The battle for the podium came down to the last jibe in the J/70 Cup in Porto Ercole, the second act of the Open Italian J/70 Circuit. The event consisted of three-days of racing, where eight races have been completed in wonderful sunny conditions and with moderate breeze up to 18 knots.
Coming into the last race of the series with a gap of only 6 points, Enfant Terrible, Calvi Network and Petite Terrible battled for top spot with the potential to drastically change team placements on the final podium.
The first boat to cross the finish line was Calvi Network in 8th position, four boats ahead of Enfant Terrible, but the gap was not enough to gain the lead of the ranking, thus ensuring top spot on the podium went to the Enfant Terrible crew driven by the Ancona-based owner Alberto Rossi.
Enfant Terrible was awarded with the gold medal, Calvi Network in second position and Petite Terrible, winner of Saturday’s Garmin Cup, on the third step.
In the Corinthian division, reserved for non-professionals, the success went to Uji Uji with second place going to Noberasco DAS.
Maurizio Belloni, Vice-President of CNV Argentario, at the end of the event commented:
“We are honoured that J/70 Italian Class has chosen Porto Ercole as the location of its regatta.
We are even more satisfied with the weather conditions and the work of the Race Committee which has very well led the fleet in a complete series of eight races which allowed the teams to better express their competitive abilities, giving us beautiful sporting images. We hope to welcome the class again next year”.
Leaving Porto Ercole, part of the fleet will head to Spain, where from 12 to 16 June many crews will take part in the J/70 European Championship. Among these, Claudia Rossi on board Petite Terrible will be there to defend the title earned in the last two years, but there will be also Enfant Terrible, Enjoy 1.0, Jeniale Eurosystem and a large representation of the Corinthian fleet: Jo, Noberasco Das, Why Not, La Femme Terrible, Irruenza.
The next appointment of J/70 Italian Class is set for 11 July in Malcesine, when the first Open Italian Championship will begin with two days of measurement operations.