Friday, October 23, 2015

JAMAICA Victorious in Trofeo Nino Menchelli

J/24s sailing off Italy (Marina di Carrara, Italy)- Despite the adverse weather and after having completed six races, the mighty JAMAICA team skippered by Pietro Diamanti from CNMC Club won the coveted Trofeo Nino Menchelli.  His crew consisted of Gianluca Caridi, Joseph Garofalo, Paul Ginesi and Fabrizio Ginesi.

Sixteen J/24 crews in the world's most popular one-design showed once again all the grit and determination that is needed to sail well in the spectacular and aggressive races that are characteristic of J/24 class racing.

J/24s sailing off Italy"This event was blessed with good fortune as the storm that has shocked the French Riviera has blown away from Marina di Carrara overnight Sunday,” said the President of the Italian J/24 Class, Pietro Diamanti.  “As a result, we were able to have six beautiful races and a good party of sailors during dinner on the terrace of the Yacht Club."

Taking second place was DIKE- BLUE FLAMES skippered by Fabio Delicate with crew of tactician Marco Vincenti, Joseph Incatasciato, the pitman Francis Maglioccola and the bowman Roberto Ballant.  While they won the last three races, it was not enough to win the regatta.  Nevertheless, from a distant mid-fleet performance in the first three races, they leapt into the silver with astonishing ease.

Sailing well and, in fact, winning the regatta after the first three races was J-OC’s skipper Fabio Apollonio from Trieste.  However, a nasty last set of three races dropped them into third for the regatta.

The rest of the top five included Luca Macchiarini’s TALLY-HO in 4th and Riccardo Marini’s SEI UNIKA in 5th place.   For more Italian J/24 sailing information