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Guido Miani's 'Out Of Reach' Stands As Winner Of 2013 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series In Gaeta

22 April 2013

Gaeta, Italy - The second day of racing at the 2013 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series in Gaeta was nothing short of spectacular. Thanks to 13-15 knots of breeze, two more races were completed on Sunday with the Audi Melges 20 serving as a beautiful centerpiece in the city of Gaeta.

With a first and a fifth for Alessio Marinelli at the helm of Guido Miani's Out of Reach, he triumphed over second place finisher Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino, Jr. Francesco Farneti's ITA-157 rounded out the top three.

It was a challenging yet semi-successful event for fourth overall Federico Albano aboard 3Menda. Giancarlo Capolino on Legionario finished fifth. Marco Francini aboard Mezza Luna won out over Mirko de Falco on Pecceré finishing respectively sixth and seventh.

With Gaeta now complete, the Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series will concentrate on Porto Ercole, taking place on 18-19 May.

The 2013 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series is organized by B-Plan Sport&Events in full collaboration with the International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,Melges Europe and Yacht Club Gaeta EVS. The remaining Series events are Portoferraio (8-9 July), Torbole (6-7 July) and Porto Rotondo (29 August - 1 September) where the very first Audi Melges 20 European Championship will take place.

THE AUDI QUATTRO EXPERIENCE TEST DRIVES ARE BACK
The Sailing Series continues its test drive tradition in 2013. At every event, the Audi Quattro Instructors will be available to guide all those interested in experiencing some of the most recent Audi models. The Audi A3 SB, RS5, SQ5 and S6 Avant will be available in Gaeta. For more information and test drive bookings, please call 345.3472530 or send an email to the Audi Quattro Experience

AUDI MELGES 20 SAILING SERIES PARTNERS
In addition to title sponsor Audi, the 2013 Sailing Series is supported by official sponsor AstiHour, a very refreshing fruit cocktail that will be served during happy hours at the Audi Hospitality Village. Other sponsors include Kuehne+Nagel, Yeykey, Helly Hansen, and SimBroker e Nacora.

FOLLOW THE AUDI SAILING SERIES
B-Plan Sport&Events is committed to greater visibility and appeal of the 2013 Audi Sailing Series. The event has 3 newly renovated websites: www.audisailingseries.com, www.audisailingteam.it, www.bpse.it - and a new Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/AudiSailingSeries. Updates are also being posted as the racing happens at the Official Facebook Page of the International Audi Melges 20 Class Association too!

Press releases are distributed in three languages - Italian, English and German - written and released at the end of each day. All photos will be posted online at melges20.com thanks to a renewed collaboration with Studio Borlenghi. Zerogradinord will produce interviews and video highlights available on the Official Audi Sailing Series YouTube Circuit Channel.

TOP TEN RESULTS (After Six Races, One Discard)
1.) Guido Miani/Gabriele Benussi, Out of Reach; 3-4-[8]-1-1-5 = 14
2.) Achille Onorato/Lorenzo Bressani, Mascalzone Latino, Jr.; 4-[14]-4-3-2-4 = 17
3.) Francesco Farneti/Alberto Bolzan, ITA-157; 2-1-5-[22/DNF]-6-10 = 24
4.) Federico Albano/Guilio Desiderato, 3Menda; 1-9-6-[14]-8-3 = 27
5.) Giancarlo Capolino/Francesco Ivaldi, Legionario; 7-11-2-4-[15]-7 = 31
6.) Marco Francini/Sandro Montefusco, Mezza Luna; [14]-8-3-6-3-12 = 32
7.) Mirko de Falco/Gugleilmo Giordano, Pecceré; 5-3-11-5-[17]-9 = 33
8.) Alessandro Rombelli/Paul Goodison, STIG; [11]-5-10-10-11-1 = 37
9.) Dario Levi/Andrea Casale, Fremito d'Arja; 10-6-[17]-15-4-2 = 37
10.) Lauro Bonora/Carlo Fracassoli, Camay; [12]-10-9-2-10-11 = 42
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