CALVI NETWORK Wins Alcatel J/70 Cup Act II / L’ELAGAIN Leads Championship Series
Forty teams from six different nations over the weekend sailed off San Remo, Italy. The fleet was treated to fairly strong winds from the east for all six races that were scheduled, sailed under the careful direction of the race committee chaired by Fulvio Parodi. Carlo Alberini’s CALVI NETWORK with tactician Branko Brcin took the victory for Act II of the Alcatel J/70 Cup series after a thrilling battle with the L’ELAGAIN’s skipper Franco Solerio (with tactician Daniele Cassinari). Third place went to a new entry in the ranks of the Italian J/70 Class—the ENFANT TERRIBLE team of Alberto Rossi with Alberto Bolzan as tactician. Fourth was the team on BEPPE ZAVANONE helmed by Andrea Magni with Lorenzo Bressani on tactics, and in fifth place was Corinthian Spells (Zampori-Sommariva). At this stage, the Alcatel J/70 Cup championship series have counted 10 races after two events, so the teams now have two discards each. As a result, Solerio’s L’ELAGAIN team is leading the overall standings by virtue of winning the Monaco Spring Cup a few weeks ago and placing second in the San Remo event. Completing the series podium for the moment is Alberini’s CALVI NETWORK as runner-up; third is MAGIE, Alex Zampori’s team that is also leading the Corinthian Division overall. Impeccably organized both on land and at sea, the YC San Remo deserves a huge “thanks” from the competitors for a job exceedingly well done. It was an exciting two days of racing and the awards ceremony with delicious food and refreshing drinks was welcomed by all. Thanks also to the Italian J/70 class sponsors: Alcatel, Gill and Fitbit. The next round of the Alcatel J/70 Cup will take place in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, from the June 3-5. The third leg of the circuit will be hosted by YC Costa Smeralda (host for the 2017 J/70 World Championship). For more Alcatel J/70 Cup sailing information, visit http://www.j70.it/.