Please select your home edition
Rooster 2020 - Impact BA - LEADERBOARD

Avoltore leading J/24 Winter Series in Anzio & Nettuno

by J/Boats 4 Dec 2021 22:37 PST 27-28 November 2021
Avoltore - J/24 Winter Series in Anzio & Nettuno © J/Boats

Over this past weekend, the Rome J/24 Fleet were engaged in a double appointment in the stretch of water known as the Gulf of Anzio and Nettuno (southwest of Rome along the Mediterranean Sea.

In fact, on Saturday, the traditional Lozzi J/24 Trophy kicked off, set up in memory of the owner and helmsman of the J/24 ITA 428 who died prematurely. The trophy goes to the winner of a series of five days (one Saturday a month).

"It was a very hard-fought regatta due to the very weak wind conditions," explained Gianni Riccobono. "In the end, Paolone won. We reached the last mark together, but he was on the inside, so he turned in front and deservedly finished first."

The leaderboard after the first day of the Lozzi Trophy closed with ITA 487 AMERICAN PASSAGE, skippered by the Rome J/24 Fleet Captain- Paolo Rinaldi (LNI Anzio). They were followed by ITA 428 PELLE ROSA skippered by Gianni Riccobono (CDV Roma) and by ITA 458 ENJOY 2 sailed by Luca Silvestri (LNI Anzio). The Lozzi J/24 Trophy will continue on these future Saturdays- 11 December, 15 January 2022, 12 February and 12 March.

Then, on Sunday, about twenty J/24 crews were engaged in the second day of the XLVII Winter Championship organized by Circolo della Vela di Roma, Reale Circolo Canottieri Tevere Remo, LNI of Anzio, Nettuno Yacht Club, in collaboration with the Anzio Sailing Section of the Navy, Marina di Capo d'Anzio and Marina di Nettuno.

"Two races were completed, both with challenging weather conditions. The wind was from the East (90-100 deg.) around 15 knots and a fairly choppy sea," continued Riccobono. "The J/24 of the Centro Vela Altura Napoli of the Italian Navy ITA 416 LA SUPERBA, helmed by Ignazio Bonanno, got two first places, proving yet again they are the fastest and best boat-handlers in these conditions. For the other positions the competition was very heated."

The current leaderboard after the first two stages of the Winter Series sees ITA 501 ALVOTORE (Massimo Mariotti) leading the series. Currently in second place is ITA 447 PELLE NERA (Paolo Cecamore), third is ITA 428 PELLE ROSSA (Gianni Riccobono), fourth sits ITA 216 JUMPING JACK FLASH (Federico Miccio), and rounding out the top five is ITA 358 ARPIONE (Michele Potenza).

The XLVII Winter Championship of Anzio and Nettuno will continue on November 28th, December 12th, January 16th and 30th, February 13th, 26th and 27th and March 13th. As part of this edition, the National Union of Officials- chaired by Luciano Baietti- has set up the special UNUCI Anzio-Nettuno J/24 Challenge Trophy, which will be awarded to the first J/24 classified at the Anzio / Nettuno 2021-22 Winter J/24 Championship.

More Italian J/24 Class sailing information here.

Related Articles

Tonja Sanchez-Holmes on the J/24 U.S. Nationals
David Schmidt checks in with the co-chair of the event Sail-World checked in with Tonja Sanchez-Holmes, co-chair of the 2022 J/24 U.S. National Championship and the J/24 governor's representative and class measurer, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design keelboat event. Posted on 25 May
J/24 Dartmouth May Regatta
Good to meet up with friends old and new A fleet of ten J24s met up at Premier Noss-on-the-Dart marina in glorious sunshine and a fair breeze for rigging and launching for the Class event hosted by Royal Dart YC on Friday 13th May. It was good to meet up with friends old and new. Posted on 24 May
2022 USA J/24 Nationals preview
Who are some of the top teams to be competing for honors? Hosting the event after a long hiatus is the Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club, with two dozen boats entered from across America, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Posted on 21 May
La Superba dominates J/24 Livorno Regatta
A fleet of sixteen boats as part of the International Sailing Week The LNI Livorno hosted one of the J/24 spring series in Livorno, Italy for a fleet of sixteen boats as part of the International Sailing Week of the Naval Academy- City of Livorno. Posted on 7 May
2022 Charleston Race Week overall
Charleston Race Week delivered once again Consistent breeze that ranged from light to medium to heavy? Check. Close competition and exciting racing across the broad spectrum of classes? Check. High-quality race committee work? Check. Posted on 2 May
2022 Charleston Race Week day 2
Wild, wacky, and windy day on the water Competitors at Charleston Race Week encountered winds that started fairly light in the morning then steadily built to the low teens. Posted on 1 May
International Paint Poole Regatta Day 1
The optimal balance of serious racing and laugh-filled socials The opening day of the International Paint Poole Regatta started with a hive of activity around the yacht clubs of Poole and over on the Quay where the crews of the 16 classes created a hum of excitement before lines were slipped and Poole Bay beckoned. Posted on 30 Apr
2022 Charleston Race Week day 1
Action-packed opening day Race Day 1 of Charleston Race Week got off to a rousing start with ideal conditions delivering an action-packed opening day. Southeasterly winds ranging from 6 to 11 knots enabled organizers to complete four races for all of the inshore courses. Posted on 30 Apr
Final call for Poole Regatta 2022
Entries close at midnight tonight! Guarantee your place on the start line at one of the most popular South Coast regattas by entering before midnight on Sunday 24th April at Less than two days remain to get your yacht entered to race next weekend. Posted on 24 Apr
Rock & Roll Cleveland Race Week announcement
One of the largest sailing regattas on Lake Erie Cleveland Race Week (CRW) has become one of the largest sailing regattas on Lake Erie and one of the largest in the country. Posted on 17 Apr
Upffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW FOOTERVaikobi 2021 Boots - FOOTERSea Sure 2020 - SHOCK-WBV - FOOTER