Exciting New International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System Now In Play

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9 July 2014

Riva del Garda, Italy - Aside from all the great racing anticipated this weekend at the fourth episode of the 2014 Melges 20 Audi-Tron Sailing Series in stunning Riva Del Garda, the International Class is proud to formally present a brand new and very exciting World Ranking system.

With over 100 teams competing worldwide and 10 countries represented, Americans Wes Whitmyer on Slingshot and Richard Davies aboard Section 16 are seated respectively first and second overall. These two top competitors, whose crew consists of sailing superstars Charlie McKee, Max Fraser, Jonny 'Rockstar' Goldsberry and Matt Pistay, are tied with equal points - for now. Following in third through fifth is one of Europe's most competitive grouping of teams ever that include International Class President Manfredi Vianini Tolomei's Maolca, former Gold Cup Champion Dario Levi on Fremito D'Arja and the tenacious Mirko de Falco on Peccere.

With so much at stake in Riva, and then onto Worlds in late August, every team must sail their very best in order to conquer the new Audi Melges 20 World Ranking.

The ranking includes all the sanctioned events of the 2014 racing season in North America, Europe and Australasia. Points are assigned to:
* Top 10 classified in any sanctioned event with 29 or less boats registered
* Top 15 classified in any sanctioned event with 30-39 boats registered
* Top 20 classified in any sanctioned event with 40 or more boats registered

Also:
* Boats registered but did not attend will be scored 0 points
* Any helmsman ranked can be substituted by his own alternate helm (using the same sail inventory) and collect the points taken by the alternate helm in no more than one sanctioned event.
* Any charter helmsman is ranked with his own points.
* Scoring points are as follows:

 

40 or more Boats    
Registered

30-39 Boats        
Registered 

20 or less Boats       
Registered 

1st  
Place       
20 pts. 20 pts. 20 pts.
2nd 
Place 
19 pts. 19 pts. 19 pts.
3rd 
Place 
18 pts. 18 pts. 18 pts.
4th 
Place 
17 pts. 17 pts. 17 pts.
5th
Place
16 pts. 16 pts. 16 pts.
6th
Place
15 pts. 15 pts. 15 pts.
7th
Place
14 pts. 14 pts. 14 pts.
8th
Place
13 pts. 13 pts. 13 pts.
9th
Place
12 pts. 12 pts. 12 pts.
10th
Place
11 pts. 11 pts. 11 pts.
11th
Place
10 pts. 10 pts. 0 pts.
12th
Place
9 pts. 9 pts. 0 pts.
13th
Place
8 pts. 8 pts. 0 pts.
14th
Place
7 pts. 7 pts. 0 pts.
15th
Place
6 pts. 6 pts. 0 pts.
16th
Place
5 pts. 0 pts. 0 pts.
17th
Place
4 pts. 0 pts. 0 pts.
18th
Place
3 pts. 0 pts. 0 pts.
19th
Place
2 pts. 0 pts. 0 pts.
20th
Place
1 pt. 0 pts. 0 pts.
21st-
Last 
0 pts. 0 pts. 0 pts.

TOP TEN WORLD RANKING RESULTS (After Nine Events)
1.) Wes Whitmyer, Slingshot; 71 pts.
2.) Richard Davies, Section 16; 71 pts.
3.) Manfredi Vianini Tolomei, Maolca; 63 pts.
4.) Dario Levi, Fremito D'Arja; 56 pts.
5.) Mirko De Falco, Peccere; 56 pts.
6.) Michael Kiss, Bacio; 53 pts.
7.) Cesar Gomez Neto, Portobello; 50 pts.
8.) Achille Onorato, Mascalzone Latino, Jr.; 48 pts.
9.) Pasquale Orofino, Raffica; 46 pts.
10.) Russell Lucas, Shimmer; 45 pts.
View Full 2014 World Ranking Results (After 9 Events)
View 2014 European Ranking Results (After 5 Events)
View 2014 North American Ranking Ranking Results (After 4 Events)