Photos: Studio Borlenghi/Andrea Pisapia/BPSE

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Marc de Antonio's team on a roll at the Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series racing in Torbole

Saturday July 13th 2013, Author: James Boyd, Location: Italy

The 19 teams from nine nations competing at the 2013 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series in Torbole enjoyed very similar conditions as yesterday that allowed a brilliant Race Committee to successfully lay on three races, bringing the total to six, enabling a discard to go into effect.

Lake Garda's familiar Ora wind blew up to 18 knots creating a tricky, short and quick wave which many teams had a hard time coping with, especially on the downwind runs under spinnaker testing their stamina and steering to their fullest extent.

Again it was Marc de Antonio's Bribon-Movistar that delivered a 2-5-2 scoreline to maintain her lead now up to an impressive 13 points. In second overall is Roberto Tomasini Grinover's Robertissima 1, gaining seven positions up from ninth place in Friday's results. Jason Carroll on Argo holds firm in third while Filippo Pacinotti's Brontolo HH finished the day in fourth.

Among the upper ranking teams is Series leader Lanfranco Cirillo's Fantastica getting back on track on Saturday to round out the top five. He is in strong control of other tough competitors such as Andrea Pozzi's Bombarda (in 12th), seventh overall Vincenzo Onorato's Mascalzone Latino and ninth place finisher Edoardo Lupi on Torpyone.

Racing continues on Sunday with anticipation of the final two races of the eight part Torbole edition Series.

Full results here

Photos below from STUDIO BORLENGHI/Andrea Pisapia/BPSE



Latest Comments

  • Alain Waha 15/07/2013 - 04:16

    this regatta is becoming very famous for Marc's irresponsible behaviour - endangering Optimist sailors by ploughing through their (racing fleet) on port (the optimist fleet is all on Starboard) - video is here: I suggest Marc is stripped of world championship title

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