Forio d'Ischia, Italy (April 13, 2018) - The 2018 Melges 32 World League, European Division season is off to a little bit of a slow start in Forio d'Ischia, Italy. Unfortunately, the breeze did not show up for the first day of scheduled racing, but it looks like it's well on the way for Saturday and Sunday's rounds of competition.
Despite the lack of breeze, the parties raged on. Melges 32 teams happily attended the Mozzarella Party hosted in the Melges World League Regatta Village. Fresh mozzarella was provided by Costanzo, beer by Nastro Azzurro, wine compliments of Cenatiempo and music by DJ Simonex2.
The first warning for Saturday's racing is at 11.00.
The Melges World League is strongly supported by Helly Hansen, Toremar, North Sails, Garmin Marine and Lavazza.
The Melges World League has signed and adopted the code of ethics of the Charta Smerarlda strongly promoting the values of One Ocean Foundation.
MEDIA AND RACING COVERAGE
As with all Melges 32 events around the world, racing updates will be posted online at the Official Melges 32 Facebook Page. Tune in for the latest racing information, results, video interviews, and photos. Race reports, press releases and photos will be available online each day post-racing at melges32.com.
FULL ENTRY LIST
1. ITA 186 CAIPIRINHA (corinthian) - Martin Reintjes / Gabriele Benussi
2. POL 204 CASINO ROYAL - Waldemar Salata / Tomislav Basic
3. ITA 235 DON INO - Luigi Giannatasio / Andrea Racchelli
4. ITA 172 GIOGI - Matteo Balestrero / Branko Brcin
5. MON 181 G.SPOT - Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio / Michele Ivaldi
6. GER 215 HOMANIT (corinthian) - Kilian Holzapfel / Jolbert Van Dik
7. GER 229 LA PERICOLOSA - Christian Schwoerer / Sebastian Col
8. ITA 2121 MASCALZONE LATINO - Vincenzo Onorato / Paul Goodison
9. NOR 212 PIPPA - Lasse Petterson / Matteo Ivaldi
10. GER 225 SJAMBOK - Jens Kuehne / Bram Van Der Biest
11. SUI 202 SKADI - Associazione Gust-Par
12. ITA 194 T.ONE (corinthian) - Manfredo Toninelli / Giovanni Arrivabene
13. RUS 223 TAVATUY - Pavel Kuznetsov / Evgeny Neugodnikov
14. GER 193 WILMA - Fritz Homann / Nico Celon
2018 MELGES 32 WORLD LEAGUE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Event 1: Forio d'Ischia, 13 - 15 April
Event 2: Marina di Scarlino, 1-3 June
Event 3: Riva del Garda, 26 - 28 July
Event 4: Cagliari, 30 August - 1 September
Event 5: World Championship - Cagliari, 17 - 20 October