Italian J/24 Fleet Spring Report
April 15, 2017
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, 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 10 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 points in 12 races. In second place was ITA 212 JAMAICA skippered by Pietro Diamanti with 21 points. Following in third place, was ENG 202 TALLY HO owned by Roberta Banfo and skippered by Luca Macchiarini with 30 points total. Fourth overall was ITA 449 RAZORBILL sailed by Giuseppe Simonelli, and fifth was ITA 173 VIOLENTE
Valmadrera-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 points in five races. Sitting in second place is ITA 469 BRUSCHETTA skippered by Sergio Agostoni just two points back. And, 5 points further in arrears in third place is Mauro del Lario Benfatto on his ITA 352 PILGRIM with 10 points. “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 information, visit https://www.j24.it/.