33rd PRIMO CUP – Trophée Credit Suisse

2-5 February 2017 : Star, Smeralda 888, Melges 20, J70 et M32

 

Sunshine and light winds brought everyone out on the water after a slight delay this morning, the goal being to get as many races in as possible. Mission accomplished for three of the five classes in competition.

 

 

Smeralda 888 and Melges 20: battle to keep first places

It’s proving difficult to upset the order in these two classes. If the wind shifts caused problems for the less experienced, they allowed the leaders to widen the gap. In the Smeralda 888 fleet, the leading peloton surged ahead leaving little chance for the rest of the fleet to catch up. Beppe Zaoli (Smeralda 2) retains his role as leader in the top three of the provisional ranking, although Timofey Sukhotin (Beda) drops to 3rd and Frederic Bourguet Maurice (Vamos Mi Amor) goes up a notch to 2nd.

 

For the Melges 20s, the provisional podium hasn’t changed an iota at the end of the second day, with the one race being won by Achille Onorato (Mascalzone Latino). Given his extensive experience, he had no problem reading the race area to produce a win that puts him comfortably ahead of the Yacht Club de Monaco’s Matteo Marenghi Vaselli (Raya) in 2nd. Alexander Novoselov (Pirogovo Sailing) is 3rd.

 

 

M32: Italian-Swedish duel

Suspense is at its height in the M32 on the eve of the grand finale. If the first day put smiles on the faces of the Swedish Team Flux, the second smiled down on the Italian formation on Italia Sailing Team, led by Riccardo Simoneschi. Having surged up the ranking, the Italians top the leader board this evening ahead of Swedish Johnie Berntsson (Team Flux) and Patrik Sturesson (Cape Crow Vikings) in 3rd. Sunday looks set for a fierce battle between these catamarans!

 

 

Star and J/70: status quo

There were no musical chairs in the former Olympic Star class, nor in the J/70s, the largest fleet at the Primo with 50 registered, 15 of which are flying the Monegasque flag. Neither class completed a race today, consolidating Roberto Benamati’s (7488) leadership in the provisional ranking, followed by the German Reinhard Shmidt (8427) and Swedish Tom Lofstedt (8517). The Monegasque Filippo Orlando (8436) is 12th.

The same goes for the Brazilians on Mandachuva who top the J/70 leader board, with Adrien Follin (Give me Five) and Krzysztof Krempec (Ewa) in 2nd and 3rd. Ludovico Fassitelli (Junda Banca Del Sempione) from the YCM is still 5th.

 

Rendezvous tomorrow Sunday 5th February from 11.00am for the final day of the 33rd Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse.

 

33rd PRIMO CUP – Trophée Credit Suisse

2-5 February 2017 : Star, Smeralda 888, Melges 20, J70 et M32

 

Sunshine and light winds brought everyone out on the water after a slight delay this morning, the goal being to get as many races in as possible. Mission accomplished for three of the five classes in competition.

 

 

Smeralda 888 and Melges 20: battle to keep first places

It’s proving difficult to upset the order in these two classes. If the wind shifts caused problems for the less experienced, they allowed the leaders to widen the gap. In the Smeralda 888 fleet, the leading peloton surged ahead leaving little chance for the rest of the fleet to catch up. Beppe Zaoli (Smeralda 2) retains his role as leader in the top three of the provisional ranking, although Timofey Sukhotin (Beda) drops to 3rd and Frederic Bourguet Maurice (Vamos Mi Amor) goes up a notch to 2nd.

 

For the Melges 20s, the provisional podium hasn’t changed an iota at the end of the second day, with the one race being won by Achille Onorato (Mascalzone Latino). Given his extensive experience, he had no problem reading the race area to produce a win that puts him comfortably ahead of the Yacht Club de Monaco’s Matteo Marenghi Vaselli (Raya) in 2nd. Alexander Novoselov (Pirogovo Sailing) is 3rd.

 

 

M32: Italian-Swedish duel

Suspense is at its height in the M32 on the eve of the grand finale. If the first day put smiles on the faces of the Swedish Team Flux, the second smiled down on the Italian formation on Italia Sailing Team, led by Riccardo Simoneschi. Having surged up the ranking, the Italians top the leader board this evening ahead of Swedish Johnie Berntsson (Team Flux) and Patrik Sturesson (Cape Crow Vikings) in 3rd. Sunday looks set for a fierce battle between these catamarans!

 

 

Star and J/70: status quo

There were no musical chairs in the former Olympic Star class, nor in the J/70s, the largest fleet at the Primo with 50 registered, 15 of which are flying the Monegasque flag. Neither class completed a race today, consolidating Roberto Benamati’s (7488) leadership in the provisional ranking, followed by the German Reinhard Shmidt (8427) and Swedish Tom Lofstedt (8517). The Monegasque Filippo Orlando (8436) is 12th.

The same goes for the Brazilians on Mandachuva who top the J/70 leader board, with Adrien Follin (Give me Five) and Krzysztof Krempec (Ewa) in 2nd and 3rd. Ludovico Fassitelli (Junda Banca Del Sempione) from the YCM is still 5th.

 

Rendezvous tomorrow Sunday 5th February from 11.00am for the final day of the 33rd Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse.