With Melges Team Racing In Place, Genova Serves As Grande Finale To 2014 Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series
2 October 2014
Genova, Italy - The Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series will conclude this weekend in Genoa, Italy, October 3-5. For the very first time ever, a very special 'Melges Team Racing' formula will involve all three Melges sportboats - the Audi Melges 20, Melges 24 and Melges 32.
Many aspects of this weekend's event will decide the crown of the season's winner. The Melges Team Racing phenomena will serve as the centerpiece of the Genoa Boat Show. During the event, visitors will enjoy the parade of boats as well as video playback of the past events at the Audi hospitality tent. Furthermore, a crew dinner at the Genoa Aquarium is planned with a very special guided tour and final prize giving to take place at the "Teatro del Mare".
Genoa marks the last event, one that follows Porto Ercole, Talamone and Riva Del Garda totalling 31 races sailed to date. This year's winners already include Andrea Ferrari's Spirit of Nerina, Richard Gorannson's Inga From Sweden and Roberto Tomasini Grinover's Robertissima.
The overall Series is commanded by Valentin Zavadnikov's Synergy GT with a sizable lead. In second is Mauro Mocchegiani at the helm of Giacomel Audi E-Tron, followed by Edoardo Lupi's Torpyone.
As in the past, the Audi Tron Sailing Series means the return of the Audi test drives too. Anyone can can experience the latest flagship models from the automotive brand Ingolstadt.
Organized by BPSE together with Melges Europe, the Audi-Tron Sailing Series confirms that Audi is aimed to make regattas more environmentally conscious. In this effort, Audi has provided all competing Melges boats with electric outboards making the 2014 Sailing Series the first ever 100% environmentally friendly circuit.
The Audi Tron Sailing Series has reconfirmed its innovative style with a brand new mobile app - now available on Google Play and iTunes Apple Store for free.
In addition to main sponsor Audi, the Audi Tron Sailing Series is supported by official sponsors Kuehne+Nagel, Torqeedo electric motors and technical partners Ente Fiera di Genova, Nespresso, Olicor, Movidos, Norda and Frantoi Redoro.
MEDIA AND RACING COVERAGE
As with other Melges 32 events in Europe and around the world, racing updates will be posted online at the Official Audi Melges 32 Facebook Page. Tune in for the latest racing information, results, video interviews, and photos. Race reports, press releases and photos will be available online each day post racing at melges32.com.
FULL ENTRY LIST
1.) Andrea LaCorte/Andrea Fornaro, Celedrin/Vitamina
2.) Edoardo Pavesio/Gabrielle Benussi, FRA MARTINA
3.) Mauro Mocchegiani/Branko Brcin, Fratelli Giacomel Audi E-Tron
4.) Giangiacomo Serena di Lapagio/Daniele Cassiniari, G Spot
5.) Andrea Ferrari/Roberto Spata, Spirit of Nerina
6.) Valentin Zavadnikov/Michele Ivaldi, Synergy GT
7.) Pavel Kunetsov/Eugeniy Neugodnikov, Tavatuy
8.) Fritz Homann/Nicola Celon, Wilma
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