International J/24 Class Association

Italian J/24 Report Week 18

May 15, 2017

The Sardinia J/24 fleet completed their spring series in Arzachena/Palau, finishing with a total of nine races in the series. For the finale, three races were sailed on the first day, but the second day’s racing was canceled due to extreme winds. Sardinia J/24 Fleet Captain Marco Frullio described how it all went down for the weekend: On Saturday, there were three races with a cool fresh grecce wind. The first race was won by our team ITA 443 ARIA. Second was ITA 497 BOOMERANG skippered by Enrico Strazzera, and third was ITA 4121 SANTA LUCIA helmed by Lucio Balzano. In the second race of the day, ITA 405 VIGNE SURRAU from CN Arzachena took off and won easily over ITA 443 ARIA. Third was ITA 318 NORD OESTE skippered by Salvatore Orecchioni and Tonino Chessa. The last race saw the wind change to the expected western quadrant. The ‘dancer’s wind’ caused a shortening of the final race. The shift rewarded the ever-attentive ITA 406 BOTTA DRITTA sailed by the proven duo of Mariolino Di Fraia/Luca Montella. As a result of the weekend’s racing, VIGNE SURRAU won with 15 points net, followed by SANTA LUCIA with 20 points in second place, and BOTTA DRITTA in third place with 23 points. For more Italian J/24 information, visit https://www.j24.it/.

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