Sardinian J/24 Circuit-Stage III
October 24, 2015
After the long summer break, sailing resumed for the Sardinian J/24 fleet. After steady sailing, VIGNE SURRAU from CN Arzachena and their skipper Henry Strazzera have taken the lead in the provisional rankings by posting a 3-2 in the long races. Following them in Stage III of the Sardinian Circuit is LNI CARLISLE owned and skippered by David Gorgerino with members of the Carloforte Sailing Team on board; they’re three points back with a 4-4. Holding on to the third position with an 8-1 score is DODICIPUNTOUNO helmed by Gianluca Manca. Rounding out the top five are LIBYSSONIS with skipper Daniel Bigozzi and in fourth is DOLPHINS led by Giuseppe Taras. “After waiting for a long time for the wind, the J/24 fleet had to settle for a breeze of 5-6 knots to kick off the first race, and the rest of the day did not go beyond the 7-8 kts. If you got behind early, the possibility of recovery for those who had a bad start was very difficult. In the end, the Committee chose to give up on the third race. It was a little bit of disappointment, but it was the right choice,” said Henry Strazzera. The fleet was sailing on the sea off the beach of Poetto, near the marina called Marina Piccola. The J/24s will be back at sea for their Regional Championship on November 14-15. For more Italian J/24 class sailing information, visit http://www.j24.it/web/.