On a day characterized by weak and variable winds coming from the North and large residual waves from the storm of the previous day, the sailing conditions put a strain on tactics and helmsmen. The fifth round of the 43rd J/24 Winter Championship of Anzio-Nettuno took place with 22 crews of the Roman J/24 fleet. The fifth regatta was won by ITA 416 NUVOLA skippered by Ignazio Bonanno from the Italian Navy. In second place was ITA 40 ALBA CHIARA skippered by Stefano Venturi, followed in third by ITA 447 PELLE NERA owned by Paolo Cecamore and skippered by the Hungarian J/24 Champion Farkas Litkey, now at home in the waters of Anzio. As a result of the final event in 2017, PELLE NERA from Nettuno YC is leading the Winter Series with just 6 points in the provisional standings. They are followed in second by ITA 210 CESARE JULIO skippered by Pietro Massimo Meriggi sitting on 15 points total. Then, in third position with 19 points is ITA 487 AMERICAN PASSAGE sailed by Paolo Rinaldi. Rounding out the provisional top five are ITA 428 REDS (Gianni Riccobono) and ITA 358 ARPIIONE (Michele Potenza) in fourth and fifth, respectively. For more Italian J/24 Class information, visit https://www.j24.it/.