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It's The Audi Melges 20s Turn In Lerici At The 2009 Audi Sailing Series, Event No. 1

2 May 2009

Two weeks ago the Melges 32 took to the Audi Sailing Series 2009 Stage, now it is the turn of the Audi Melges 20.

The Audi Melges 20 now has an exceptional partner in the House of Ingolstadt and this weekend reveals the very first time on the Audi Sailing Series Circuit. An impressive fifteen teams have registered to compete in Lerici, with racing taking place on Saturday and Sunday.

There are some familiar faces and have dual commitments to the Melges 20 as well as the Melges 32. Among them are Lanfranco Cirillo, Francesco Martino and Marco Marina. They are the experienced Melges sailors who will attempt to transfer their experience from the Melges 32, down to the 20ft Audi hotrod. They will go up against a host group of new owners, many of them with indisputable experience that now intend to wager on the the Audi Melges 20 class.

Friday, however was a warm-up and of course, no one played their best cards. They will save that for Saturday's very serious competition as they begin the first hunt for points in the Audi Melges 20 Audi Sailing Series 2009. Beyond that, they will travel through four more destinations concluding in Porto Cervo at the end of September.

2009 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series, Event No. 1 : Full Entry List
1.) Luca Lelli; Lin Be Sailing Team
2.) Marco Morina; Beezlebub
3.) Luisa Bambozzi; Trouble Makers
4.) Giuseppe Cavalli; Leviathan
5.) Andrea Falciola; Lucifero
6.) Giuseppe Pontremoli; Trike
7.) Bendetto Giallongo; Value Team
8.) Luca Dominici; Mefisto
9.) Francesco Martino; Action Team
10.) Renato Vallivero; Trunover
11.) Lanfranco Cirillo; Fantasticaaa
12.) Alessandro Rombelli; Hot Air
13.) Alessandro Molla; Life Bella
14.) Federico Albano; Mende
15.) Nicholas Saidelli; Bloody Melges 20