4th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series
3-5 March 2017: Melges 20 & J70 (Act V), M32 (Act III), Star

 

 

The final Act of the 2016/2017 Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series sees the return to the Principality of 250 international sailors on 70 boats in four one-design classes. They are here to take part in the last regatta of the winter season, a grand finale that kicked off in optimum conditions with a steady 10-knot easterly.

 

J/70: Swiss create the surprise!!

By winning the first race of the day, the Yacht Club de Monaco’s Ludovico Fassitelli (Junda-Banca del Sempione) got his regatta off to a flying start and is currently lying 4th in the provisional ranking. At ease in the conditions, his crew showed a level of consistency on a par with the best. A quality shared by the Swiss formation on Jurmo led by Stefan Seger. With a 2nd and 1st place in the bag, the Swiss currently top the leader board followed by their compatriots on Agera3 helmed by Fredrik Hedlund then the English on Brutus.

 

 

Melges 20: a tight threesome

Peu de place au doute dans cette série qui compte 15 participants. A l’image du précédent acte, les Russes s’emparent des trois premières places du podium provisoire. Alexandr Ezhkov (Pirogovo Sailing) est actuellement en tête du classement avec deux points d’avance sur Dmitry Samokhin (Rocknrolla) et Marina Kaverzina (Marussia), tous deux à égalité au terme des trois manches courues. Un classement très serré qui laisse ouvert le champ des possibles pour le reste de la compétition.

 

 

M32s on the plane

Italian Riccardo Simoneschi (Italia Sailing Team) put in an almost faultless performance on this first day, taking full advantage of the conditions to establish his lead. With four wins out of seven races, the stakes are high. Hard on the heels of the Italians come the Swiss on Section 16 and Swedes of Flux Team. A steady 10-knots was enough for the all-carbon M32 catamarans to slip across the water, revelling in tightly-fought tactical duels in the bay of Monaco. Set off Cap Martin, the course is very open allowing the six contestants to reshuffle the order on the upwind legs.

 

 

Stars on the Monaco race area

Having competed in the 33rd Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse, the Stars are back in the Principality for the third stage of their European winter circuit. Today, the German Reinhard Schmidt leads the pack, ahead of Dutchman Thomas Allart and Swede Tom Lofstedt.

Racing starts again Saturday 4th March from 11.00am.

 

 

Programme

11.00am: First warning signal for Melges 20, J/70 and Star
12 noon: First warning signal for M32

Sunday 5th March:
11.00am: First warning signal for Melges 20, J/70 and Star
12 noon: First warning signal for M32
After racing: Prize-giving

 

Provisional overall ranking:

J/70 (after 2 races)
1st: Stefan Seger (Jurmo), SUI, 3 points
2nd: Fredrik Hedlund (Agera3), SUI, 7 points
3rd: Charles Thompson (Brutus), GBR, 8 points

Melges 20 (after 3 races)
1st: Alexandr Ezhkov (Pirogovo Sailing), RUS, 9 points
2nd: Dmitry Samokhin (Rocknrolla), RUS, 11 points
3rd: Marina Kaverzina (Marussia), RUS, 11 points

M32 (after 7 races)
1st: Riccardo Simoneschi (Italia Sailing Team), ITA, 15 points
2nd: Richard Davies (Section 16), SUI, 16 points
3rd: Johnie Berntsson (FLUX Team), SWE, 19 points

Star (after 2 races)
1st: Reinhard Schmidt, GER
2nd: Thomas Allart, NED
3rd: Tom Lofstedt, SWE

4th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series
3-5 March 2017: Melges 20 & J70 (Act V), M32 (Act III), Star

 

 

The final Act of the 2016/2017 Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series sees the return to the Principality of 250 international sailors on 70 boats in four one-design classes. They are here to take part in the last regatta of the winter season, a grand finale that kicked off in optimum conditions with a steady 10-knot easterly.

 

J/70: Swiss create the surprise!!

By winning the first race of the day, the Yacht Club de Monaco’s Ludovico Fassitelli (Junda-Banca del Sempione) got his regatta off to a flying start and is currently lying 4th in the provisional ranking. At ease in the conditions, his crew showed a level of consistency on a par with the best. A quality shared by the Swiss formation on Jurmo led by Stefan Seger. With a 2nd and 1st place in the bag, the Swiss currently top the leader board followed by their compatriots on Agera3 helmed by Fredrik Hedlund then the English on Brutus.

 

 

Melges 20: a tight threesome

Peu de place au doute dans cette série qui compte 15 participants. A l’image du précédent acte, les Russes s’emparent des trois premières places du podium provisoire. Alexandr Ezhkov (Pirogovo Sailing) est actuellement en tête du classement avec deux points d’avance sur Dmitry Samokhin (Rocknrolla) et Marina Kaverzina (Marussia), tous deux à égalité au terme des trois manches courues. Un classement très serré qui laisse ouvert le champ des possibles pour le reste de la compétition.

 

 

M32s on the plane

Italian Riccardo Simoneschi (Italia Sailing Team) put in an almost faultless performance on this first day, taking full advantage of the conditions to establish his lead. With four wins out of seven races, the stakes are high. Hard on the heels of the Italians come the Swiss on Section 16 and Swedes of Flux Team. A steady 10-knots was enough for the all-carbon M32 catamarans to slip across the water, revelling in tightly-fought tactical duels in the bay of Monaco. Set off Cap Martin, the course is very open allowing the six contestants to reshuffle the order on the upwind legs.

 

 

Stars on the Monaco race area

Having competed in the 33rd Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse, the Stars are back in the Principality for the third stage of their European winter circuit. Today, the German Reinhard Schmidt leads the pack, ahead of Dutchman Thomas Allart and Swede Tom Lofstedt.

Racing starts again Saturday 4th March from 11.00am.

 

 

Programme

11.00am: First warning signal for Melges 20, J/70 and Star
12 noon: First warning signal for M32

Sunday 5th March:
11.00am: First warning signal for Melges 20, J/70 and Star
12 noon: First warning signal for M32
After racing: Prize-giving

 

Provisional overall ranking:

J/70 (after 2 races)
1st: Stefan Seger (Jurmo), SUI, 3 points
2nd: Fredrik Hedlund (Agera3), SUI, 7 points
3rd: Charles Thompson (Brutus), GBR, 8 points

Melges 20 (after 3 races)
1st: Alexandr Ezhkov (Pirogovo Sailing), RUS, 9 points
2nd: Dmitry Samokhin (Rocknrolla), RUS, 11 points
3rd: Marina Kaverzina (Marussia), RUS, 11 points

M32 (after 7 races)
1st: Riccardo Simoneschi (Italia Sailing Team), ITA, 15 points
2nd: Richard Davies (Section 16), SUI, 16 points
3rd: Johnie Berntsson (FLUX Team), SWE, 19 points

Star (after 2 races)
1st: Reinhard Schmidt, GER
2nd: Thomas Allart, NED
3rd: Tom Lofstedt, SWE