The town of Malcesine on Lake Garda welcomed hundreds of J/70 sailors participating in the third act of the Italian J/70 Cup. The host club Fraglia Vela Malcesine hosted 49 teams from 16 countries from four continents including Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, Australia, USA, Portugal, Brazil, France, Ireland, Spain, Monaco, Sweden, Turkey, Belgium and Poland. For the weekend regatta, sailors enjoyed the conditions with good winds and plenty of sun. After six races, Yann Inghilesi’s CICLONE team (Francesco Marrai, Filippo Buti, Stefano Angeloni) won their first major J/70 regatta with a scoreline of 11-2-2-5-27-1 for 21 points net. Luca Domenici’s NOTARO TEAM (Diego Negri, Michele Mennuti, Lorenzo Bressani) posted scores of 7-6-11-1-1-8 for 23 points net to take the silver. Rounding out the podium was Englishman Martin Dent and his family-based JELVIS team (Jack & Henry Wetherell and his daughter Ruby) with a 2-19-1-4-15-12 tally for 34 points net. Rounding out the top five was Monaco’s Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio’s G-SPOT team (Filippo Pacinotti, Andrea Felci, Livia Tarabella, Alessandro Franci, Michele Paoletti) taking the fourth spot, while Federico Leproux’s ALICE team (Gherarducci Massimo, Nevio Sabadin, Gabriele Benussi) finished in fifth. In the Corinthian Division, winning was the British team of Jonathan Calascione on CALYPSO with his crew of Owen Bowerman, Morgan Peach and Matt Whitfield. The balance of the podium went to the Italian teams. Earning the silver medal was Tommaso de Bellis Vitti’s FIVE FOR FIGHTING 4.0 team (Andea Airo, Giovanni Micol, Raffaello Perrini). The top woman skipper also took the bronze medal—Sofia Giondi’s WANDERLUST crew of Filippo Baldassari, Luca Tubaro and Matteo Morellina. For more Italian J/70 Cup information, visit

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