The Italian J/70 Class enjoyed a terrific weekend of sailing off Rimini, a southwestern suburb of Rome. The Yacht Club Rimini played host to the event for 39 teams from eight countries, and their Race Committee PRO managed to knock-out eight races for the happy sailors. Italian J/70 Class President Mauro Roversi was declared winner, skippering his J/CURVE with crew of Manuel Modena, Federica Salva, Enrico Fonda and Carlo Fracassoli. The regatta kicked off with light breeze conditions on Friday and ended with a beautiful day of sailing on Sunday with a pleasant 12 knot seabreeze. The regatta quickly became a head-to-head battle between Luca Domenici’s NOTARO team and Mauro Roversi’s J/CURVE team. Bolstered by the strong tactical decisions by Enrico Fonda, the J/CURVE team edged out the NOTARO team by just two points to take the second Act of the J/70 circuit. Sailing with Domenici were his tactician Diego Negri, Giorgio Tortarolo and Michele Mennuti. Sailing one of his best Italian J/70 Circuit regattas ever was the Russian team on JOYFULL. The skipper Denis Cherevatenko sailed with crew of Aleksandr Andrianov, Aleksandr Grishunin and Danil Odintsov. Rounding out the top five were Federico Strocchi’s CHEYENNE in fourth and Gianroco Catalano’s ALICE in fifth. In the Corinthian division, victory went to Elisabetta Saccheggiani’s WHY NOT #CAIM, second was Gabrielle Romeo’s LOCURA, and third was Massimo Rama’s JENIALE EUROSYSTEM. Mauro Roversi commented, “Beautiful regatta here in Rimini, both at a sporting level with different conditions and often not easy to read, and hospitality thanks to the Yacht Club Rimini and the Marina di Rimini that made us feel at home. As a competitor, I am happy with this victory for which I want to thank all my crew, who with perseverance and determination helped me to win the gold medal. As President of Italian J/70, I am thrilled that, although the pandemic has made life complicated, our circuit has managed to attract 40 boats from eight nations. We can only hope to see these numbers increase further in the next stages.” For more Italian J/70 Class information, visit

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