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Melges 24 Worlds - Carlo Fracassoli makes title move

After three more races Italy's Carlo Fracassoli has a comfortable 22 point lead over Bruce Ayres of the USA going into the final day of the 2017 Melges 24 World Championship.

Podim challenger Andrea Racchelli ITA - Click image for a larger image

Bruce Ayres won the first race of the day with Fracassoliin second and Travis Weisleder of the USA in third place.

The second race went to Italy's Andrea Racchelli with Kevin Welch of the USA second and Corinthian leader Niccolò Bertola in third place.

In the final race, #10, Travis Weisleder rounded off a great day with a win. In second was Fracassoli and third Welch.

Overall Carlo Fracassoli has the title, barring accidents, with the battle for second and third podium places between: Bruce Ayres, Andrea Racchelli and Kevin Welch covered by just three points.

Best place British crew is that of David Rowen in 9th overall. Geoff Carveth is in 11th place.

Sparkling sailing, with lots of sun and waves, characterized the fourth day of racing in Helsinki, where the 2017 Melges 24 World Championship is going to conclude Friday.

Melges 24 World Championship 2017, leaders after 10 races (59 entries)

1st ITA 854 Carlo Fracassoli 5 10 1 1 1 3 -20 2 6 2 51 31 pts
2nd USA 851 Bruce Ayres 6 1 2 -22 6 12 9 1 12 4 75 53 pts
3rd ITA 722 Andrea Racchelli 1 -22 15 3 5 1 18 6 1 6 78 56 pts
4th USA 838 Kevin Welch 10 11 5 4 13 -19 3 5 2 3 75 56 pts
5th ITA 778 C Niccolò Bertola 11 13 6 2 8 18 -34 8 3 11 114 80 pts
6th HUN 728 Bakóczy Róbert 2 (60.0 BFD) 9 12 3 4 46 4 5 9 154 94 pts
7th EST 790 C Tõnu Tõniste -36 4 13 11 12 6 35 11 11 5 144 108 pts
8th NOR 751 Øyvind Jahre 26 24 3 5 7 13 -30 7 13 12 140 110 pts
9th GBR 557 David Rowen 19 3 11 6 19 11 12 16 -25 23 145 120 pts
10th USA 547 John Brown -43 30 7 7 21 9 1 22 22 7 169 126 pts
11th GBR 694 C Geoff Carveth 13 -37 30 15 2 14 21 10 17 10 169 132 pts
12th USA 841 Mike Goldfarb 32 2 4 14 11 10 -40 29 10 29 181 141 pts
13th NOR 400 Kristoffer Spone 22 7 27 20 9 2 24 15 19 -28 173 145 pts
14th GER 677 C Luis Tarabochia 8 -29 19 28 27 5 4 24 18 18 180 151 pts
15th NOR 649 C Jens Wathne 35 23 17 9 14 -41 27 9 14 8 197 156 pts

Full results here

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Gerald New - Sailweb
3 August 2017 16:48 GMT


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