Malcesine gave another great sailing day and crowned Claudia Rossi, helm of Petite Terrible, the new J/70 European Champion. Claudia Rossi, in a third continental triumph, with a 4-6-2 series, dominated the final day of the Championship, comfortably at ease in windy conditions, with the Sud-Est blowing roughly 15 knots. The title remains in the family, with his daughter who had already won titles in 2016 and 2017, taking the baton from father Alberto Rossi, winner in Vigo in 2018 with his Enfant Terrible. The crew of Petite Terrible also included Michele Paoletti, Matteo Mason, Giulio Desiderato and Rossella Losito. Claudia Rossi, helm of Petite Terrible, said, “I am so excited and overjoyed about how the regatta went during this Championship. We were very consistent, and this paid off in the end. (Saturday), we finally demonstrated how to navigate with the heart without making too many calculations, and for this I want to thank all of my crew because we gave our best and kept on believing until the end. We got our victory, and I could not wish for anything more!” In the Corinthian division, the Spanish crew of Abril Verde with skipper Luis Perez Canal finished first, followed by the Maltese crew of Calypso and the Sweish crew of Hilda. Closing out the top five were Douglas Struth and the Brits of DSP and the Italian crew of White Hawk, with Gianfranco Noè at the helm. The crew of Abril Verde included Carlos Sanmartin, Eduardo Reguera, Juan de Cominges Carballo and Luis Darocha. Luis Perez Canal, sSkipper of Abril Verde, said, “Thank you to the Race Committee and to all those who made this beautiful Championship possible. Our chemistry with this race field was excellent, and this allowed us to race at our maximum, and remain in the top 15 of the fleet. In the end, we won the Corinthian title, a success that we pursued since day one and that fills us with joy. We can’t wait to get back here to race again.”
Top 5 J/70 Europeans 2019
- Petite Terrible – Claudia Rossi (ITA), 44 points
- Mission Possible – Markus Wieser (GER), 59 points
- Jcurve – Mauro Roversi (ITA), 65 points
- Real Club Nautico De Granada – Gustavo Martinez Doreste (ESP), 65 points
- L’elagain – Franco Solerio (ITA), 73 points
Top 5 J/70 Europeans 2019: Corinthian Division
- Abril Verde – Luis Perez Canal (ESP), 78 points
- Calypso – Sebastian Ripard (MTL), 158 points
- Hilda – Oscar Lundquist (SWE), 175 points
- DSP – Douglas Struth (GBR), 175 points
- White Hawk – Gianfranco Noè (ITA), 192 points
As for the Silver fleet, Stefano Nicolussi’s Vivace was the winner of the series, followed by Carlo Tomelleri’s Enjoy 1.0 and the Spanish crew of Patakin.
The winners of the Corinthian division were the Russians of CompuTel, with Andrey Samoylov at the helm.
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