In the seventh stage of the 42nd Winter Championship, the fleet was able to enjoy two good races in adverse weather and sea conditions. Leading this particular event was the J/24 Raggio Verde di Savastano. “The day started with no wind and an annoying residual air from the Southeast. The arrival at 1400 hrs of a light breeze from the west that rarely touched 7 knots, allowed the race committee (chaired by Mario de Grenet) to run two good races,” explained Federico Miccio of JUMPING JACK FLASH. The big story of the regatta was the performance by ITA 191 Raggio Verde di Savastano skippered by Carmelo Savastano with Francesco Linares on tactics. They were followed by top Hungarian crew HUN 162 JUKE BOXING skippered by Miklos Rauschenberger, and in third place by the top Italian Navy crew Ignazio Bonanno’s LA SUPERBA. The overall winter championship standings show that Bonanno’s LA SUPERBA (with crew of Simone Scontrino, Alfredo Branciforte, Francesco Picaro and Vincenzo Vano) are still leading the series with just 11 points. Sitting in second is ITA 447 PELLE NERO owned by Paul Cecamore and skippered by Hungarian Farkas Litkey with 22 points total. In third is PELLE ROSSA owned by Gianni Riccobono and skippered by Sergio Strippoli with 42 points. For more Italian J/24 Winter information, visit http://www.j24.it/web/.