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Ferrari's Spirit of Nerina Wins Naples Edition of 2014 Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series

14 April 2014

Naples, Italy - The 2014 Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series, Event No. 1 in Naples, Italy has concluded with the completion of six races leaving Andrea Ferrari's Spirit of Nerina as champion!

A complete lack of breeze prevented the final two races in the eight part series to run, obligating PRO Costanzo Villa to declare the regatta finished.

After Saturday nights protests, some of the results changed.

However, Ferrari's Melges 32 - Spirit of Nerina remained in first overall over second place Edoardo Lupi's Torpyone, and Alessandro Rombelli's Azimut by STIG in third.

Among other winners are Valentin Zavadnikov's Synergy GT in fourth, and fleet new comer Arturo di Lorenzo's Malafammena with a brilliant fifth place finish.

With Naples complete, the next act of the 2014 Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series will resume in Porto Ercole, Italy on May 16-18.

The Naples edition is organised by B.Plan Sport&Events in cooperation with Melges Europe hosted by the Comitato Grande Vela.

In addition to main sponsor Audi, the Audi Tron is supported by official sponsors Kuehne+Nagel, Torqeedo electric motors and technical partners such as the Ente Fiera di Genova, Nespresso and Olicor.

TOP FIVE RESULTS (After Six Races - FINAL)
1.) Andrea Ferrari/Roberto Spata,
Spirit of Nerina; 4-2-1-[7]-1-2 = 10
2.) Alessandro Rombelli/Freddy Loof, Azimut by STIG; 3-[12]-2-5-3-6 = 19
3.) Edoardo Lupi/Lorenzo Bressani, Torpyone; 6-3-5-1-[11]-5 = 21
4.) Valentin Zavadnikov - Leonid Lebedev/Michele Ivaldi, Synergy GT; 1-[9]-8-4-7-4 = 24
5.) Arturo di Lorenzo/Matteo Ivaldi, Malafemmena; 9-10-[11]-3-2-3 = 27
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