Malcesine, 28 June 2019 – Malcesine gives us another great sailing day and crowns Claudia Rossi, helm of Petite Terrible, the new J/70 European Champion. Claudia Rossi, in a third continental triumph, with a 4-6-2 series, dominated the final day of the championship, comfortably at ease in windy conditions, with the Sud-Est blowing roughly 15 knots. The title remains in the family, with his daughter who had already won titles in 2016 and 2017, taking the baton from father Alberto Rossi, winner in Vigo in 2018 with his Enfant Terrible.
The crew of Petite Terrible: Claudia Rossi, Michele Paoletti, Matteo Mason, Giulio Desiderato, Rossella Losito.
Quote by Claudia Rossi, Helm of Petite Terrible
“I am so excited and overjoyed about how the regattas went during this championship. We were very consistent and this paid off in the end. Today we finally demonstrated how to navigate with the heart without making too many calculations and for this I want to thank all of my crew because we gave our best and kept on believing until the end. We got our victory and I could not wish for anything more!”
In the Corinthian division the Spanish crew of Abril Verde with skipper Luis Perez Canal finished first, followed by the Maltese crew of Calypso and the Swedish crew of Hilda. Closing out the top five are Douglas Struth and the Brits of DSP and the Italian crew of White Hawk, with Gianfranco Noè at the helm.
The crew of Abril Verde: Luiz Perez Canal, Carlos Sanmartin, Eduardo Reguera, Juan de Cominges Carballo, Luis Darocha.
Quote from Luis Perez Canal, Skipper of Abril Verde
“Thank you to the Race Committee and to all those who made this beautiful Championship possible. Our chemistry with this race field was excellent and this allowed us to race at our maximum, and remain in the top 15 of the fleet. In the end we won the Corinthian title, a success that we pursued since day one and that fills us with joy. We can’t wait to get back here to race again.”
Top 5 J/70 Europeans 2019
1. Petite Terrible – Claudia Rossi (ITA), 44 points
2. Mission Possible – Markus Wieser (GER), 59 points
3. Jcurve – Mauro Roversi (ITA), 65 points
4. Real Club Nautico De Granada – Gustavo Martinez Doreste (ESP), 65 points
5. L’elagain – Franco Solerio (ITA), 73 points
Top 5 J/70 Europeans 2019 : Corinthian Division
1. Abril Verde – Luis Perez Canal (ESP), 78 points
2. Calypso – Sebastian Ripard (MTL), 158 points
3. Hilda – Oscar Lundquist (SWE), 175 points
4. DSP – Douglas Struth (GBR), 175 points
5. White Hawk – Gianfranco Noè (ITA), 192 points
As for the Silver fleet, Stefano Nicolussi’s Vivace is the winner of the series, followed by Carlo Tomelleri’s Enjoy 1.0 and the Spanish crew of Patakin. The winners of the Corinthian division are the Russians of CompuTel, with Andrey Samoylov at the helm.
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.