Home >

Sailweb  RSS feed
Keelboat
 

Melges 32 World Championship - Ryan DeVos in charge

At the halfway point of the Melges 32 World Championship, the standings are still tight and despite the wet conditions, the sailing has been full throttle and extremely competitive.

Ryan DeVos' Volpe - Click image for a larger image

Shaking off an OCS on Day One, Ryan DeVos' Volpe used his years of Melges 32 experience and owned the pin end in Races Three and Four.

Both starts allowed DeVos to put his bow down and rumble for max speed while tactician Mark Mendelblatt picked his way up the first beats like a surgeon.

Using solid speed all the way around the track, DeVos was able to fend off International Class President Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio on G-Spot and his older brother Rick DeVos at the helm of Delta.

He then tangled with Pieter Taselaar's Bliksem in the middle race only to extend on the final run and take their second crystal race winner bowl.

Click image for a larger image

Wasting no time, PRO Anderson Reggio and got the third race of the day underway at 13:30, but this time DeVos' Volpe found themselves premature and had to re-round.

Nailing the pin end was Serena Di Lapigio who stepped into a solid left shift and played the fleet like a violin, ultimately winning by 200 yards.

Melges 32 - 2016 Melges 32 World Championship after 5 races

1st USA 180 Ryan DeVos 2 7 1 1 6 17 pts
2nd USA 128 Jason Carroll 1 6 5 5 4 21 pts
3rd USA 1215 Rick DeVos 9 5 3 3 3 23 pts
4th ITA 65 Alessandro Rombelli 4 2 6 7 7 26 pts
5th MON 181 Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio 14/DSQ 3 2 8 1 28 pts
6th GER 229 Christian Schwoerer 5 1 4 10 9 29 pts
7th ITA 201 Andrea Lacorte 6 4 12 4 5 31 pts
8th SWE 322 Richard Goransson 3 14/DNF 7 9 2 35 pts
9th USA 151 Edward Tillinghast 8 9 9 6 8 40 pts
10th USA 169 Pieter Taselaar 11 14/RET 8 2 12 47 pts
11th USA 155 Chris Wientjes 7 10 11 11 11 50 pts - Corinthian
12th USA 120 Project Sail 10 8 10 12 10 50 pts - Corinthian
13th USA 131 Jeremy Alexis 14/DNC 14/DNC 14/DNC 14/DNC 14/DNC 70 pts - Corinthian

Follow Sailweb on Facebook - Click here

G New
1 October 2016 10:27 GMT


Latest






















UK Hosted