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Story Contributors: Giulio Desiderato
Images © Zerogradinord


Petite Terrible wins the Inaugural J/70 Italian Championship whilst Calvi Network take the Italian Cup

The third act in the J/70 Italian Cup 2018 was combined with the first ever Italian Championship in Malcesine, with seventy-four boats turning up for the event. Lake Garda’s typical conditions of light winds in the morning followed by strong thermal winds in the afternoon came through in style across the three-day event.

As the 2018 Italian Cup has gone on, the competition has been getting tighter and tighter across the fleet as boats get into the groove. In eight races there were eight different race winners, seven of them powered by full North Sails inventories. Overall, Gianfranco Noe’s Calvi Network kept their cool throughout the regatta with consistent results in the top ten places of the scoreboard securing the win in Malcesine and putting them also in the lead of the Italian Cup standings.

“I’m very happy about our performance and I can say that we were super fast on the water. The team work and the good tactics call in some difficult situation have been the key of the success.” Giulio Desiderato, Trimmer onboard Calvi Network

The results for the 2018 Italian Championship were taken from the weekend’s results and boats with entirely Italian crew were eligible. In third place overall and winner of the first ever Italian Championship was Claudia Rossi’s Petite Terrible. Claudia and her team were using a full North Sails inventory consisting of M-2 Mainsail, J-2 Jib and AP- 1 Spinnaker.

Congratulations to all North Sails clients who won races in Malcesine, for what turned out to be the tightest regatta yet. If you are interested in buying any North Sails products, or want to find out how these teams are using their North Sails to full advantage, get in touch with one of our J/70 experts today!

J/70 Italian Cup – Malcesine
1 Calvi Network / Gianfranco Noe
3 Petite Terrible / Claudia Rossi
4 Team Notaro / Luca Domenici
5 Viva / Tommaso Pavan
6 L’Elagain / Franco Solerio
7 Uji Uji / Alessio Marinelli
8 Enfant Terrible / Alberto Rossi
9 Alice / Federico Leproux
10 Joyfull / Denis Cherevatenko
* Denotes Partial North Sails Inventory


J/70 Italian Championship 2018
1 Petite Terrible / Claudia Rossi
2 Team Notaro / Luca Domenici
3 Viva / Tommaso Pavan
4 L’Elagain / Franco Solerio
5 Uji Uji / Alessio Marinelli
6 Enfant Terrible / Alberto Rossi
7 Alice / Federico Leproux
* Denotes Partial North Sails Inventory

Story Contributors

J/70 Italian Cup – Malcesine headshot
Giulio Desiderato

One Design Expert — Carasco, Italy

Giulio ha iniziato a lavorare per NS nel 2015. Laureato in Economia e Commercio Giulio ha gareggiato per diversi anni in 470 partecipando a 3 campagne Olimpiche, vincendo due volte il titolo italiano ed andando a podio altre 3 volte....