A stiff 10-and-counting knot easterly saw the 60 one-designs join the fray in the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series for the first regatta of the year, as the Melges 20s, J/70s and M32s enjoyed back-to-back races in ideal conditions.

At the same time, 64 youngsters racing in Optimists were neck and neck in Port Hercule for the third day of the Monaco Optimist Team Race, organised by the YCM with support from FxPro, Eventica, Fon and clothing supplier Slam.

 

Melges 20: lone rider Pirogovo Sailing

Youry Morozov (Pirogovo Sailing) dominated the day from start to finish with two 2nd places and a 1st.  It gives him a 5-point lead over Yacht Club de Monaco member, Vladimir Prozikhin (Nika), currently lying 2nd in the provisional overall ranking. The Russian Yuliya Kyrpa (Anna) completes the podium at this stage mid-way through the regatta.

 

 

Results Melges 20>>

 

 

 

J/70 & M32: Monegasques in the vanguard

 

Having won four of the seven races run today, stage local Guido Miani (Team Neverland) heads the provisional overall ranking in the M32 class ahead of the Italians on Italia Sailing Team led by Riccardo Simoneschi followed by the Nordic team on Cape Crown Viking.

 

In the J/70, the Monegasque fleet of 13 boats out of the 40 registered showed nerves of steel, with three YCM members laying their claim with some excellent starts and tight rounding of marks throughout the three races.

 

However, consistency paid off for experienced international teams such as the Swiss on Enjoy (Alain Stettler), the Italians on Jessie Tanta (Petr Nosov) and Germans on Sanna R. (Gerd Knospe), allowing them to squeeze in between the Monegasques Ludovico Fassitelli (Junda) at the top of the leader board and Stefano Roberti (Piccinini) in 5th.

Only six points separate this group, with everything to play for tomorrow, Sunday, the last day of the regatta with races due to start again at 10.00am for the Melges 20s and J/70s and 11.00am for the M32s.

 

Results J/70>>


 

A stiff 10-and-counting knot easterly saw the 60 one-designs join the fray in the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series for the first regatta of the year, as the Melges 20s, J/70s and M32s enjoyed back-to-back races in ideal conditions.

At the same time, 64 youngsters racing in Optimists were neck and neck in Port Hercule for the third day of the Monaco Optimist Team Race, organised by the YCM with support from FxPro, Eventica, Fon and clothing supplier Slam.

 

Melges 20: lone rider Pirogovo Sailing

Youry Morozov (Pirogovo Sailing) dominated the day from start to finish with two 2nd places and a 1st.  It gives him a 5-point lead over Yacht Club de Monaco member, Vladimir Prozikhin (Nika), currently lying 2nd in the provisional overall ranking. The Russian Yuliya Kyrpa (Anna) completes the podium at this stage mid-way through the regatta.

 

 

Results Melges 20>>

 

 

 

J/70 & M32: Monegasques in the vanguard

 

Having won four of the seven races run today, stage local Guido Miani (Team Neverland) heads the provisional overall ranking in the M32 class ahead of the Italians on Italia Sailing Team led by Riccardo Simoneschi followed by the Nordic team on Cape Crown Viking.

 

In the J/70, the Monegasque fleet of 13 boats out of the 40 registered showed nerves of steel, with three YCM members laying their claim with some excellent starts and tight rounding of marks throughout the three races.

 

However, consistency paid off for experienced international teams such as the Swiss on Enjoy (Alain Stettler), the Italians on Jessie Tanta (Petr Nosov) and Germans on Sanna R. (Gerd Knospe), allowing them to squeeze in between the Monegasques Ludovico Fassitelli (Junda) at the top of the leader board and Stefano Roberti (Piccinini) in 5th.

Only six points separate this group, with everything to play for tomorrow, Sunday, the last day of the regatta with races due to start again at 10.00am for the Melges 20s and J/70s and 11.00am for the M32s.

 

Results J/70>>