Melges 24 Italian Championship - Audi Tron Sailing Series Trapani Is Getting Ready To Welcome The Melges 24 fleet
9 September 2015
Trapani, September 8th, 2015 – After the Melges 32 World Championship and the Audi Melges 20 European Championship the city of Trapani is getting ready to welcome the last Melges fleet and its Italian Championship.
This weekend, it will be time for the the Melges 24 Italian Championship happening September 10th-13th.
On the start line some teams that are leading the international sailing scenario such as Audi tron helmed by Riccardo Simoneschi, leader of the Audi Italia Sailing Team with Gabriele Benussi calling tactics and Altea with Andrea Racchelli, president of the Melges 24 Italian Class, second on the podium at the last World Championship in Middelfart.
The coming event is the penultimate act of the Audi tron Sailing Series before Luino taking place October 9th-11th. The next “King of Salt" will be getting its crown after the First of the King (Audi tron, Loano), the King of Poets (EFG, Portovenere) and the King of the Lake (Marrakech Express, Riva del Garda).
The sailing series organized by B.Plan Sport&Events in cooperation with Melges Europe has registered a total of 54 international participating teams through over 15 races. Overall ranking leader is Audi tron, followed by Lenny with two-time Olympic medalist Tonu Toniste.
The Melges 24 Italian Championship will be streamed live with Italian and English commentary by Mauro Melandri from Zerogradinord, BPSE Agency media partner. The streaming will be starting in the morning with pre-race interviews, every video will be immediately available for the vision on demand.
The Audi tron Sailing Series season is supported by main sponsor Audi, Official Partner Kuehne+Nagel, technical partners Torqeedo, Caffè Vergnano, Bavaria, USail, Nuova Jolly, Acqua Norda and the Suite Club.