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Melges 32 Europeans - 2017 Title to Lupi and Pessina

Lupi and Pessina clinch the 2017 Melges 32 European title, Corinthian trophy captured by Martin Reintjes's Caipirnha.

Melges 32 European Champions, Edoardo Lupi/Massimo Pessina - Click image for a larger image

Edoardo Lupi and Massimo Pessina, along side of tactician Lorenzo Bressani and crew members Alberto Bolzan, Javier De La Plaza, Jas Farneti, Matteo Mason and Carlo Zermini are the new Melges 32 European Champions.

The success for Lupi/Pessina is one that is long overdue. This championship gives them their best ever result in the Melges 32 Class.

In addition to being the last opportunity for Lupi and Pessina's toughest opponents to remove them from atop the podium, it was a high voltage day on the water with the wind continuously oscillating out of the south-southwest at around 18-20 knots.

Three more races were held with the first race of the day, Race Four going to Andrea Ferrari, which momentarily removed Lupi/Pessina from the top slot.

This forced Lupi/Pessina to regroup and react, putting the pressure on high for the last two races.

Finally able raise their arms in triumph at the finish line of the final race, leaving their adversaries to fight and struggle for the remaining podium positions.

Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio with tactician Branko Brcin fought hard submitting a excellent 2-1-2 daily score to overtake Richard Goransson and take second place overall.

Goransson settled for third, Andrea Lacorte was fourth, and Ferrari rounded out the top five.

Another huge round of congratulations is also extended to 2017 Melges 32 Corinthian European Champions Martin Reintjes with Enrico Fonda as tactician, and crew members Alessandro Agostinelli, Lorenzo Azzi, Pierluigi Omboni, Michele Pavoni, Nicola Pavoni and Francesco Rubagotti.

Full results here

In one month's time, the Melges 32 World League returns to the fantastic destination of Cala Galera, Italy on August 22-27 for the Melges 32 World Championship.

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23 July 2017 11:10 GMT


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