Saturday, May 20, 2017

Italian J/24 Report- Week 18

J/24 sailing off Italy (Rome, Italy)- This past weekend marked the second stage of the Sardinia J/24 fleet spring series, completing their spring series.  The fleet is now focused on the Open J/24 National Championship that will be sailed in La Maddalena.

Arzachena/ Palau
The spring series in Sardinia finished with a total of nine races.  For the finale, three races were sailed on Saturday, but Sunday’s racing was canceled due to extreme winds.

As usual, Sardinia J/24 Fleet Captain, Marco Frullio, described how it all went down for the weekend. "On Saturday, there were three races with a cool fresh grecce wind. The first race was won by our team- ITA 443 ARIA.  Second was ITA 497 BOOMERANG skippered by Enrico Strazzera, and third was ITA 4121 SANTA LUCIA helmed by Lucio Balzano.

J/24s sailing off Sardinia, ItalyIn the second race of the day, ITA 405 VIGNE SURRAU from CN Arzachena took off and won easily over ITA 443 ARIA.  Third was ITA 318 NORD OESTE skippered by Salvatore Orecchioni and Tonino Chessa.

The last race saw the wind change to the expected western quadrant. The “dancer's wind” caused a shortening of the final race.  The shift rewarded the ever-attentive ITA 406 BOTTA DRITTA sailed by the proven duo of Mariolino Di Fraia/ Luca Montella.

As a result of the weekend’s racing, VIGNE SURRAU with 15 pts net, followed by SANTA LUCIA with 20 pts in second place, and BOTTA DRITTA in third place with 23 pts.

CNA President- Pietrino Demuro- awarded the crews at Hotel la Vecchia Fonte; the crews all tasting delicious local red wines and incredibly delicious spaghettata.  For more Italian J/24 fleet information Add to Flipboard Magazine.