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The American 'Bliksem' Victorious In Scarlino

8 June 2009

And, it was done in Scarlino, the third penultimate stage of the 2009 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series. The full success goes to the U.S. based team of Pieter Taselaar on USA-169 Bliksem with tactician Jeremy Wilmot on tactics alongside his brother, the 2008 Australian 470 Olympic Gold Medallist Nathan Wilmot and as crew Paul Atkins, Michael Coxon, Williem Van Waay, Alex Clegg and George Peet. From start to finish, Taselaar held the top spot. 

In second place overall is 2008 Audi Sailing Series Champion Claudio Recchi on ITA-93 Team 93 with America's Cupper Jonathan McKee as tactician. They claim satisfaction with their performance in Scarlino. In the overall series, they move one step closer to claiming and defending their series crown.

After the third stage Carlo Alberini on ITA- Calvi Network claimed two bullets on the final day of competition finishing third ahead of Melges 32 rookie Filippo Pacinotti onITA-667 Brontolo with Freddy Loof on tactics.

Overall in the series Alberini retains the red flag displayed by the leader with a three point lead on Recchi. 

The fourth event will take place in Cagliari on July 17-19.

VIEW PHOTO GALLERY BY CARLO BORLENGHI

FINAL RESULTS
1 - BLIKSEM – USA (Pieter Taselaar / Nathan Wilmot) (6),2,1,2,1,6,(7),2:pt.20
2 - TEAM 93 (Claudio Recchi / Jonathan McKee) 3,(7),7,1,3,7,3,3:pt.27
3 - CALVI NETWORK (Carlo Alberini / Gabriele Benussi)5,1,(20BFD),9,10,5,1,1:pt.32
4 - BRONTOLO (Filippo Pacinotti / Fredrik Loof) 4,3,(14),8,4,2,2,10:pt.33
5 - RUSH DILETTA (Mauro Mocchegiani / Andrea Casale) 1,9,(13),7,12,8,,6,5:pt.48
6 - PILOT ITALIA (Francesco Martino / Michele Paoletti)7,(12),4,10,6,4,10,(17):pt.53
7 - MATRIX CORTINA D'AMPEZZO (Luigi Amedeo Melegari / Matteo Ivaldi)10,(13),12,3,2,13,4,12:pt.56
8 - FANTASTICAA (Larnfranco Cirillo / Nico Celon) 9,6,5,5,6,(10),12,9:pt.56
9 - HIGHLIFE – GBR (Peter Rogers / Kelvin Harrap)20DNC,(20DNC),3,4,5,9,5,11:pt.57
10 - SEI TU 32 (Antonello Morina / Branko Brcin)16,11,2,6,14,(18),8,4:pt.61
11 - HUBLOT BIG BANG (F.Battistella - C.Curnis / Sandro Montefusco) 15,(16),8,12,9,3,11,7:pt.65
12 - BAGUA (Andrea Cecchetti / Vasco Vascotto)(13),8,10,13,7,1,(16),16:pt.68
13 - BITIPI – MON (Savino Formentini / Tommaso Chieffi)8,14,9,14,11,(15),13,6:pt.75
14 - JANAS (Roberto Pardini / Matteo Simoncelli)14,10,6,(18),18,11,9,8:pt.76
15 - UKA UKA RACING (L.Santini – A.Marinelli / Lorenzo Bressani)2,4,(20BFD),11,8,12, 20DNC,20DNC:pt.77
16 - MATARAN (Stefano Di Properzio / Enrico Fonda)11,5,15,(16),15,14,14,14:pt.88
17 - TORPYONE (Edorardo Lupi / Roberto Benamati)12,(20BFD),11,15,13,17,15,13:pt.96
18 - FRA MARTINA (Edo e Vanni Pavesio / Luca Antonini)17,15,(20BFD),19,17,16,17,15:pt.116
19 - LEA (Ernesto Faraco / Francesco Cruciani)18,17,(20BFD),17,19,19,18,18:pt.126

OVERALL SERIES RESULTS (After three stages)
1 - CALVI NETWORK: pt. 65
2 - TEAM 93: pt. 68
3 - PILOT ITALIA: pt. 91
4 - RUSH DILETTA: pt. 99
5 - MATRIX CORTINA D'AMPEZZO: pt. 104