Trofeo Accademia Navale
May 10, 2015
After a slow start on the first day, six races were completed in the final two days to make for another great event on the third act of the J/24 National Circuit: the 32nd Trofeo Accademia Navale & City of Livorno (Italy). Posting their fourth consecutive win in the TAN event was Ignazio Bonanno’s LA SUPERBA team. “It was a TAN characterized by little wind and not many participants, but the presence of Team ROTOMAN provided us a strong test and good practice before the J/24 National Championship to be held in late May in Cala Galera,” commented helmsman Bonnano. “Since the first race, it was a battle between JAMAICA, ROTOMAN and ourselves on LA SUPERBA. It has been very technical and tactical races and we are, of course, very pleased to have won this year’s Naval Academy Trophy.” The silver went to the German team on ROTOMAN from Blankeneser Segel-Club in Hamburg. Sailing aboard was President of the German J/24 Class German Jan-Marc Ulrich and skipper Tobias Feuerherdt with crew Lukas Feuerherdt, Tobias Peters and Wolfgang Panuschka. Taking third in the regatta, coincidentally, was the President of the Italian J/24 Class, Peter Diamanti, sailing JAMAICA with crew of Gianluca Caridi, the bowman Fabrizio Ginesi and Sig. Paul and Joseph Garofalo. One step off the podium was BLUE FLAMES, sailed by the local Livorno team of Fabio Delicate at the helm, tactician Marco Vincenti, Giuseppe Incatasciato tailer, the pitman Francesco Maglioccola and the bowman Roberto Comfortable Ballant. Following them in fifth overall was TALLY HO owned by Roberta Banfo and skippered by Luca Macchiarini with crew Antonio Criscuolo, Carlo Caleo, Massimo Vatteroni and Vincenzo De Meo. For more Italian J/24 Class sailing information, visit http://www.j24.it/web/.