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Mefisto Leads in Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series

19 September 2009

As published by Audi - B-Plan

Porto Cervo, Italy - Mefisto, owned and helmed by Luca Domenici, leads the fleet of fourteen Audi Melges 20 competing in Porto Cervo after a first day of racing which saw only one windward leeward race held due to rapidly changing weather conditions. The Porto Cervo event is organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and represents the fifth and final leg of the circuit for 2009. Domenici crossed the finish line ahead of Fausto Rubbini’s Thule and Sei Tu owned by Anotonello Morina. After today’s race Mefisto retains second place in the overall classification for the Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series 2009. Benedetto Giallongo’s Value Team, winner of each of the four previous legs, remains in first place overall for the circuit with a fifth place gained in today’s race.

The fleet took to the regatta course off Porto Cervo this morning accompanied by light south easterly breezes. The breeze fell towards the end of the first race and the YCCS Race Committee, headed by PRO Peter “Luigi” Reggio, sent the fleet to the docks to wait for the wind to fill in. As the fleet arrived in Porto Cervo Marina a violent storm hit the north eastern coast of Sardinia bring heavy rain, thunder and lightning. Shortly before 4 p.m. racing was abandoned for the day.

Racing will continue tomorrow, Sunday 20th September with the first signal scheduled for 11 am. The fleet will need to complete at least one more race in order for the leg to be valid. Tomorrow’s forecast give light winds of 6 to 8 knots from north west.

Overall Ranking Race 5 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series 2009:

1-MEFISTO (Luca Domenici) pt.1

2-THULE (Fausto Rubbini) pt.2

3-SEI TU (Antonello Morina) pt.3

4-BITIPI (Savino Formentini) pt.4

5-VALUE TEAM (Benedetto Giallongo) pt.5

6-3MENDA (Federico Albano) pt.6

7-TURNOVER (Renato Vallivero) pt.7

8-CALVI NETWORK (Carlo Alberini) pt.8

9-FANTASTICAA (Lanfranco Cirillo) pt.9

10-ARIA FRITTA (Alessandro Rombelli) pt.10

11-BELA VITA (Alessandro Molla) pt.11

12-TROUBLE MAKERS (Luisa Bambozzi) pt.12

13-SEI TU 20 (Marco Morina) pt. 13

14 -ITA 146 (Alessandro Franzi) pt.14

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