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Melges 20 - Igor Rytov takes lead on Garda

Igor Rytov has an impressive lead after day two of the Russian Open, the final event of the 2017 Melges 20 World League, European Division circuit.

Friday's forced break from racing due to inclement weather gave way to three races and three separate winners on Lake Garda.

Igor Rytov's Russian Bogatyrs holds an impressive 12-point lead over second place finisher Achille Onorato/Matteo Savelli sailing Mascalzone Latino Jr, while Leonid Altukhov's RUS-199 is third.

Rytov with tactician Konstantin Besputin and crew Anton Sergeev, are clearly the strongest team on the Melges 20 global stage.

They are the current Melges 20 European Champions (as crowned in Sibenik), and lead the overall World League Ranking.

With Rytov taking the win in Race Two, Race Three went to another shining new face - Dmitry Samokhin on Rocknrolla, followed by long-time Melges 20 owner Dario Levi at the helm of Fremito D'Arjia in second.

Rytov sealed the day's deal with a third.

If they maintain this momentum, they could be moments away from winning the Russian Open and the MWL European Division Ranking as well.

1.) Igor Rytov, RUSSIAN BOGATYRS; 2-1-3 = 6 pts
2.) Achille Onorato/Matteo Savelli, MASCALZONE LATINO, JR; 5-4-9 = 18 pts
3.) Leonid Altukhov, RUS-199; 3-11-5 = 19 pts
4.) Dario Levi, FREMITO D'ARJIA; 15-3-2 = 20 pts
5.) Alexander Ezhkov, PIROGOVO; 11-2-12 = 25 pts

Full results here

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