JEBEDEE Leads Italian J/24 Winter Series, Wins Act IV
January 30, 2016
After the fourth event in the Italian J/24 Winter Series, in which two more demanding races were sailed in very cold northerly winds up to 22 knots, we find the team of JEBEDEE leading the series with a 3-1-1-1-2-2-1 record for just 10 points. The team of owner Nino Soriano from CN Maestrale and skipper Luca Gaglione are proving to be a very tough combination to beat. Following JEBEDEE in the standings is FIVE FOR FIGHTING J owned by Tommaso De Bellis and skippered by Tarantino Andrea Airò with just 12 points total. Then, lying in third place overall is DOCTOR J that is owned by Sandro Negro and helmed by Marco Raeli with 21 points. Rounding out the top five are Massimo Ruggiero’s CANARINO FEROCE in fourth and Marcello Bellacicca’s MARBEA in fifth place. According to Nino Soriano, “After the Christmas break, the Winter Championship City of Taranto resumed with a beautiful day full of cold and wind. Not much wind for the truth. The crews, in fact, were divided on using the jib or the genoa as headsail. On the other hand, we know that in Taranto, when the wind is northerly, it creates major headaches for race officials who must place the race course; the oscillations are continuous, both in intensity and direction. We managed to stay out of trouble, stay in phase for most of the legs and were lucky to post a 2-1 for the day and stay in the lead for the series. A big thank you to the organization by Ondabuena and SVMM and throughout the race committee with John Rochira to direct operations!” The Winter Championship will continue on Sundays during the 7th/21st of February and 6th/20th of March. For more Italian J/24 Winter Championship sailing information, visit http://www.j24.it/web/.