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Ryan DeVos is Melges 32 World Champion at 4th attempt

Ryan DeVos captures his very first Melges 32 World Championship, Team Hydra for Project Sail takes home top Corinthian honours.

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At their fourth attempt, Ryan DeVos' Volpe with tactician Mark Mendelblatt, and crew members Mike Hill, Peter Kinney, Scott Nixon, Erika Reineke, Sam Rogers and Drew Weirda are the 2016 Melges 32 World Champions.

In a dramatic last day of competition, two final races were completed with DeVos' cool, calm and very collected efforts winning him the prestigious overall trophy.

In what seemed like a last ditch effort to defend his World title, Alessandro Rombelli's STIG with Terry Hutchinson serving as tactician, hammered out a 4-1 scoreline to finish second overall, bumping Jason Carroll on Argo to finish out the podium in third.

Morgan Kiss at the helm for Project Sail with crew members Ty Baird, Noah Blacker, Austin Colpaert, Henry Fernberger, Liam Harr, Lexi Petter, Alex Post (tactician) and Marty Kullman are the first ever Melges 32 Corinthian World Champions.

Melges 32 World Championship - Final after 9 races

1st USA 180 Volpe Ryan DeVos 31 pts
2nd ITA 65 STIG Alessandro Rombelli 37 pts
3rd USA 128 Argo Jason Carroll 38 pts
4th ITA 201 Vitamina Andrea Lacorte 41 pts
5th USA 1215 Delta Rick DeVos 42 pts
6th SWE 322 INGA Richard Goransson 49 pts
7th MON 181 G-Spot Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio 52 pts
8th GER 229 La Pericolosa Christian Schwoerer 52 pts
9th USA 151 Dark N'Stormy Edward Tillinghast 63 pts
10th USA 120 Hydra (Corinthian) Project Sail 79 pts
11th USA 169 Bliksem Pieter Taselaar 82 pts
12th USA 155 Stormvogel (Corinthian) Chris Wientjes 87 pts
13th USA 131 Lucy (Corinthian) Jeremy Alexis 122 pts

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3 October 2016 8:14 GMT


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