J/24 DEJA VU Wins Trophy Grassi

The fourth stage of the five race Italian J/24 National Championship series took place on the eastern end of Lago di Como in northern Italy. The event was hosted by the Leggio Navale de Mandello del Lario, and it also commemorated a famous Italian Star sailor. The “breva” wind blew generously across the lake and allowed a nice long windward-leeward course to be laid out by the RC’s PRO Alberto Zerboni. After four races were completed over the weekend by the dozen J/24s, the victory for this stage went to DEJA VU sailed by the J/24 del Lario Alfio fleet captain Ruggero Spreafico. DEJA VU’s scoreline of 4-4-1-1 for 10 points was just enough to win over Marco Stefano’s GRIFFON KONG team that posted a 1-6-2-2 for 11 points to take the silver. Third place went to BRILLANTE sailed by Pierluigi Puthod, who managed to post a 5-1-5-4 for 15 points total. After four events and 16 races to count so far in the Italian J/24 National Championship series, DEJA VU is currently leading with 22 points, followed closely by SPLENDIDO with 23 points. Then, in third is GRIFFON KONG with 25 points, fourth is Sergio Agostino’s BRUSCHETTA with 61 points and fifth is Marzio Tavecchio’s ELSA BORN FREE with 63 points. The summer series will conclude with the fifth stage organized by the Domaso Rowing Club on September 19-20.

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