THE WINNERS CIRCLE
Melges 20 World League Champions:
Vladimir Prosikhin's NIKA
Melges 32 World League Champions:
Matteo Balestrero's GIOGI
Melges 20 World League – Division Champions:
Asian Division – Takahiro Kato's TRINITY
North America – Alexis Michas' MIDNIGHT SUN
European Division – Filippo Pacinotti's BRONTOLO
🥇Major congratulations to the Italian team of GIOGI, helmed by Matteo Balestrero along with tactician Branko Brcin and crew members Federico Michetti, Giulio Desiderato, Alessandro Siviero, Cristiano Giannetti, Elio Borio and Leone Taddei: The new 2018 Melges 32 World League Champions!
"In the end, we managed to win our first major trophy, a dream we have had since entering the class three years ago,” said Balestrero. “A very special thanks to the entire GIOGI team. They are all true friends, and I believe this was an essential element of our success. Today we celebrate!"
MELGES 32 WORLD LEAGUE FINAL RESULTS (Top 5)
1. Matteo Balestrero/Branko Brcin – GIOGI
2. Vincenzo Onorato/Paul Goodison – MASCALZONE LATINO
3. Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio/Michele Ivaldi – G.SPOT
4. Christian Schwoerer/Nick Asher – LA PERICOLOSA
5. Pavel Kuznetsov/Evgeny Nuegodnikov – TAVATUY
🥇 NIKA sailed an incredible series and took Melges World League by storm this year to earn the highly coveted title. Vladimir Prosikhin, along with tactician Michele Ivaldi and crew member Giorgio Tortarolo, not only won the overall title, but also won the Melges 20 Miami Winter Series title. If there is a perfect example of where consistency can pay in big dividends, Prosikhin is a shiner. The team's year-long steady but sure performance has led to the grandest success of all in one of the most competitive one-design classes in the world. Congratulations!
NIKA is surely the team to beat in the 2019 Melges 20 World League when the rankings start fresh! ✨
MELGES 20 WORLD LEAGUE FINAL RESULTS (Top 5 of 79)
1. Vladimir Prosikhin – NIKA
2. Igor Rytov – RUSSIAN BOGATYRS
3. Achille Onorato – MASCALZONE LATINO Jr.
4. Alexandr Ezhkov – PIROGOVO SAILING
5. Filippo Pacinotti – BRONTOLO
Welcome to the World League, Melges 14!
Melges 14 World League Events
NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION
— Melges 14 Midwinter Championship. Sarasota, Florida, USA. March 1-3, 2019.
— Melges 14 Spring Championship. Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. May 18-19, 2019.
— Melges 14 National Championship. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, USA. June 7-9, 2019.
— Melges 14 Southern Championship. Lake Lanier, Georgia, USA. October 2019.
— Melges 14 Liguria Regatta. Liguria, Italy. May 10-12, 2019.
— Melges 14 Garda Challenge. North Garda Lake, Italy. June 28-30, 2019.
— Melges 14 Euro Cup. Malcesine, Garda Lake, Italy. September 7-8, 2019.
For More Information
ON NEW BOATS AND CERTIFIED USED BOATS:
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