Over the April 25th to 27th weekend, eight races were completed in winds and waves that varied from light airs to breezy, puffy conditions— exactly the type of weather where the J/70 has demonstrated its potential and performance.
It was a tough struggle for the leading positions, with different winners in each race. There is no question the Italian J/70 sailors are learning fast, with good competition and are having fun sailing the J/70. There is a nice mixture of young and old alike on the teams along with increasing participation by women.
Carlo Alberini, skippering CALVI NETWORK, won the second stage of the Coppa Italia J/70. Following them in second was MAGIE sailed by Mr Grisoli from Soldano and in third was PENSAVO PEGGIO sailed by Mr Magni from Tortarolo.
At one point on the third day TERIBLE, sailed by the newest entry in the Italian J/70 class- Claudia Rossi from Negri, remained in the fight for the podium during the course of the entire event. However, a difficult last race cost her a chance for a top three position, having to settle for fourth overall. Rounding out the top five was SPIN ONE with skipper Mr. Saccomani from Eulisse.
After Alassio and San Remo, the Italian Cup now moves to double weekends of sailing at Scarlino Marina (10/11 May & 31 May/2 June) and finally Riva del Garda (26/27 July & September 23/27).
This last weekend will complete the Italian J/70 Circuit and will be considered the J/70 European Championship 2014, the first in the history of J/70 class. For more International J/70 class sailing information