JAMAICA Victorious in Trofeo Nino Menchelli

Despite the adverse weather and after having completed six races, the JAMAICA team skippered by Pietro Diamanti from CNMC Club won the coveted Trofeo Nino Menchelli in a fleet of 16 J/24s. His crew consisted of Gianluca Caridi, Joseph Garofalo, Paul Ginesi and Fabrizio Ginesi. “This event was blessed with good fortune as the storm that has shocked the French Riviera has blown away from Marina di Carrara overnight Sunday,” said the President of the Italian J/24 Class, Pietro Diamanti. “As a result, we were able to have six beautiful races and a good party of sailors during dinner on the terrace of the Yacht Club.” Taking second place was DIKE-BLUE FLAMES skippered by Fabio Delicate with crew of tactician Marco Vincenti, Joseph Incatasciato, the pitman Francis Maglioccola and the bowman Roberto Ballant. While they won the last three races, it was not enough to win the regatta. J-OC’s skipper Fabio Apollonio from Trieste placed third. The rest of the top five included Luca Macchiarini’s TALLY-HO in fourth and Riccardo Marini’s SEI UNIKA in fifth place. For more Italian J/24 sailing information, visit http://www.j24.it/web/.

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