Levi Goes On To Win Audi Melges 20 Europeans, Takes Home Audi-Tron Sailing Series Overall Trophy

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6 September 2015

Trapani, Italy - After a bit of wait on the race course, all racing was abandoned on the final day of the 2015 European Championship/Audi-Tron Sailing Series Act 5 organized by B.Plan Sport & Events (BPSE) in cooperation with Melges Europe. The result — a massive success story for Dario Levi’s Fremito D’Arja and his tactician Niccolo Bianchi and crew members Stefano Lagi and Francesca Masotto — 2015 European Champions and prestigious winners of the Audi-Tron Sailing Series.

"Our main focus in 2015 was to conquer the Audi-Tron Sailing Series, a title that we missed last year,” said Levi post racing. “I am very proud of my team as they are who made this all possible. We are thrilled to be looking forward to racing at the World Championship in San Francisco where we are excited about facing current World Champs on Samba Pa Ti. It’s their home turf and there are very tricky conditions. All we can do is our very best!"

With no racing on the last scheduled day of the Europeans, Friday’s results stand as final.

Congratulations are also in order for podium winners Corrado Agusta on Customly in second and Vladimir Prosikhi on Nika in third.

LEVI CROWNED SERIES CHAMPION
It has been an incredible year for Levi and his Fremito D’Arja team. They played the season strong and well. Winning Loano, Riva del Garda and now, the European title in Trapani they are the clear Champions.

Agusta with great success in Monaco and a consistent season throughout Italy, he stands firm in second. Guido Miani’s Out of Reach had a wonderful year as well finishing in third overall out of sixty teams that competed on the circuit.
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A VERY SPECIAL THANKS
As always the International Audi Melges 20 Class Association (IM20CA) wishes to thank each and every owner for their great passion and racing attitude during the 2015 European sailing season. A special thanks to our great partners at BPSE and their staff, to the town of Trapani and the Comitato Organizzatore for the warm hospitality!

NEXT — WORLDS EQUALS WAR
With the European season at a close and some of its strongest teams migrating to the bay waters of San Francisco (the Pacific Coast Championship takes place next weekend, September 12-13), the 2015 Worlds will be the ultimate showdown. Thirty-eight teams are signed up and ready to go spanning representation from nine nations.
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TOP TEN RESULTS (FINAL - After Eight Races, One Discard)
1.) Dario Levi, Fremito D’ Arja; 4-1-2-8-1-3-2-[13] = 21
2.) Corrado Agusta, Customly; 5-2-[19]-12-5-5-7-5 = 41
3.) Vladimir Prosikhi, Nika; [21]-11-5-3-12-2-1-17 = 51
4.) Igor Rytov, RUS-296; 3-8-18-[20]-3-10-3-6 = 51
5.) Guido Miani, Out of Reach; 2-13-1-5-16-15-[17]-1 = 53
6.) Matteo Marenghi Vaselli, Lucifer; [13]-10-11-4-2-7-8-11 = 53
7.) Yuriy Morozov, Russotrans; [23]-16-6-1-11-4-12-4 = 54
8.) Geoff Carveth, Audi G-Tron F.lli Giacomel; 9-5-10-6-8-1-15-[20] = 54
9.) Oleg Evdokimenko, Kotyara; 10-7-3-9-[26]-9-6-10 = 54
10.) Mirko de Falco, Peccere; 6-6-4-2-17-11-[22]-14 = 60
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TOP TEN AUDI-TRON SAILING SERIES RESULTS (After Five Events)
1.) Dario Levi, Fremito D’Arja = 99 pts.
2.) Corrado Agusta, Customly = 192 pts.
3.) Guido Miani, Out of Reach = 194 pts.
4.) Mirko De Falco, Peccere = 218 pts.
5.) Alexander Ezhkov, Pirogovo Sailing Team = 236 pts.
6.) Manfredi Vianini Tolomei, Maolca = 251 pts.
7.) Lauro Bonora, Camay = 268 pts.
8.) Matteo Marenghi Vaselli, Lucifer = 292 pts.
9.) Yurir Morozov/Marina Chubkina, Russotrans = 293 pts.
10.) Oleg Evdokimenko, Kotyara = 314 pts.
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