Wednesday, May 21, 2014

JAMAICA Crowned Italian J/24 Spring Champions

J/24 Italy Spring Champions (Marina di Carrara, Italy)- Thanks to a “winning poker hand” (e.g. good luck on the tactics), JAMAICA and her skipper  Peter Diamond crushed the fleet with a 1-1-2-1-2-4-4-1 scoreline for just 12 pts to easily take the final victory in the Italian J/24 Spring Championship.  The event was organized and perfectly hosted by the Club Nautico Marina di Carrara under the auspices of the Italian Sailing Federation and marks the first stage in the Italian National J/24 series.

If JAMAICA was dominant, there was an excellent “comeback story” for the team from Trieste, JOC’s skipper Fabio Apollonio, overcome a 5th place in the first race, won the second place, and finished with a 5-2-4-2-1-3-2-3 record for 17 pts to snag second overall for the regatta. Taking third for the regatta was “Giuseppe Verdi Antonio Valenti” owned and skippered by the young James Del Nero, amassing a very consistent 2-5-1-4-3-5-3-2 record.  Taking fourth was TALLY HO sailed by Luca Macchiarini and in fifth was COCCE sailed by Riccardo Pacini.

J/24 one-design sailboats- sailing off Italy"After the previous weekend in which the weather conditions only permitted two races, the Race Committee headed by Admiral D'Amico, were able to recover by letting us carry out six races in two days this weekend. Eight race in four days is a good result for everyone,” said Peter Diamond.  “The formula of the two weekend shows once again that it works well for crew’s participation in the Championship and that it helps to limit the number of Sundays away at sea from their families. We spent two wonderful weekend of sailing, thanks to the participation of our friends from Trieste, Parma and La Spezia."  For more Italian J/24 Spring Championship sailing information