Wednesday, November 11, 2015

J/24 Anzio-Nettuno Winter Series Update

J/24 sailing Italy winter series (Anzio-Nettuno, Italy)- DJKE, the boat sailed by the Polizia Penitenziaria team has now taken the lead over the 3rd weekend of the Anzio-Nettuno Winter series.

Despite the vagaries of the wind with its constant shifts in direction and intensity that has sorely tested the Race Committee (chaired by Mario de Grenet), the twenty-seven crews sailing the 41st Winter Championship of Anzio-Nettuno managed to complete more good racing in 8-10 kt winds.

Sailing to very consistent finishes (2-2-2) was DJKE’s skipper Fabio Delicate with crew of Marco Vincenti, Joseph Incatasciato, Roberto Comodi Ballanti, and Francesco Maglioccola.  Taking second for the weekend with a 5-4-1 was PELLA NERA from Nettuno YC skippered by Soling World Champion Farkas Litkey from Hungary for boat owner Paolo Cecamore.  Third for the weekend was JULIUS CAESAR sailed by Pietro Massimo Meriggi with a 4-10-3 record.

Italian J/24 crewThe early regatta series leader, Ignazio Bonanno with crew of Simone Scontrino, Alfredo Branciforte, Francesco Picaro, and Vincenzo Vano on their famous LA SUPERBA slipped from 1st to 7th due to a 1-1-BFD tally.

Said leading skipper Delicate, "Ours is a veteran group, together since 1994 (although Francesco and Roberto were added later), well knit both on the water and on land.  The results of this weekend are rewards for our commitment and determination to do well.  While we had not sailed for six months, we managed to get some training sessions in before this regatta.  We are participating with great enthusiasm in this winter circuit and enjoy the competition against LA SUPERBA and DJKE with Hungarian Champion sailor Farkas Litkey on board.”

The J/24 Anzio-Nettuno Winter Series of 2015-16 is well organized by the Committee of the CV Roma and Royal Rowing Club Tevere Remo. Racing continues on Sundays- 15 & 29 November, 13 December, 17 & 31 January, 14 & 28 February, and 13 March.  On each weekend, the teams sails at least two races, the third is at the discretion of the PRO.   Sailing photo credits- Giancarlo Capobianco   For more J/24 Anzio-Nettuno Winter Series sailing information