9-11 February 2018 : Star, Smeralda 888, Melges 20, J70 et Longtze Premier

 
As the Yacht Club de Monaco continues to ramp-up its sailing policy, bringing life to the Principality’s harbour, the Club is set to host an armada of one-design elites for the 34th Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse, 9-11 February. With 400+ sailors from 12 countries awaited, the event brings together top European teams and enthusiastic amateurs. A spectacle on the water and après-racing ambiance ashore are guaranteed.

Without a doubt, the Monaco Club has established its positioning as a winter base for one-designs, particularly for the Melges 20 and J/70 classes which have been competing in the monthly Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series of regattas since October.

With 40+ teams, the J/70 is the biggest fleet with some highly experienced teams competing, like the Italian Vincenzo Onorato (Mascalzone Latino). In the Stars, a former Olympic class, the Primo Cup is the second stage of their European winter circuit. Former World Champion, Italian Robert Benamati is a serious contender for the podium.

 

 

Meeting the professionals

 

The Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse kick-starts the racing season and is also a platform for meeting people and exchanging ideas. In this spirit, on Thursday at 5.30pm celebrated Nice sailor Jean-Pierre Dick will be presenting his new project, Easy to fly, a one-design foiling catamaran.

 

 

Whole team recognised at prize-giving

 

Another special feature of the Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse is that it rewards team-work. All crew members in the first three boats in each class receive clothing from SLAM’s Advanced Technology Sportswear.

It all starts Thursday with a warm-up race at 2.30pm. The first official races kick-off Friday at 11.00am.

 

9-11 February 2018 : Star, Smeralda 888, Melges 20, J70 et Longtze Premier

 
As the Yacht Club de Monaco continues to ramp-up its sailing policy, bringing life to the Principality’s harbour, the Club is set to host an armada of one-design elites for the 34th Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse, 9-11 February. With 400+ sailors from 12 countries awaited, the event brings together top European teams and enthusiastic amateurs. A spectacle on the water and après-racing ambiance ashore are guaranteed.

Without a doubt, the Monaco Club has established its positioning as a winter base for one-designs, particularly for the Melges 20 and J/70 classes which have been competing in the monthly Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series of regattas since October.

With 40+ teams, the J/70 is the biggest fleet with some highly experienced teams competing, like the Italian Vincenzo Onorato (Mascalzone Latino). In the Stars, a former Olympic class, the Primo Cup is the second stage of their European winter circuit. Former World Champion, Italian Robert Benamati is a serious contender for the podium.

 

 

Meeting the professionals

 

The Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse kick-starts the racing season and is also a platform for meeting people and exchanging ideas. In this spirit, on Thursday at 5.30pm celebrated Nice sailor Jean-Pierre Dick will be presenting his new project, Easy to fly, a one-design foiling catamaran.

 

 

Whole team recognised at prize-giving

 

Another special feature of the Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse is that it rewards team-work. All crew members in the first three boats in each class receive clothing from SLAM’s Advanced Technology Sportswear.

It all starts Thursday with a warm-up race at 2.30pm. The first official races kick-off Friday at 11.00am.