Tuesday, June 4, 2019

LA SUPERBA Crowned Italian J/24 Champion

J/24 sailing Italian Championship
(Cervia, Italy)- The Circolo Nautico “Amici Della Vela” hosted one of the highlights of their racing season this past week. The Cervian club hosted the 2019 edition of the Italian J/24 Championship for thirty teams on the gorgeous Adriatic Sea.

After three days of racing, a familiar grinning, happy face was sitting atop the podium, that of Ignazio Bonnano and crew from the winning LA SUPERBA (fresh from winning the J/24 European Championship!). Taking the silver was Eugenia de Giacomo & Roggero di Lauria’s FIVE FOR FIGHTING, and the British team of NOTIFY ME (Mauro Benfatto & Fabio Mazzoni) took the bronze medal.
J/24s sailing Italian Championship off Cervia, Italy
This was the third time in a row that the team of LA SUPERBA (Ignazio Bonnano and crew Vincenzo Vano, Francesco Picaro, Alfredo Branciforte and Francesco Linares) was crowned Italian Champions. Notably, this makes it their sixth win in eight years!

The Regatta Committee was chaired by Stefano Boscolo Bragadin, assisted by Maurizio Martinelli, Franco Minotti, Claudio Brolli and Paolo Collina. Riccardo Savorani chaired the Protest Committee, with the collaboration of Edo Stramazzo and Bruno Cecchini.
J/24 Italian Championship leaders
"The Championship progressed very well,” commented Franco Minotti. “The very technical field and the demanding sailing conditions for the current, and the wind, contributed to making the races beautiful and engaging. It was a very impressive for the fleet of J/24s here in Cervia.”

The 39th Italian Open J/24 Championship was supported by the main sponsor Alce Nero- the brand of over a thousand organic farmers and beekeepers, committed, since the 1970s, in Italy and around the world. Other sponsors included XService, Orplast Packaging, AutoSica Citroen, and North Sails. For more Italian J/24 Championship sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.