Presenting teams: Pinta

Pinta is a famous, awarded and experienced team, their achievements include such trophies like the winning of Volvo Ocean Race, Admiral's Cup, One Ton Cup etc.

This season, the team which consists out of Michael Illbruck, John Kostecki and Federico Michetti, decided to focus on the Melges 20 class. Their racing program is aimed for rising to the highest positions in 2017. However, already in 2016 their results are astonishing.


They were extremely successful in the Summer Sailing Series. On all four regattas, Pinta was among the leaders of the races, and in two of those, in Porto Venere and Porto Ercole, climbed up to the podium. In the final ranking of the Series it achieved a 2nd place and in World ranking it has rank 7th.

Though, no matter what position in the rankings they have, we all know if John Kostecki is onboard the competition is going to be serious!

Sailing Series Melges 20.
Act 1 – 3 (40)
Act 2 – 2 (33)
Act 3 – 5 (35)
Act 4 – 4 (50)
Overall ranking: 2 (63)