Friday, March 17, 2017

Italy J/24 Winter Series Update

J/24 sailing off Sardinia, Italy(Rome, Italy)- As they have all winter, the Italian J/24 fleet continue to enjoy fleet racing in a variety of Italy’s most famous seaports.  The most recent fleet to conclude their winter series were the Sardinians.

VIGNE SURRAU Wins Sardinia Series!
Eleven teams participated in the beautiful waters off the port of Puntaldia, in the municipality of San Teodoro for the winter series finale.  After twelve exciting races, the team on VIGNE SURRAU from Circolo Nautico Arzachena ended up winning the winter series in Sardinia.  Also on the podium in second and third, respectively, were ITA 460 BOTTA DRITTA owned & skippered by Mariolino Fraietta and ITA 431 LNI CARLOFORTE sailed by David Gorgerino.

"The wind remained fairly constant, with an intensity of 10-12 knots with a few gusts,” said Pietro Sanna. “On both days, there was a greater wind pressure on the left side of the playing field, so much so that even with windshifts going right, the left still paid off! The victory of VIGNE SURRAU was far from obvious given the competition, but they managed to prevail in the end.”  For more Italian J/24 winter series sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.