4th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series
Melges 20 (Act IV), J70 (Act III), M32 (Act II)

 

As is now the tradition at the Yacht Club de Monaco, the start of the year heralds a packed programme for this one-design winter training base which this weekend hosts 240 sailors across the generations. The youngest of them open the ball tomorrow (Thursday 12th January) with the team-match-race format, Monaco Optimist Team Race. On Friday, their elders enter the fray in the Melges 20, J/70 and M32 classes for the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series.

 

 

 

The Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series continues to attract some 50 international teams who have established their winter base in the Principality to train in the run-up to the season ahead, be it on Melges 20s, J/70s or M32s, the spectacular one-design catamaran class.

In the Melges 20s, Russian Alexandr Ezhkov (Pirogovo Sailing) tops the table. With nine wins out of 16 races in the bag, the team will be on the attack despite a comfortable 13-point lead.

 

 

In the J/70 there are 34 boats in competition. In the previous Act, Italian Luca Domenici (Notaro Team), 2015 European Champion, dominated from start to finish, with Russian Valeriya Kovalenko (ArtTube) hard on his heels followed by Charles Thompson (Brutus). The Monegasque armada numbers 15 boats all racing under the Yacht Club de Monaco’s flag.

Racing alongside are four all-carbon one-design M32 catamarans, including Guido Miani’s Neverland. Currently topping the leaderboard in the provisional overall ranking, the YCM member will be pulling out all the stops to conserve his 1st place against the Nordic Cape Crow Vikings led by Hakan Svensson.

A challenging trial is in store for those who are already gearing up for the 33rd Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse, scheduled 2nd to 5th February 2017.

 

4th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series
Melges 20 (Act IV), J70 (Act III), M32 (Act II)

 

As is now the tradition at the Yacht Club de Monaco, the start of the year heralds a packed programme for this one-design winter training base which this weekend hosts 240 sailors across the generations. The youngest of them open the ball tomorrow (Thursday 12th January) with the team-match-race format, Monaco Optimist Team Race. On Friday, their elders enter the fray in the Melges 20, J/70 and M32 classes for the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series.

 

 

 

The Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series continues to attract some 50 international teams who have established their winter base in the Principality to train in the run-up to the season ahead, be it on Melges 20s, J/70s or M32s, the spectacular one-design catamaran class.

In the Melges 20s, Russian Alexandr Ezhkov (Pirogovo Sailing) tops the table. With nine wins out of 16 races in the bag, the team will be on the attack despite a comfortable 13-point lead.

 

 

In the J/70 there are 34 boats in competition. In the previous Act, Italian Luca Domenici (Notaro Team), 2015 European Champion, dominated from start to finish, with Russian Valeriya Kovalenko (ArtTube) hard on his heels followed by Charles Thompson (Brutus). The Monegasque armada numbers 15 boats all racing under the Yacht Club de Monaco’s flag.

Racing alongside are four all-carbon one-design M32 catamarans, including Guido Miani’s Neverland. Currently topping the leaderboard in the provisional overall ranking, the YCM member will be pulling out all the stops to conserve his 1st place against the Nordic Cape Crow Vikings led by Hakan Svensson.

A challenging trial is in store for those who are already gearing up for the 33rd Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse, scheduled 2nd to 5th February 2017.