LA SUPERBA Dominates Italian J/24 Circuit Act III

Thanks to four victories in seven races, the LA SUPERBA team from the Centro Vela Altura Napoli sailing club managed to walk away with yet another significant win in the Italian J/24 National circuit over 17 competitors in the beautiful waters off Carrara. Hosting the event was Club Nautico Marina di Carrara. LA SUPERBA’s well-known team included skipper Ignazio Bonanno and crew of Alfredo Branciforte, Francesco Picaro, Simone Scontrino and Vincenzo Vano. As a result of winning the third act, the LA SUPERBA crew is leading the nine-regatta Italian J/24 National Championship circuit. Silver went to long-time competitors on the circuit—JOANNA, sailed by Fabrizio Dallacasa, Andrea Collina, Francesco Vallicelli, Mirco Mongardi and Mauro Lugaresi. Rounding out the podium in the bronze medal position was another Italian J/24 Class veteran Pietro Diamanti with his crew of Fabrizio Ginesi, Paolo Governato, Matteo Tronfi and Antonio Lupo. “We could have done better at the start of the regatta,” commented Diamanti. “But, we are equally satisfied, it was a good outcome for us to take the bronze!” The winner of the last edition, Eugenia De Giacomo’s FIVE FOR FIGHTING, narrowly missed the podium by two points. Taking the fifth spot was BRUSCHETTA GUASTAFESTE sailed by the Ciceri sisters. After seven races held in ideal wind conditions by 17 crews from numerous fleets, the J/24 National Regatta “Nino Menchelli Trophy” was successfully concluded. Regatta Chair Carlandrea Simonelli commented, “The crews showed strong competitiveness, which also cost a general recall on the second day. The venue provided perfect conditions with strong wind and calm seas that allowed our RC/PRO team to carry out seven races.” For more Italian J/24 National Championship circuit information, visit

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