“On the first day, the weak wind allowed just two races. Then, on Saturday, characterized by winds up to 15 kts and big waves, we completed four races. Unfortunately, on Sunday, after one race we had to get back to shore because of the strong storm,” explained the President of the Italian Class J24 Pietro Diamanti. “In the name of all competitors, I want to thank the race committee chaired by Anna Sargenti, always friendly and a star of our class. Thanks also to Michele Micalizzi who, assisted by Francesco Facci, presided over the protest committee."
The winners of the first and last races was ITA 447 PELLE NERA sailed by Paolo Cecamore and skippered by the Soling World Champion, the Hungarian Farkas Litkey; they took second place with 17 pts. Third was Diamanti’s JAMAICA with 22 pts total. Rounding out the top five were Massimo Mariotti’s AVOLTORE (skippered by Francesco Cruciani) with 27 pts in 4th position and in 5th place was Vincenzo Mercuri’s MOLLICONA (helmed by Angelo Crepoli) with 35 pts.
With this victory, the crew of LA SUPERBA are also the first qualifier worldwide for the 2018 J/24 World Championship in Riva del Garda on Lago di Garda- that, by the way, includes as one of its sponsors the Vatican City of Rome and maybe even Vincenzo Onorato’s family business- MOBY LINES! Count your fortunate blessings, now, for such a generous group of supporters! For more Italian J/24 Class sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.