Saturday, February 3, 2018

Diamanti Crowned Francesco Ciccolo Trophy Winner!

J/24s sailing off Italy (Marina di Carrara, Italy)- The 2017 Italian J/24 Championship sailing season ended in December and saw two quite familiar faces from the Italians J/24 class at the top of the standings for each category.

Winning the Francesco Ciccolo Trophy, emblematic of the best owner-helmsman (ranking based on the best four scores achieved in seven regattas all season), was once again ITA 212 JAMAICA sailed by Pietro Diamanti. Rounding out the top five in the category were ITA 489 VALHALLA HOTEL VERONA sailed by Fabio de Rossi in 2nd, ITA 427 MAGICA FATA sailed by Massimo Frigerio in 3rd, ITA 304 FIVE FOR FIGHTING skippered by Eugenia De Giacomo in 4th, and ITA 106 JOC helmed by Fabio Apollonio.

J/24 sailing off Rome, ItalyIn the “open division” for “skippers not boat owners”, the runaway winner was, as usual Ignacio Bonanno’s crew from the Italian Navy sailing LA SUPERBA. They were followed by ITA 432 KASTER in 2nd, ITA 499 KONG GRIFFIN in 3rd, ITA 501 AVOLTORE (skippered by Francesco Cruciani) in 4th, and ITA 202 TALLY I skippered by Luca Macchiarini in 5th place.

The awards ceremony will take place, as has been customary each year, during the closing ceremony of the 38th Open J/24 National Championship that is organized by the Fraglia Della Vela Riva del Garda (  That event runs from 30 May to 3 June 2018 on Lago di Garda.  For more Italian J/24 class sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.