Tomasini Wins 2014 Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series Talamone Edition
9 June 2014
Talamone, Italy - It was a dramatic final day of racing in Talamone, Italy with Roberto Tomasini Grinover aboard Robertissima taking the fleet lead from beginning to end for his first big win on the 2014 Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series circuit. Accompanying Tomasini Grinover was the legendary Vasco Vascotto as tactician and crew members Federico Michetti, Giovanni Cassinari, Gunnar Bahr, Simone Spangaro, Stefano Nicolussi, and Armin Raderbauer.
Delivering a spectacular performance on the final day to finish second overall is Valentin Zavadnikov aboard Synergy GT. Zavadnikov left Day Two in eighth overall, but thanks to an impressive 3-2 Sunday score, he catapulted his team to a very proud podium finish.
Mauro Mocchegiani’s Fratelli Giacomel Audi-eTron, Alessandro Rombelli’s Azimut by STIG and Fritz Homann on Wilma maintained their respective positions to finish third, fourth and fifth overall.
Over the course of the weekend, Talamone and its people have fascinated all the participants, many of whom have never heard of the ancient Etruscan village located 160 km north of Rome. More than 400 individuals including sailors, technicians, journalists, coaches and chaperones welcomed its stunning conditions.
A very special thanks to Circolo della Vela Talamone for their impeccable hospitality at its unique headquarters based inside the lighthouse of Talamone, which dates back to 1865 and stands on the southern bastion of the walls of Talamone overlooking the sea. It was at this breathtaking location on Saturday, 7 June, the crews enjoyed a dinner hosted by the Circolo della Vela Talamone with typical food and wine of the Maremma.
With the Audi-Tron Sailing Series moving onward to beautiful Lake Garda for the 2014 European Championship on July 17-20 hosted by Fraglia Vela Garda in Riva, Zavadnikov takes the Series lead, just ahead of Mocchegiani and Edoardo Lupi’s Torpyone in third. View The 2014 Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series Ranking.
TOP FIVE RESULTS (FINAL - After Eight Races, One Discard)
1.) Roberto Tomasini Grinover/Vasco Vascotto, Robertissima; 1-2-4-1-8-8-1-[DNS] = 25
2.) Valentin Zavadnikov/Michele Ivaldi, Synergy GT; 9-4-5-10-3--3-2 = 36
3.) Mauro Mocchegiani/Branko Brcin, Fratelli Giacomel Audi e-Tron; 2--8-7-1-5-7-7 = 37
4.) Alessandro Rombelli/Freddy Loof, Azimut by STIG; 4--10-3-5-1-6-8 = 37
5.) Fritz Homann/Nicola Celon, Wilma; -3-7-5-7-2-2-14 = 40
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