Audi Italia Sailing Team, supported by Eberhard & Co. and skippered by Riccardo Simoneschi, took part in the Melges 24 Austria Cup event with the objective of testing its potential in view of the world trial, and resulted the undisputed protagonist with 8 race wins. The race was valid for the European and Worldwide lists rankings, and was organized by the Kammersee Sailing Club on Lake Attersee.
“It’s a great result – comments Mario Peserico, General Manager of Eberhard & Co. – that reinforces our confidence in the strength of the team we support, and lets us hope for positive outcomes at the next trials.”
The talented Audi Eberhard team that participated in the Attersee event was composed by the helmsman Riccardo Simoneschi, the tactician Gabriele Benussi, the trimmer Vittorio Rosso, the pitman Federico Buscaglia and the bowman Lucia Giorgetti.
The Audi Italia Sailing Team supported by Eberhard & Co. has left no space to its opponents, closing its trial with the minimal regulation score (seven points in 8 races) and a one-minute gap. Second and third on the event’s podium the German team of Markus Wieser on AEZ BMW, direct opponent of the Audi Eberhard boat, and the Czech crew of Martin Trcka.
With the Melges 24 Austria Cup archived in its palmares, Audi Eberhard is now looking at the next events, mainly the prestigious Kieler Woche (June 16-24) and the longed-for Torbole World Championship on Garda Lake (July 30 – Aug 4), a must for all the serie’s boats.
MELGES 24 - AUDI ITALIA SAILING TEAM 2012
MIAMI MARCH 9 - 11
LERICI APRIL 26 - 28
ATTERSEE MAY 18 - 20
CATTOLICA JUNE 7 - 10
KIEL JUNE 17 - 20
RIVA DEL GARDA JULY 05 - 08
TORBOLE JULY 30 – AUGUST 4, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
MONACO OCTOBER 5 – 7
Eberhard & Co., watchmaker historically specialised in the production of chronographs, was established in 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the Swiss Jura. In 2012, Eberhard & Co. celebrates 125 years of history, confirming its natural inclination towards technical development while retaining its personality and strong spirit of independence, without foregoing the close link with its origins and tradition. Eberhard & Co produces about 15,000 a year and is present in about 25 countries, from Europe to the United States, from the Far East to the Middle East. The history of Eberhard & Co. is an ongoing sequence of unforgettable creations, from the Chrono 4 to the 8 JOURS, from the Tazio Nuvolari collection to the Extra-fort model, now produced in a special limited edition to celebrate the Company’s 125th anniversary.