Friday, May 13, 2016

LA SUPERBA Superb- Italian J/24 Circuit- Livorno- Act II

J/24 La Superba- winning crew (Livorno, Italy)- Act II of the Italian J/24 National Circuit was organized as part of the City of Livorno Sailing Week, in collaboration with the Sailing Section of the Italian Naval Academy.  The regatta took place from April 22nd to 25th.

Not terribly surprising was that hometown boys from the Italian Naval Academy won- Ignazio Bonanno’s crew on LA SUPERBA (Simone Tarjeta, Picaro Francesco, Vincenzo and Francesco Linares), winning four races enroute to a dominating win over their hapless colleagues.  It sure pays to know the local waters!

Second was JAMAICA skippered by the President of the Italian J/24 Class, Pietro Diamanti sailing with crew of Giuseppe Diamanti, Fabrizio Ginesi, Giuseppe Garofalo and Paul Ruleto. Third was Team VALHALLA HOTEL VERONA skippered by Fabio De Rossi with crew of Enrico Perbellini, Carlo Tomelleri, David Davì and Ivan Venturi.

J/24s sailing off ItalyAfter the stalemate of the first day, marked by the strong weather pattern that swept across the coast (heavy rain, strong wind and wave on the beam made it impossible to leave from the Marina San Leopoldo), the next two days provided spectacular sailing for four races.

The Race Committee was chaired by Nicholas Cirella, assisted by Ettore Paris and Corrado Guelfi. The awards ceremony took place at La Rotonda Circle within the Naval Academy area.

"We are very pleased to have contributed to the realization of this classic event for the Italian J/24 class,” commented Fabrizio Monacci, President of the LNI Livorno.

During the award ceremony it was stressed with pleasure the growing interest of many young people to the timeless J/24 Class: the young Isaac Lami distributed information for their team- ITA 100 - Junior Under 30 Team from the Club Nautico Cervia (read more on Facebook).

The next stage of the Italian J/24 class will be organized by the Club Nautico Marina di Carrara from Thursday 26 to Sunday May 29 (