Saturday, September 10, 2016

ALCATEL J/70 Cup Series Finale Preview

Alcatel J/70 Cup in Italy (Riva del Garda, Italy)- From September 9th to 11th, one of Europe’s most highly regarded sailing clubs- Fraglia Vela Riva del Garda- will be hosting forty-five J/70s for the grande finale of their season-long ALCATEL J/70 CUP Series.  It also marks the conclusion of awards for the “Lake Garda J/70 Champion”, emblematic as the ALPEN CUP that combines the scores of the last two major J/70 events- Malcesine + Riva del Garda.

J/70 sailing Lago di Garda, Italy- Alcatel J/70 CupIn the overall ALCATEL J/70 CUP standings, fifty-six teams from across Italy and Europe have participated and the current leader is Franco Solerio’s ITA 629 team from YC San Remo with 46 pts net.  Second is the famous crew from Compagnia della vela Pesaro- Carlo Alberini’s team on CALVI NETWORK with 66 pts net.  Third is Alessandro Zampori’s team with 110 pts, fourth Filippo Pacinotti’s crew with 113 pts, and fifth Claudia Rossi’s J/70 Europeans winning crew with 113 pts (she is also the top woman J/70 skipper in Europe and will be sailing the J/70 Worlds in San Francisco, CA!).

The Corinthians Teams are being led by Alessandro Zampori’s crew with 110 pts, followed by Gianfranco Noe with 135 pts and Alesio Querin’s boat with 285 pts.  Sailing photo credits- Fabio Taccola.  For more ALCATEL J/70 Cup sailing information