Goransson’s ‘Inga’ Crowned Queen of Talamone

5 June 2016

Talamone, Italy - A full round of congratulations are in order for Richard Goransson’s Inga From Sweden along with tactician Vasco Vascotto and crew Giovanni Cassinari, Federico Michetti, Cesare Bozzetti, Marco Carpinello, Gosse de Boer and Alex Sinclair as they are the 2016 Sailing Series® Melges 32 Talamone Champions!

Relatively new to the fleet and obviously settling into Melges 32 competitive Class culture well, is second place overall Matteo Balestrero aboard Giogi with tactician Andrea Casale, and in third is Norway’s Lasse Petterson sailing Pippa with Matteo Ivaldi calling tactics.

Two additional races were held on the final day of competition with the daily race wins going to Goransson, and Vincenzo Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino.

With a moderate 10-12 knots for the start of Race Six, Goransson had the race wrapped up with a virtual wire-to-wire win. Fritz Homann’s Wilma held off Petterson to grab second.

The same dominating performance went for Onorato in Race Eight, with a great Russian chase between Pavel Kutznetsov on Tavatuy and Valentin Zavadnikov’s Team SynergyGT for the runner up position. Although Kutznetsov was strong, his effort wasn’t enough to hold off Zavadnikov’s seasoned team which included Ed Baird on tactics. Zavadnikov eventually got the upperhand to win second over Kutznetsov finishing in third.

A big thank you goes to Circolo Nautico Talamone, BPSE and all the Melges 32 teams for making this event a great success.

The season is just beginning to unfold and the Class is anything by short on Champions. The 2016 Melges 32 European Championship, Act 4 of the Sailing Series® Melges 32 takes place next month in Riva del Garda on July 7-10. All teams should Register Online now!

Calling all Melges 32 teams worldwide! Taking place on August 19-21 in Newport, RI, the 2016 U.S. National Championship is set to be stoked and stacked with fun parties, not to mention jam packed with intense competition. And the pinnacle event of the year, hosted by Sail Newport — the World Championship happens on September 29 thru October 2. Now is the time to compete!

TOP RESULTS (FINAL - After Eight Races, One Discard)
1.) Richard Goransson/Vasco Vascotto, Inga From Sweden; 3-5-2-[8]-1-2-1-3 = 17
2.) Matteo Balestrero/Andrea Casale, Giogi; 7-1-3-5-8-1-4-[9] = 29
3.) Lasse Petterson/Matteo Ivaldi, Pippa; 5-[7]-1-1-7-7-3-6 = 30
4.) Valentin Zavadnikov/Ed Baird, Team Synergy; [10]-4-9-2-3-5-5-2 = 30
5.) Fritz Homann/Sandro Montefusco; Wilma; 1-[11]-7-9-5-6-2-4 = 34
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