Luca Domenici wins the second stage of the J/70 Alcatel Onetouch Italian Trophy

Twenty-five teams from three countries contested the second leg of the J/70 ALCATEL ONETOUCH Italian Trophy this past weekend, May 16-17. Classic Sanremo gentle breezes, varying in direction from 230-235 degrees and generally averaging between 7-12 knots ushered the two-day, five-race event hosted by the local Yacht Club. At halfway into the J/70 Italian National Open Championship, top honours went to Notaro Team helmed by Luca Domenici who after taking the lead on day one thanks to the positive score line of 3,2,1; stayed on the top to claim the final victory of the act. Landing second, five points back, was Alessio Marinelli’s Uji Uji, while the third place on equal points went to Calvi Network helmed by the reigning Italian and European J/70 champion Carlo Alberini. Local Franco Solerio on L’elagain, with tactician Gaetano Figlia di Granara, finished fourth at the foot of the podium followed in that order by the Swedish Ingemar Sunstedt’s Rocad Racing and the Monegasque Carpe Diem of Jacopo Carrain. Despite the second leg of the J/70 ALCATEL ONETOUCH Italian Trophy ended up in an all-Italian podium, the Swedish Rocad Racing continues to keep the chase for taking the top spots of the overall leaderboard. Finally, with two events and 15 races sailed in the circuit, the J/70 ALCATEL ONETOUCH Italian Trophy reached its halfway point, and the Italian and Swedish J/70s are now looking forward to the next appointment to be held in Cervia, Ravenna (June 12-14) before moving towards La Rochelle for the J/70 World Championship.

J/70 ALCATEL ONETOUCH ITALIAN TROPHY top five results (After 15 races and 3 discards)
1. Notaro Team, Luca Domenici (ITA), 35 points
2. L’elagain, Franco Solerio (ITA), 39 points
3. Uji Uji, Alessio Marinelli (ITA), 53 points
4. Rocad Racing, Ingemar Sunstedt (SWE), 60 points
5. Carpe Diem, Jacopo Carrain, (MON), 75 points