Thirty-eight crews gathered in Punta Ala to take part in the final act of the J/70 Cup 2021 Series and compete for the title of Italian Champion in 2021. The regatta was sailed off the peninsula of Punta Ala, the first time the Italian J/70 Class has sailed in this venue. Starting off strongly with a 2-2-9-2-1, the DAS SAILING TEAM led by Alessandro Zampori and crew of Andrea Felci, Brank Brcin and Flavio Grassi led the fleet by a considerable margin. Their closing finishes of 21-8-8 nearly lost them the regatta, but their first two days tally saved them and enabled them to win with 32 points net. Claudia Rossi and her PETITE TERRIBLE-ADRIA FERRIES team of Matteo Mason, Sofia Attili, Giulio Desiderato and Michele Paoletti started off a bit slow on the first two days, posting a 10-18-2-10-3. However, they brought home a 1-9-1 tally on the final day to leap onto the podium and take the silver medal. Rounding out the top three was Federico Strocchi’s CHEYENNE with a 9-1-5-8-14-10-6-DNF for 53 net points. His team was comprised of Pietro Corbucci, Matteo Ivaldi and Stefano Ciampalini.
J/70 CUP OVERALL SERIES: The Italian J/70 Cup series determines the Italian J/70 National Champion. With 71 participants and 28 races counting toward the final totals, it was Mauro Roversi’s J-CURVE winning comfortably with 138 points net. Second was Luca Domenici’s NOTARO TEAM with 147 points net. And, due to his outstanding performance in the final regatta, Alessandro Zampori’s DAS SAILING TEAM took the bronze medal due to their 149 points net total. Winning top women skipper award was Claudia Rossi. She ended up fourth overall for the Italian J/70 National Championship. Russian sailor Denis Cherevatenko’s JOYFULL sailed the entire Italian J/70 series and finished in the fifth position. For more J/70 Cup information, visit https://www.hubsail.it/classifica/24008.