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Light Airs And A Late Finish On Day One Of Volvo Cup Two In Punta Ala
Filed under 2009 Volvo Cup – Punta Ala by Fiona
After strong winds overnight day one of the second Melges 24 Italian Volvo Cup event in Punta Ala dawned wet, miserable and windless. It wasn’t until 3pm that the race committee was able to send the 57 Melges 24s from ten nations out to the race course for two races in what proved to be extremely light and testing conditions.
The light airs made for a snakes and ladders sailing session and there are a lot of tired sailors still making their way back to the harbour as we write this report at 7pm. Although the Italian crews were expected to dominate it was actually Estonia Olympic 470 Bronze Medallist Tonu Toniste of Estonia sailing EST790 Lenny who got the better of today’s tricky conditions to win both races and take the overall lead in the competition. Behind him the fleet struggled for consistency as can be seen from the provisional individual race top five results below:-
28 April 2009
2009 SLAM U.S. Championship Series Detroit NOOD, May 29-31 Accepting Early Entries Until May 11
The Detroit NOOD Regatta will be here before you know it. Taking place on May 29-31 and hosted by the Bayview Yacht Club, the Detroit NOOD is a high point for participation in the Midwest region. Currently twelve Melges 24s are schedules to compete — expectations place 25-30 on the starting line. Don’t waste another minute, sign-up today and make this the biggest NOOD ever for the Melges 24.