Melges 20 Big Fleet Racing For Act Four Of 2015 Audi-Tron Sailing Series
16 July 2015
Porto Ercole, Italy - As many as thirty-seven teams from ten nations have signed up to compete in Porto Ercole — the fourth act of the 2015 Audi-Tron Sailing Series hosted by Circolo Nautico e della Vela Argentario, and organized by B.Plan Sport & Events (BPSE) in cooperation with Melges Europe.
It’s big fleet racing time as this event puts the class just a little more than a month away from the prestigious European Championship on September 3-5 taking place in Sicily, Trapani Italy.
The fleet forerunner is Dario Levi at the helm of Fremito D’Arja. Levi has been experiencing a banner year with already two major wins under his belt — Loano and Riva Del Garda. His 2015 track record has earned him the current leadership on both the World and European Ranking circuits, just a few steps ahead of Corrado Agusta’s Customly, Claudio Dutto’s Asante Sana and Guido Miani’s Out of Reach.
Other teams on the watch list include Mirko De Falco on Peccere, Manfredi Vianini Tolomei on Maolca, Andrea Pozzi on Bombarda, Valentin Zavadnikov on Synergy GT and Richard Davies’ Section 16. And lastly but not least of course, and most certainly not to be under-estimated is reigning European Champion Achille Onorato on Mascalzone Latino, Jr.
Racing commences Friday (tomorrow) and will continue through until Sunday. A total of six races are scheduled with a discard at the completion.
In addition to main sponsor Audi, the Audi-Tron Sailing Series is supported by official sponsors Kuehne+Nagel, Technical Partners Torqeedo, Caffe Vergnano, Bavaria, Usail, Nuova Jolly and The Suite Club.
MEDIA AND RACING COVERAGE
As with other Audi Melges 20 events in Europe and around the world, racing updates will be posted online at the Official Audi Melges 20 Facebook Page. Tune in for the latest racing information, results, video interviews, and photos. Race reports, press releases and photos will be made available online each day post racing at melges20.com.