2K Team Racing – Monaco
15-17 December 2017

Match races followed one after another without a break in this European 2K Team Racing final stage of seven events. Eighteen mixed teams representing nine yacht clubs made the trip to the YCM who organised it for the second year in a row, making its facilities and J/70 fleet available to competitors.

 

 

A steady 15-knot south-westerly kept up the pressure and pace with a total of 44 races completed over the weekend. With fewer than 20 minutes for each two-on-two match race, consistency was key. Every 4th place is synonymous with defeat as it’s impossible to recover in the rankings. With sailors ready to pounce it was clear this was going to be a closely fought battle.

 

 

Newcomers to the circuit, the Monegasques led by Pierrik Devic and Francois Brenac held their own, making life difficult for the top teams. Every manoeuvre was a match racing demo as competitors strived to exploit leeward positions to push opponents offside and maintain their boat’s priority position to the finish. This year’s finale went down to the wire with the English from the Royal Thames Yacht Club pipping the Nautico di Roma team to the post.

 

2K Team Racing – Monaco
15-17 December 2017

Match races followed one after another without a break in this European 2K Team Racing final stage of seven events. Eighteen mixed teams representing nine yacht clubs made the trip to the YCM who organised it for the second year in a row, making its facilities and J/70 fleet available to competitors.

 

 

A steady 15-knot south-westerly kept up the pressure and pace with a total of 44 races completed over the weekend. With fewer than 20 minutes for each two-on-two match race, consistency was key. Every 4th place is synonymous with defeat as it’s impossible to recover in the rankings. With sailors ready to pounce it was clear this was going to be a closely fought battle.

 

 

Newcomers to the circuit, the Monegasques led by Pierrik Devic and Francois Brenac held their own, making life difficult for the top teams. Every manoeuvre was a match racing demo as competitors strived to exploit leeward positions to push opponents offside and maintain their boat’s priority position to the finish. This year’s finale went down to the wire with the English from the Royal Thames Yacht Club pipping the Nautico di Roma team to the post.