Alberto Rossi’s Enfant Terrible Continues Winning Streak in Vigo, Spain
Sixty-nine boats met in Vigo, Spain for the 2018 J/70 European Championship. The heavy North-Westerly Atlantic winds came in full force, making for a beautiful week with exhilarating planing conditions. The title came down to the last leg of the final race. After receiving a black flag (DSQ) in race eight, Enfant Terrible was playing catch up towards the end of the regatta. Their win in the final race gave them a one point lead over second place Relative Obscurity, making Alberto Rossi and his team the new 2018 European Champions!
Rounding off the podium in first for corinthian division was Luis Arriola and his team onboard MarNatura. The local Vigo team put in a spectacular performance placing ahead of most the professional teams, showing true local spirit. What is extra special about this team is that the crew members are under 25 years of age, with 22-year old Luis on the helm proving that the J/70 is not just for professional sailors. Second place in the Corinthian division was Paolo Tomsic and team onboard La Femme Terrible, finishing in seventh place overall.
The fight at the top was not just between these three boats. A stand-out performance by Gustavo Doreste and his Spanish team onboard FERMAX who scored a hat trick mid-week, with three bullets in a row, matching the number of victories to the first and second placed boats.
North Sails has confirmed their abilities to overcome the odds and downright speed, thanks to five of the top 10 all powered by North. Congratulations to our clients on a job well done! Our clients placed 1,3,5,7, and 9 out of 69 boats.