Sunday, May 29, 2016

Italy J/24 Nationals Preview

J/24 sailing off Italy (Marina di Carrara, Italy)- There will be over thirty crews sailing from the 25th to 29th of May in the XXXVI J/24 Nationals in Italy! Hosting the event is the Club Nautico Marina di Carrara in cooperation with the Italian J/24 Class and the Italian Sailing Federation (FIV).

Amongst the participating teams is three-time defending champion LA SUPERBA, sailed by Ignazio Bonanno and crew of Giuseppe Incatasciato, Francesco Picaro, Alfredo Branciforte and Vincenzo.  More determined than ever to win the title are the following teams JUMPIN JACK FLASH, sailed by Frederick Miccio and Alessio Cervellin; NORTH EAST CONSTRUCTION skippered by Antonio Chessa; JOC helmed by Fabio Apollonio from Lake Garda; JUDITH skippered by Riccardo Oleanders; and CAPTAIN NEMO steered by Chief of the Rome J/24 Fleet- Guido Guadagni.

Two German crews will also be participating, ROTOMAN owned by the President of the German J/24 Class Jan-Marc Ulrich, and skippered by Tobias Fernherdt (third last year in the Open Division) and TINTO with Till Pomasius skippering.

Defending the honor of CN Marina di Carrara will be TALLY HO (owned and skippered by Roberta Banfo); JAMAICA (owned and skippered by the President of the Italian J/24 Class- Pietro Diamanti- fourth in the Italian Nationals last year); and the 2014 National Champion- MOLLICONA (owned by Massimiliano Biagini and skippered by James Black).

Racing starts on Thursday and finish on Sunday, a total of twelve races are scheduled, weather permitting.  For more Italy J/24 Nationals sailing information