Friday, October 21, 2016

JAMAICA Leading J/24 Italian National Circuit

J/24s sailing Italian National circuit (Cervia, Italy)- This past weekend, the Circolo Nautico Brenzone ran the penultimate event for the season-long Italian J/24 National Championship series- a six event program that runs from April to November.  Winning the latest event was local hometown sailing hero, VALHALLA HOTEL VERONA skippered by Fabio De Rossi with crew of Enrico Perbellini, Massimiliano D'Elia, Marco Fiorini and Petra Kurutz.

The races in Cervia ensured fun and entertainment for everyone. Taking advantage of the conditions to take second place was MAGIC FAIRY skippered by John Brescia Bonzio and owned by Viscardo Brusori.  Third was CAPTAIN NEMO sailed by owner/skipper Guido Guadagni.

J/24s sailing off Sardinia, ItalyPending the fifth regatta, the provisional classification overall for Helmsmen-Owners (based on the scores from events in Nettuno, Livorno, Carrara and Brenzone) shows that Pietro Diamante, the Italian J/24 Class President, is leading the event by a wide margin on JAMAICA.  They are followed by CAPTAIN NEMO (Guido Guadagni) in second, VALHALLA HOTEL VERONA (Fabio De Rossi) in third, J-OC (Fabio Apollonio) in fourth and RED LEATHER (Gianni Riccobono) in fifth place.

Next weekend, in the waters off Cervia, the Circolo Nautico Amici della Vela  ( will be hosting the finale of the Italian J/24 circuit from 15th to 16th October.

After the traditional trip to Cervia for the finale, many J/24s will end their season on the beautiful, magnificent island of Sardinia where on Saturday 12 and Sunday, November 13 the “Italia Cup” will take place, organized by YC Porto Rotondo.   For more J/24 Italia Cup sailing information