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Goransson seals Melges 40 victory at PalmaVela

After four days and nine races, Richard Goransson's INGA FROM SWEDEN took victory at the first Melges 40 Grand Prix regatta of the 2018 season.

The event was held in conjunction with Sail Racing PalmaVela hosted by Real Club Nautico de Palma.

With Goransson at the helm, Cameron Appleton called tactics, and Harry Melges, Federico Michetti, Oliver Tizzard, Ian Baker, Marco Carpinello, Christian Kamp and Alex Sinclair were crew members.

DYNAMIQ SYNERGY driven by Monaco's Valentin Zavadnikov with Michele Ivaldi as tactician finished second overall. Japan's Yukihiro Ishida aboard SIKON with tactician Manu Weiller came third.

The final heat, Race 9 put added pressure on Goransson to do well, as he had successfully defended his position at the top of the standings for three days straight.

Appleton took big risks on the last run to the finish, splitting off from the fleet trying to keep INGA in the lead. A third place finish was good enough to keep the crown.

The Melges 40 Grand Prix moves on to Italy, specifically to the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo on July 5-8.