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Italian J/70 Cup Series at Marina Dorica, Ancona

by J/Boats 17 May 14:02 BST 10-12 May 2019
Italian J/70 Cup Ancona 2019 © j70.it

The second leg of the Italian J/70 Cup Series was hosted by Marina Dorica on the Adriatic Sea on Italy's eastern shore, a third down the coastline from Venice (east of Florence, NNE of Rome and west of Split, Croatia).

Forty-five boats from eleven nations (Cyprus, Finland, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland) enjoyed great sailing for the first two days of the regatta, with the last day getting blown out by 30+ knot winds. Winning his first major regatta in the Italian J/70 Class was Carlo Tomelleri's ENJOY 1.0 with crew of Alberto Taddei, Daniele De Luca and Umberto De Luca.

Saturday's most amazing comeback, with a mind-blowing 3-2-1 tally, was one of Italy's most famous sailors, Alberto Rossi's Enfant Terrible, Adria Ferries. They jumped eleven spots on the leaderboard in one day into the silver medal position!

Needless to say, Alberto could not have been more pleased after starting off so slowly on the first day with a 21-13-11. In short, his team of Alberto Bolzan, Bianca Crugnola, Branko Brcin, and Stefano Rizzi sailed better, faster, smarter every race! Not a bad recipe for success! Olympic Silver Medallist, the Slovenian Branko Brcin, was calling tactics for Alberto.

Rossi commented, "It would have been nice to be able to compete in the last two races to arrive at a complete series of eight races and compete to the end. We love to sail in strong winds like we saw today. But, the Committee's choice to cancel was the best choice. In any case, Ancona proved to be an excellent regatta field, and the organization of the event by Marina Dorica was once again excellent. As a participant, I congratulate all organizers both at sea and on land. We have dispelled the myth that in the Adriatic there are not the right conditions to race!"

Completing the podium was J-CURVE, sailed by Mauro Roversi, with Manuel Weiller on tactics, and crew of Carlo Fracassoli, Federica Salva and Manuel Modena. The balance of the top five included two more top Italian crews. Fourth was MAGIC DAS skippered by Alessandro Zampori and fifth place went to Francesco Farneti, with the Olympian from Marche Filippo Maria Baldassari on board.

In the Corinthian rankings, it was Gianfranco Noè's WHITEHAWK team (Emanuele Noe, Giuliano Chiandussi, Irene Giorgini, and Maurizio Planine) that took the crown. They were followed by WHY NOT #SLAM sailed by Alessio Zucchi and the Russian team on M-SAILING, Andrey Malygin.

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