News: LA SUPERBA Leads Italian J/24 Winter Series / AMERICAN PASSAGE Leading the Lozzi Trophy

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With two beautiful days of sailing with moderate breezes, the Roman J/24 fleet enjoyed great racing on the Gulf of Anzio, southwest of Rome. The fleet was sailing for the Lozzi Trophy on Saturday and the Anzio & Nettuno Winter Series on Sunday. Saturday’s sailing was marked by partly cloudy skies, plenty of sun, and very shifty offshore winds for the 10-boat fleet. Three races were completed by the end of the day. Victories went to ITA 458 ENJOY 2 sailed by Luca Silvestri, ITA 487 AMERICAN PASSAGE skippered by Paolo Rinaldi and to ITA 36 FLETCHER LYN sailed by Stefano Renoglio. As a result of Saturday’s racing, leading after six races in the overall Lozzi Trophy standings was AMERICAN PASSAGE with a 4-3-1-2-1-2 scoreline for 9 points. The balance of the top three overall included ENJOY 2 in second with scores of 3-2-2-1-2-4 for 10 points and, in third place, is FLETCHER LYNN with a tally of 2-5-3-5-5-1 for 16 points. The second day of sailing produced three more races for the 21 J/24s on the Gulf of Anzio. The day started off spectacularly, but black clouds loomed on the horizon as the fleet, again, sailed in easterly winds of 10-13 knots. Winners on Sunday were determined by who completed the podium behind the domination of ITA 416 LA SUPERBA who posted three straight bullets. Skipper Ignazio Bonanno from the Italian Navy and his crew of Vincenzo Vano, Francesco Picaro, Alfredo Branciforte and Francesco Linares lengthened their already insurmountable lead in the overall Winter Series (now counting nine bullets). In the first race behind LA SUPERBA was ITA 428 PELLE ROSSA sailed by Gianni Riccobono and ITA 447 PELLE NERA helmed by Paolo Cecamore. In the following race, it was AMERICAN PASSAGE and ENJOY 2 in second and third. After ten races in the overall Winter Series, LA SUPERBA continues to lead by a substantial margin. However, the balance of the podium is currently tied between two boats at 43 points each: ITA 385 J ARMED JUDGE (Riccardo Aleandri, Antimo Bruno, Fulvio Marchionni, Fabio Di Bartolomeo, Vito Esposito and Fabiana Onori) and Luca Silvestri’s ENJOY 2. Sunday ended with the traditional pasta and wine party on the terrace of the Circolo Della Vela. For more Italian J/24 Class information, visit https://www.j24.it/.



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