North Sails NEWS

April 18, 2019

J/70 ITALIAN CUP: A STRONG START

North Clients Sweep The Podium In Scarlino

1,2,3 powered by North Sails ©J/70 Class | Lucchi | Lucarelli

We saw a strong series kick-off at the inaugural event for the 2019 J/70 Italian Cup. Scarlino welcomed 52 competitive teams from nine different countries for a great weekend of sailing, friendship, and top-notch fun with parties that only Italians know how to throw. A huge congratulations to Carlos Alberini and team Calvi Network for winning the first event.

Here at North, we celebrated an almost-perfect scoreboard proving the high performance of the North products for the super competitive J/70 Class. Here’s the facts: A total podium sweep with all race-wins were powered by North Sails inventories. Eight out of the top ten teams used North products, placing 1,2,3,4,6,7,9, and 10th overall.

We caught up with our European J/70 expert Giulio Desiderato, who sailed on Claudia Rossi’s Petite Terrible that placed third overall. “We sailed five races in 4-7 knots. The top two teams were light, not more than 330kg, while we finished third with a team really heavy 370kg. This means that the North range of products has been successful in these light wind conditions covering a big range of crew weight”, said Giulio.

Inventories Used by The Top Teams

  • 1st Place: Calvi NetworkXCS-2 mainsail, J2-HC Jib and AP-1 AirX spinnaker
  • 2nd Place: Maria – XCS-2 mainsail, J2-HC Jib and AP-1 AirX spinnaker
  • 3rd Place: Petite Terrible – XCS-2 mainsail, J2-HC Jib and AP-1 Dynakote spinnaker

New F-1 Mainsail

With the recent addition of the new F-1 mainsail to the North inventory, we expect to see teams using it in the upcoming events of the Cup. Developed to fit the Selden mast or a Southern Spars mast with a stiff set-up, the new North Sails F-1 mainsail is a flatter design, balanced top to bottom that reacts to mast bend in all conditions. Designed to be user-friendly, the F-1 is easy to trim and tune, to produce maximum speed on the water. Read about the performance of the F-1 main at the 2019 Charleston Race Week.

The North team looks forward to seeing you in Ancona on May 10-12th.

For more information on the North J/70 products, don’t hesitate to contact our experts.

Starting line in Scarlino ©J/70 Class | Lucchi | Lucarelli
New F-1 mainsail tested and approved at Charleston Race Week.