Martin Reintjes’ Caipirinha is the winner of one of the hardest-fought Melges 32 World Championships. Proof of this competitiveness is the fact that the crew of Caipirinha, in their third year of racing in the Class, managed to win the world title by the consistency of placements, since they did not score any bullets in the nine races held during the event. A fact counterbalanced by the fact that the “crew dressed in yellow” never finished lower than sixth place.

Proof of this is the path of La Pericolosa, winner of the World Title in 2019. Christian Schwoerer’s outgoing champions finished just one point behind Caipirinha. A detail that must not be misleading, both because the team of which Gabriele Benussi is tactician did not run the last race, as they won with a race to spare. And because the German crew had made their debut between the marks of Villasimius, racing below its potential, effectively forcing itself to a run-up regatta.

Another story of this World Championship, organized by Melges Europe in collaboration with Marina di Villasimius and Lega Navale Villasimius, concerns the third classified: the best of the Corinthians, or non-professionals, earned the bronze medal around their necks. An important result was achieved by the guys from Homanit of the Wagner-Stein duo who, rightly, celebrated the feat properly.

The top five is completed by Giangiacomo’s G-Spot Serena di Lapigio, credited with concrete chances of victory on the eve of today’s races, and Wilma by Fritz Homann, who fueled podium dreams throughout the course of the event.

This World Championship was the first World title for keelboats awarded during 2020 marred by the COVID emergency, but that despite this saw the Melges fleets start again with their competitive activity already from the month of July.

Having said goodbye to Villasimius, the Melges 32 Class is preparing to return in September for another Melges 32 World League, a circuit won in 2019 by that Caipirinha of which we spoke at the beginning.