Monday, May 16, 2016

CALVI NETWORK Wins Alcatel J/70 Cup- Act II

Alcatel J/70 Cup sailing action L’ELAGAIN Leads Championship Series
(San Remo, Italy)- Forty teams from six different nations over the weekend sailed off San Remo, Italy.  The fleet was treated to fairly strong winds from the east for all six races that were scheduled, sailed under the careful direction of the race committee chaired by Fulvio Parodi.

Carlo Alberini's Calvi Network J/70 Alcatel TeamCarlo Alberini's CALVI NETWORK with tactician Branko Brcin took the victory for Act II of the Alcatel J/70 Cup series after a thrilling tussle with the L’ELAGAIN’s skipper Franco Solerio (with tactician Daniele Cassinari). Third place went to a beautiful new entry in the ranks of the Italian class J/70- the ENFANT TERRIBLE team of Alberto Rossi with Alberto Bolzan as tactician.  Fourth, was the team on BEPPE ZAVANONE helmed by Andrea Magni with Lorenzo Bressani on tactics and in fifth place was Corinthian Spells (Zampori-Sommariva).

At this stage, the Alcatel J/70 Cup championship series have counted ten races after two events, so the teams now have two discards each.  As a result, Solerio’s L’ELAGAIN team is leading the overall standings by virtue of winning the Monaco Spring Cup a few weeks ago and placing second in the San Remo event.  Completing the series podium for the moment is Alberini’s CALVI NETWORK as runner-up and third is MAGIE- Alex Zampori’s team that is also leading the Corinthians Division overall.

J/70s sailing Alcatel J/70 Cup off San Remo, ItalyImpeccably organized both on land and at sea, the YC San Remo deserves a huge “thanks” from the competitors for a job exceedingly well-done- “bravissimo”!  It was an exciting two days of racing and the sumptuous awards ceremony with delicious food and refreshing drinks was welcomed by all.  Thanks also to the Italian J/70 class sponsors- Alcatel, Gill and Fitbit.

The next round of the Alcatel J/70 Cup will take place in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, from the 3rd to 5th of June.  The third leg of the circuit will be hosted by YC Costa Smeralda- host for the 2017 J/70 World Championship.   Lightbay J/70 Sailing team video   For more Alcatel J/70 Cup sailing information