Malcesine, 25 June 2019 – Light winds inaugurate day one of the J/70 European Championships: the Race Committee, chaired by Giancarlo Crevatin, waited until late afternoon to complete two races. The stars of today’s regattas were the Italians of Jcurve and Alice, the Russians of ZID Art Sailing Team and the Spaniards of Marnatura 1, catching bullets for today.

The general ranking puts the Italians of Alice in the lead, with Salvatore Eulisse at the helm, followed by the other Italian crew of Mauro Roversi’s JCurve and Spaniard Luis Bugallo and his Marnatura 1. In the Corinthian division Mauro Brescacin and La Femme Terrible leads, followed by Gianfranco Noè’s White Hawk and Spaniard Luis Perez Canal with Abril Verde.

The Race Committee has set tomorrow’s warning signal at 8:00.

Quote from Gabriele Benussi, Tactician for Alice

“It was a positive day thanks to excellent work by the team in the days leading up to set-up and two beautiful starts that allowed us to carry out our plan. A special thanks goes to our owner, Federico Leproux, who couldn’t be with us because of personal commitments but supports us constantly.”

Quote from Francesca Russo Cirillo, Tactician of La Femme Terrible

“We are very satisfied with today’s results: we found light wind conditions favorable because of a good boat set-up and an excellent pace. Two good starts allowed us to lead from the start and close in good positions. We hope this continues and to find favorable racing conditions in the coming days.”

Top 5 J/70 Europeans 2019 after two races

1. Alice – Salvatore Eulisse (ITA), 5 points

2. Jcurve – Mauro Roversi (ITA), 7 points

3. Marnatura 1 – Luis Bugallo (SPA), 8 points

4. La Femme Terrible – Mauro Brescacin (ITA), 8 points

5. Eat, Sleep, J, Repeat – Paul Ward (GBR), 9 points

J/70 Italian Class is sponsored for the 2019 season by Henri Lloyd, Official Clothing Partner, and by Armare Ropes, Garmin, Key One, IMAC Technologies, Girmi, Serena Wines and Powerade.