Tomasini Grinover Conquers All on Lake Garda at 2015 Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series

7 June 2015

Riva del Garda, Italy - Congratulations to Roberto Tomasini Grinover aboard Robertissima with tactician Vasco Vascotto and crew consisting of Federico Michetti, Giovanni Cassinari, Gunnar Bahr, Simone Spangaro, Stefano Nicolussi and Armin Raderbauer. Together, they are champions in Riva Del Garda, now crowned ‘King of the Lake’ at the 2015 Audi-Tron Sailing Series.

Tomasini Grinover is no stranger to winning on the waters of Lake Garda, and in the final two races held on this final day in Riva, he had no problems showing that he could win again. His sixth place finish in Race Seven was enough to keep him in the running. His big win in Race Eight helped him dismiss Dalton DeVos on Delta from his first overall position.

DeVos took over the leaderboard on Saturday but was unable to hold on. A fifth place finish and a disappointing seventeenth enabled Tomasini Grinover the win. Jason Carroll on Argo won Race Seven, however suffered a nineteenth in Race Eight (his discard) to remain firm in third overall. Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio’s G-SPOT was fourth, while 2015 Audi-Tron Sailing Series Loano Champion Alessandro Rombelli’s STIG made more considerable improvements on the final day to land top five.

The 2015 Audi-Tron Sailing Series is hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva and organized by B.Plan Sport & Events (BPSE) in cooperation with Melges Europe.

The next destination for the Melges 32 Class is Porto Ercole. Happening on July 10-12, the fourth edition of the Audi-Tron Sailing Series shall complete before heading to Trapani for the World Championship. On August 24-30, teams will go head-to-head in this beautiful part of Italy for the crowning of the seventh World Champion.

The 2015/16 Blue Water Series cranks up the Fall/Winter racing circuit in Ft. Lauderdale, FL! Consisting of three events, the first is the U.S. National Championship on December 4-6, 2015. Event No. Two is the class’ prestigious Gold Cup on February 12-14, 2016. The last event, also the newest addition to this collection is the Lauderdale Cup on April 1-3, 2016. SAVE THE DATES - MARK YOUR CALENDARS to attend these three amazing events that will satisfy your winter racing desires, all in one location — hosted by the Lauderdale Yacht Club in Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA. Stay close to melges32.com for full announcements and information regarding the 2015/16 Blue Water Series. For immediate inquiries please contact North American Class Manager, Sam Rogers.

TOP TEN RESULTS (FINAL - After Eight Races, One Discard)
1.) Roberto Tomasini Grinover/Vasco Vascotto, Robertissima; 5-[17]-5-3-3-5-6-1 = 28
2.) Dalton DeVos/Jonathan McKee, Delta; 4-3-9-4-1-12-5-17 = 38
3.) Jason Carroll/Cameron Appleton, Argo; 10-2-1-12-2-14-1-19 = 42
4.) Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio/Branko Brcin, G-SPOT; [20]-9-2-2-4-8-10-12 = 47
5.) Alessandro Rombelli/Francesco Bruni, STIG; 6-16-[DNF]-13-9-1-2-7 = 54
6.) Alec Cutler/Chris Rast, hedgehog; 3-13-[16]-1-14-4-11-8 = 54
7.) Valentin Zavadnikov/Andy Horton, Synergy GT; 13-7-8-[15]-10-2-7-10 = 57
8.) Edoardo Lupi/Massimo Pessina/Lorenzo Bressani, Torpyone; [14]-1-14-8-5-3-14-[15] = 59
9.) Ryan DeVos/Mark Mendelblatt, Volpe; 2-4-7-13-6-[20]-15-18 = 65
10.) Keisuke Suzuki/Chris Draper, Swing; 11-12-[15]-10-7-9-13-4 = 66
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