. 1 | FRIDAY, 27 MARCH
Boat preparation and launch

TUNE-UP WEEKEND NO. 1 | SATURDAY, 28 MARCH
08:00 Skipper briefing at Circolo Vela Gargnano, program introduction
08:30 Boat rigging and launch
10:00 Warm-up and boat handling, marks on the water to practice maneuvers
12:00 Starting signal of race 'Trofeo Valle delle Cartiere' taking place in Maderno (race field next to Gargnano)
16:00 Post race debriefing
17:00 End of program

TUNE-UP WEEKEND NO. 1 | SUNDAY, 29 MARCH
08:00 Skipper meeting at Circolo Vela Gargnano
08:30 Harbor start
09:30 Regatta 'Trofeo Valle delle Cartiere' signal preparation
14:30 Post race debriefing
15:30 End of program

TUNE-UP WEEKEND NO. 2 | SATURDAY, 4 APRIL
08:00 Skipper briefing, program introduction at Fraglia Vela Malcesine
08:30 Boat rigging and launch
10:00 Warm-up and boat handling, marks on the water to practice maneuvers
12:00 - 15:00 Starting sequence practice, rolling starts every 5 minutes with 4th start leading into the race (windward-leeward)
15:00 - 16:00 Post race debriefing
17:00 End of program
20:00 Crew party at Steak and Stube Restaurant

TUNE-UP WEEKEND NO. 2 | SUNDAY, 5 APRIL
08:00 Skipper meeting at Fraglia Vela Malcesine
09:00 Harbor start
09:00 - 10:00 Warm-up and boat handling, marks on the water to practice maneuvers
10:00 - 14:00 Starting sequence practice, rolling starts every 5 minutes with 4th start leading into the race (windward-leeward)
14:30 Post race debriefing
15:30 End of program

For more information regarding logistics, accommodations and cost, please contact Water Tribe or Melges Europe today!

Also be aware, that Water Tribe has five brand new Audi Melges 20s available to those interested in chartering a boat for the above Tune-Up Weekend sessions. Please contact Water Tribe for pricing and availability.