At the end of ten hard-fought and spectacular regattas held in the Porto Ercole - Cala Galera stage, which is part of the national class circuit, the XLI J15 Italian Championship ended yesterday May 24th.
Despite the accident and the damage in the eighth race that prevented from participating in subsequent regattas, the J24 of the Offshore Sailing Center of the Navy, Ita 416 La superba, helmed by 2nd chief TM / ISMEF Ignazio Bonanno (in crew with 2nd chief sc n Alfredo Branciforte, 2nd chief frl / ISMEF Francesco Picaro, sc 1 ^ cl. sc N / ISMEF Simone Scontrino, sc 1 ^ cl. sc frl / ISMEF Vincenzo Vano), already winner in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021, won the Italian title J24 by a large margin.
In Cala Galera, in the presence of the director of Marivela, cv Giuseppe Cannatà, the crew was awarded for the victories in four races out of the ten completed, the one for the victory of the general classification but, above all, the Challenge Trophy which confirms them as the first national crew in the class of one-design boats among the most popular in the world.
Today the Italian champion crew was received by the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral Giuseppe Berutti Bergotto, who congratulated for the excellent result which represents a significant sign of the presence of the Armed Force in the national competitive context. An applause for the crew of the Offshore Sailing Center but also for all the members of the sailing sector of the Armed Force who supported the preparation of the boat and the crew to achieve this important success.
Having reached this milestone, the commitments for La superba continue with the preparation phases for the next European Championship to be held in Howth (Ireland), from 30 August to 3 September, where the boat is called to defend the continental title won in 2019 in Patras (Greece).