LA SUPERBA Commands J/24 Winter Championship

The 40th Winter Championship of Anzio-Nettuno taking place on the waters of the Golfo de Anzio had an excellent turnout of 27 boats from around the region. After a pair of victories, it was LA SUPERBA leading with skipper Ignazio Bonanno and crew of Simone, Alfredo Branciforte, Francesco Picaro and Vincenzo Picaro. In second with two seconds was the Grupo Sportivo Penitentiary Police team skippered by Fabio Delicate with crew of Marco Vincenti, Joseph Incatasciato, Roberto Ballanti and Francesco Maglioccola. Lying in third with a 6-4 was PELE NEGRO skippered by Paul Cecamore. “The regatta opened with light winds around 5 knots. As we expected, the regatta was immediately characterized by the battle with our friends on the Penitentiary Police boat and ourselves. Thanks to a wind shift and increased pressure on the left, they rounded the first mark in first followed by us,” explained Bonanno. “About a half-leg later, however, we took the lead and won the race. Then in the second race, we were first around all the buoys and we were in command until the end.” Added tactician Marco Vincenti on the Penitentiary Police team, “Two races with two second places. That’s not bad! The races were held with a southerly that was shifty and streaky. Choppy waves and different shifts of 8-10 knots meant the crew had to work hard and make the right choices to do well. The best part of the weekend was that it did not rain and we had nice warm temperatures—almost like summer.” For more Italian J/24 Winter Series sailing information, visit

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