International J/24 Class Association

Italy J/24 Winter Series Championship Report

February 21, 2018

The 43rd Winter Championship of Anzio-Nettuno is off to a great start for the Roman J/24 fleet in Italy. After two full weekends of sailing, the weather has cooperated, producing eleven races for the Winter Series and seven races for the Trofeo Lozzi Memorial Trophy series.

Winter Series: In the winter series, it is Paolo Cecamore’s crew on PELLE NERA that is benefitting from having the Hungarian Farkas Litkey at the helm. The team has posted nine top three finishes, including five bullets for a total of 15 points net. Climbing the standings quickly in the series has been Ignazio Bonanno’s LA SUPERBA, now renamed NUVOLA and instead of sailing for the Italian Navy College, he is racing for the Centro Sportivo Agonistic. While having bad luck in the first three races (a DNC-20-DNC), they can now throw out two bad scores. The NUVOLA team now has eight scores in the top three, with four bullets and are sitting on 34 points net. Sitting in third for the series is Gianni Riccobono’s PELLE ROSSA from the host Nettuno YC. They, too, had a rough start in the first weekend. However, since then, they have managed to scores like a 1-2-3-3 in the last seven races to swiftly race up the standings. They now sit just two points back from NUVOLA, with just 36 points net.
Trofeo Lozzi: This event is in commemoration of a long-time J/24 aficionado in Italy, Sr Lozzi, who passed away at far too early an age. Currently, the team leading this series is also a past winning skipper: Ignazio Bonanno. He is now skippering NUVOLA and, after not sailing the first two races, they have posted five straight bullets to be winning by 1.5 points after a throw-out. Sitting in second place is Luca Silvestri’s ENJOY 2 for 24 points net; third is Marco D’Alosio’s DON J with 25 points net; fourth is Paolo Cecamore’s PELLE NERA with 33 points net; and rounding out the top five is Fabrizio Sabatini’s DAIQUIRI with 43 points net. For more Italian J/24 Class information, visit https://www.j24.it/.

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