Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Italian J/24 Fleet Spring Report

J/24 sailing on Lake Como (Rome, Italy)- The Italian J/24 fleets have been running various championship series over the past few weeks.  In Marina di Carrara, they completed their spring series and in Valmadrera, located on the southeastern “fork” of Lago di Como, one of the beautiful mountain lakes in the Italian Alps, they completed their winter series.  Here are their latest reports.

Marina di Carrara
With the last six races taking place on Saturday and Sunday, the final weekend of races for the Marina di Carrara Spring Championship saw ten teams competing for class honors on the “Gulf of Poets”.

This time, ITA 215 owned by Vincenzo Mercuri and skippered by James Del Nero won four races, that allowed them to close with event with the overall win with just 16 pts in 12 races.

In second place was ITA 212 JAMAICA skippered by Pietro Diamanti with 21 pts. Following in third place, was ENG 202 TALLY HO owned by Roberta Banfo and skippered by Luca Macchiarini with 30 pts total.  Fourth overall was ITA 449 RAZORBILL sailed by Giuseppe Simonelli and fifth was ITA 173 VIOLENTE

J/24 sailing Lake ComoValmadrera- Lago di Como
At the end of the first five races held between Saturday and Sunday, the provisional standings saw ITA 503 KONG GRIFONE, skippered by Marco Stefanoni leading the event with three bullets and just 5 pts in 5 races!  Sitting in second place is ITA 469 BRUSCHETTA skippered by Sergio Agostoni just two points back.  And, 5 pts further in arrears in third place is Mauro del Lario Benfatto on his ITA 352 PILGRIM with 10 pts.

"I want to thank the sponsor, the Circolo Vela Tivano and all owners for the two wonderful days of sailing on Lago di Como,” commented del Lario Benfatto. “We are looking forward to a great series with seven more weekends of sailing this summer!”  For more Italian J/24 Class sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.