Thursday, July 28, 2016

Club Vela Portocivitanova Wins Italian Sailing League Act II

Italian J/70 sailing league winners (Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy)- This past week, the YC Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, hosted the third leg of the AUDI Italian Sailing League.  The Italians sailing clubs all participated on YCCS’s matched fleet of one-design J/70s.

After three beautiful days of racing, the Club Vela Portocivitanova won the Audi Italian Sailing League, the second Act of the Lega Italiana Vela series in Porto Cervo.

J/70s sailing Italian League off Porto Cervo, ItalyDuring the last day of races the team of Club Vela Portocivitanova that consisted of Alessandro Battistelli, Alessio Marinelli, Gabriele Giardini and Sandro Iesari reconfirmed its high level of performance- thanks to perfect teamwork and tactics, the team closed the qualification series with seven 1sts, four 2nds, three 3rds for a 62 pt total!

Second place in the final ranking was the Marina Militare team. An excellent performance on the last day of racing (winning two of the four races sailed) saw the Yacht Club Adriaco team climb into third place, just one point back from second! A second to last place in the 24th race set back the Aeronautica Militare team, dropping them into fourth position.  Then, holding onto fifth place was Reale Yacht Club Canottieri Savoia Napoli.

Italian J/70 sailing league winners podiumThe President of the Lega Italiana Vela, Roberto Emanuele de Felice, underlines the great result achieved by the teams: “Once again we witnessed an important evolution in the Lega Vela regattas; the most coordinated, most close-knit team wins. Experience, coordination and passion are the main ingredients in order to make the difference in the Lega Italiana Vela and the “Club Vela Portocivitanova” gave a great lesson to everybody by performing at such a high level!”

The Commodore of YC Costa Smeralda, Riccardo Bonadeo declared, “During the three days of this event organized together with Lega Italiana Vela, we had very fast and highly technical races.  In particular, we are very proud of organizing sailing events that promote sailing at a club level by spreading out the culture of this sport together with its unique values: commitment, teamwork and sportsmanship. Beside the teams, I thank our sponsor AUDI- they have supported our sailing activities for years and they provided us a wonderful party!”  For more Lega Italiana Vela sailing information