Giallongo's 'Value Team' Collects The Win In Scarlino At 2010 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series

23 May 2010

Scarlino, Italy - Congratulations to Value Team’s Benedetto Giallongo and his team of Francesco Scarselli (helmsman) and Henry Fonda (tactician), as they have won the second stage of the 2010 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series in Scarlino, Italy.

Giallongo’s team delivered an almost perfect score line in Scarlino, reassuring the fleet their style and level of competing is very much intact. Being able to produce the same brilliance as 2009, from the same identical team, in a fleet that has grown by leaps and bounds, not to mention the quality of sailors aboard, they have officially closed the gap on the leader in the 2010 series.

With his impressive lead, Giallongo easily took first place in Scarlino, however the heat was on for securing the second and third place positions and beyond.

In the two races held today, Renato Vallivero on Turnover, along with Marco Perazzo as helm and Daniele Cassinari on tactics, they managed a second place finish in the first race, then nailed a bullet in race two. This enabled Vallivero (overall Lerici, stage one winner) to make huge progress coming from eleventh to finish fourth.

Stefano di Properzio on Hulk, with Lorenzo Bressani on tactics, made some tough choices to finish third overall, only to be beaten out by Luca Domenici on Notaro Team taking second place on the podium.

Final scores of the 2010 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series Event No. 2 in Scarlino are as follows:

Top Ten Results (After 5 Races)
1.) Benedetto Giallongo, Value Team; 2-1-1-1-[4] = 5
2.) Luca Domenici, Notaro Team; [12]-4-2-3-3 = 12
3.) Stefano di Properzio, Hulk; 4-3-[12]-6-2 = 15
4.) Renato Vallivero, Turnover; 6-[15]-11-2-1 = 20
5.) Carlo Alberini, Calvi Network; 1-[11]-9-5-7 = 22 
6.) Marco Morina, Sei Tu 20; 9-5-4-[22]-5 = 23
7.) Claudio Recchi, Team 93; [17]-9-3-7-6 = 25
8.) Francesco Farnetti, Reggini Sailing Team; 5-6-8-10-[15] = 29
9.) Federico Strocchi, Cheyenne; 7-8-6-12-[16] = 33
10.) Alessandro Molla; Bela Vita; 11-2-[13]-8-13 = 34

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The next stage of the 2010 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series takes place in Riva del Garda on June 12-13.

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