Act 1 – Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series

 

Monaco Sunday 11th November 2019 – The first act of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series got this season of monthly regattas off to a cracking start, with the level of participants higher than ever. Changeable weather over the three days of racing tested the wind-reading skills of even the best tacticians and muscles of all in the rougher conditions. But with a total of six races completed, the 30-plus J/70 teams from all over Europe, representing 16 nationalities, were happy.

 

 

Great Britain takes the lead

In a commanding position from day 1, Brutus skippered by Charles Thompson from Great Britain is the big winner of Act 1, thanks to a consistent performance from the team including two race wins and two 2nd places. Local sailor and YCM member Ludovico Fassitelli at the helm of Junda – Banca del Sempione, who was 6th this year in the Worlds in Torquay, England, clinched 2nd, ahead of a multiple-winner of this Winter Series, the Russian boat Art Tube led by Valeria Kovalenko.

Important also to mention Merci Coach, Mistral and Young Team Monaco, all three manned by young Monegasque teams who pulled off some good results in individual races despite the difficult weather conditions. Lastly, the all-female crew on another Monaco boat, Jehol, were admirably consistent, auguring well for the next Acts as they get into their stride.

There were plenty of newcomers for this edition, raising the bar ever higher and giving an idea of future leaders for the J/70 World Championship 2021 in Monaco.    

It was a great first act and I was delighted to see so many different nationalities here for the opener of this competition and particularly the level which gets higher every year,” said  Marco Stevenazzi, the Yacht Club de Monaco’s J/70 coach.

Act II of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series on 5-8 December looks set to be another great contest.

 

All the Results : General / Corinthian

Act 1 – Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series

 

Monaco Sunday 11th November 2019 – The first act of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series got this season of monthly regattas off to a cracking start, with the level of participants higher than ever. Changeable weather over the three days of racing tested the wind-reading skills of even the best tacticians and muscles of all in the rougher conditions. But with a total of six races completed, the 30-plus J/70 teams from all over Europe, representing 16 nationalities, were happy.

 

 

Great Britain takes the lead

In a commanding position from day 1, Brutus skippered by Charles Thompson from Great Britain is the big winner of Act 1, thanks to a consistent performance from the team including two race wins and two 2nd places. Local sailor and YCM member Ludovico Fassitelli at the helm of Junda – Banca del Sempione, who was 6th this year in the Worlds in Torquay, England, clinched 2nd, ahead of a multiple-winner of this Winter Series, the Russian boat Art Tube led by Valeria Kovalenko.

Important also to mention Merci Coach, Mistral and Young Team Monaco, all three manned by young Monegasque teams who pulled off some good results in individual races despite the difficult weather conditions. Lastly, the all-female crew on another Monaco boat, Jehol, were admirably consistent, auguring well for the next Acts as they get into their stride.

There were plenty of newcomers for this edition, raising the bar ever higher and giving an idea of future leaders for the J/70 World Championship 2021 in Monaco.    

It was a great first act and I was delighted to see so many different nationalities here for the opener of this competition and particularly the level which gets higher every year,” said  Marco Stevenazzi, the Yacht Club de Monaco’s J/70 coach.

Act II of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series on 5-8 December looks set to be another great contest.

 

All the Results : General / Corinthian