Whitmyer & Onorato Tied At The Top After First Day In Talamone
31 May 2014
Talamone, Italy - Three races are complete in Talamone at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 Audi-Tron Sailing Series with American Wes Whitmyer on Slingshot and Achille Onorato on Mascalzone Latino Jr. battling it out to land first and second respectively in the overall standings tied with equal points. Seated third is current Series leader Dario Levi on Fremito d’Arja, Pasquale Orofino on Raffica in fourth and Mirko de Falco’s Peccere is fifth.
With a steady breeze from the Northwest, the larger-than-life Audi Melges 20 fleet reveled in a pleasant 8-14 knots with periodic peaks over 20. Although Onorato aggressively won the first race of the day, Whitmyer came back to win Race Two. It was no surprise to see Guido Miani’s Monaco Racing Fleet/Out of Reach team powered up and in full force to take the win of Race Three.
Only six points separate the top five overall teams, so Sunday’s last three races will present the ultimate showdown. With the completion of six races, each team will be permitted one discard of their worst score.
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TOP TEN RESULTS (After Three Races)
1.) Wes Whitmyer/Max Fraser, Slingshot; 4-1-9 = 14
2.) Achille Onorato/Malcolm Page, Mascalzone Latino Jr.; 1-8-5 = 14
3.) Dario Levi/Nicolo Bianchi, Fremito D’Arja; 6-5-6 = 17
4.) Pasquale Orofino/Branko Brcin, Raffica; 9-6-3 = 18
5.) Mirko de Falco/Guglielmo Giordano, Peccere; 5-4-11 = 20
6.) Richard Davis/Charlie McKee, Section 16; 3-3-16 = 22
7.) Guido Miani/Gabriele Benussi, Monaco Racing Fleet/Out of Reach; 8-21-1 = 30
8.) Andrea Bruschi/Davide de Maio, Sailing Lab; 2-16-13 = 31
9.) Marco Franchini/Sandro Montefusco, Mezza Luna; 18-15-2 = 35
10.) Manfredi Vianini Tolomei/Lorenzo Bodini, Maolca; 7-18-10 = 35
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View The 2014 Audi-Tron Sailing Series Ranking (After Two Events)
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