A new record
14 January 2017
Monegasques out in force
15 January 2017

Nordics take the crown

For the eighth year in a row, 64 young competitors descended on the Principality to compete in the Monaco Optimist Team Race, an original format organised by the YCM with the support of FxPro, Eventica, Fon and clothing supplier Slam.

 

 

 

The programme proved intensive over the four days with no less than 150 races held, much to the satisfaction of Alfredo Ricci, PRO, Team Race specialist “Every year the level increases. These youngsters are very competitive and enthusiastic, given that for some from the north it’s impossible to sail in winter. Bring on the next edition!”. The event is recognised by federal authorities and is now ranked Grade 3 and organised by World Sailing’s top umpires, headed by Chief Umpire, Chris Atkins.

It was a full house for the Nordics with newcomers, the Bodensee Yacht Club Ueberlingen in Germany, dethroning Swiss title holders, Société Nautique de Genève. “It’s the first time we’ve come and it has been a great regatta. It wasn’t easy every day, we had to fight hard but it was worth it,” beamed one of the German team’s members after prize-giving. The Swedes from the Royal Swedish Yacht Club, also new to the event, were hard on their heels followed by the Finnish from Helsingfors Segelklubb.

The all new Monegasque team, comprising Andrea Tortella, Logan Viciana, Luca Frederiksen and Mathieu Choquet, most of whom were making their match race debut, finished 11th, just behind three-time winners of this event, the Gstaad Yacht Club.

 

Final ranking
1st : Bodensee Yacht Club Ueberlingen, (GER)
2nd :  KSSS – Royal Swedish Yacht Club, (SWE)
3rd : Helsingfors Segelklubb HSK, (FIN)

 

Results >>

 

For the eighth year in a row, 64 young competitors descended on the Principality to compete in the Monaco Optimist Team Race, an original format organised by the YCM with the support of FxPro, Eventica, Fon and clothing supplier Slam.

 

 

 

The programme proved intensive over the four days with no less than 150 races held, much to the satisfaction of Alfredo Ricci, PRO, Team Race specialist “Every year the level increases. These youngsters are very competitive and enthusiastic, given that for some from the north it’s impossible to sail in winter. Bring on the next edition!”. The event is recognised by federal authorities and is now ranked Grade 3 and organised by World Sailing’s top umpires, headed by Chief Umpire, Chris Atkins.

It was a full house for the Nordics with newcomers, the Bodensee Yacht Club Ueberlingen in Germany, dethroning Swiss title holders, Société Nautique de Genève. “It’s the first time we’ve come and it has been a great regatta. It wasn’t easy every day, we had to fight hard but it was worth it,” beamed one of the German team’s members after prize-giving. The Swedes from the Royal Swedish Yacht Club, also new to the event, were hard on their heels followed by the Finnish from Helsingfors Segelklubb.

The all new Monegasque team, comprising Andrea Tortella, Logan Viciana, Luca Frederiksen and Mathieu Choquet, most of whom were making their match race debut, finished 11th, just behind three-time winners of this event, the Gstaad Yacht Club.

 

Final ranking
1st : Bodensee Yacht Club Ueberlingen, (GER)
2nd :  KSSS – Royal Swedish Yacht Club, (SWE)
3rd : Helsingfors Segelklubb HSK, (FIN)

 

Results >>