Peter Duncan’s Relative Obscurity Takes ALCATEL J/70 CUP Event 4 / Calvi Network Wins National Circuit
The curtain falls on the 2017 edition of the ALCATEL J/70 CUP, a national circuit promoted by the J/70 Italian Class and structured with an open formula that allowed crews from all over the world to join the Italian fleet. The four events hosted in Sanremo, Malcesine, Riva del Garda and Scarlino have been widely attended, bearing 19 different flags, from the Cayman Islands to Norway, from Turkey to the United States. With two wins in the total of four events, Calvi Network with owner Carlo Alberini proved to be one of the fastest in the fleet. With crew Branko Brcin, Karlo Hmeljak and Sergio Blosi, Calvi Network won the title of the J/70 Class National Champion (which the last two years was conquered by L’Elagain by Franco Solerio, who this year closed the circuit in fourth place). The second and third places in the circuit rankings go to Petite Terrible (twice the continental champion Claudia Rossi) and European Champions 2015 led by Luca Domenici on board Notaro Team. In the Corinthian category, Gianfranco Noè’s White Hawk gained the highest place on the podium in the four circuit breaks, emerging as the undisputed leader of his grouping. The result of Noè is also enviable in the overall placement level: the Trieste owner closes the season in fifth place. Following Noè in the Corinthian rankings are Magie Das Sailing Team with Alessandro Zampori and Jaws Too with Marco Schirato. In the Scarlino event, the final stage of the national circuit, on the podium was the American team Relative Obscurity with Peter Duncan (his first participation in an ALCATEL J/70 CUP event), the aforementioned Petite Terrible and the winner of the National circuit itself, Calvi Network. In the top-three Corinthian was White Hawk with Gianfranco Noè, followed by Magie Das Sailing Team with Alessandro Zampori and Quarter2Eleven with the pair of Zuppiger/Stettler. Results for this event are available at http://myregata.it/it/2017/30/ALCATEL-J70-CUP-4th-Event-SCARLINO. The overall rankings are at http://myregata.it/it/2017/26/ALCATEL-J70-CUP-Ranking-List.