Italian J/24 Winter Sailing Series Report

The final event in 2017 for the Italian J/24 Winter Series took place off Cagliari; one that not only had a new winner for the regatta, but also confirmed the series leader of the regional series (a six-event program that takes place during the fall 2017 and winter 2018). The weather conditions were not favorable for the two-day event in Cagliari. There was little wind on Saturday and way too much wind on Sunday. So, the RC Chairman of Société Canottieri Ichnusa, Tanni Spanedda, wisely called off racing on Sunday. Winning the regatta was ITA 460 BOTTA DRITTA sailed by Mariolino Di Fraia, with his crew of Luca Montella, Ezio Diana, Andrea Tirotto and Gianluca Cataldi. They sailed fast in all six short-course races on Saturday. As a result of the weekend series, ITA 405 VIGNE SURRAU from Club Nautico Arzachena, skippered by Aurelio Bini, leads after 27 races sailed in three events. Then, sitting in second place is Davide Gorgerino’s ITA 431 LNI CARLOFORTE-PUNTO A, and then in third place is ITA 396 MOLARA sailed by Federico Manconi. The next regatta on the circuit does not take place until January 21. For more Italian J/24 Fleet information, visit

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