Monaco Optimist Academy, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th November

 

During three days, Monegasque Optimist sailors have a chance to test their talent against teams from all over Europe. The Monaco Optimist Academy is a one-of-a-kind regatta that allows coaches to follow their charges on the water and give advice, helping them to hone their skills, in race conditions.    

 

Over 150 young sailors from Bulgaria, France, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland and Ukraine have already registered to take part in fleet races in the 3rd Monaco Optimist Academy. Of those 100 are in the younger “minimes” category (born between 2006 and 2008) and at least 30 in the older “benjamins” group (born between 2009 to 2010).

 

  • Training and competition

The weekend is an opportunity for sailors to train under real race conditions and benefit from their coaches one-on-one expertise and advice “as it happens”. For the French teams, the regatta is also a qualifier for the international Monaco Optimist Team Race, now in its 11th year, which takes place 8-12 January 2020 and pits the best national Optimist team race teams against each other.

Second in the previous Monaco Optimist Academy regatta, the YCM’s Leonardo Bonelli has his sights set on clinching the title this year, but faces strong competition from Zou Schemel, the big winner last year. 

Also at the meeting are Ariadni Verevis and Bodhi Van der Linden from the YCM. This is their last competition on Optimists before they progress into another class.

The Bay of Monaco is an ideal place to train in winter for these young sailors as a fun weekend of competition, socialising and sharing experiences awaits them at sea and ashore.  

 

Programme

Friday 22nd November 2019

Preparing boats on the quay ready for action

9.00am

Meeting in the Sports Section

 

2.00pm

Teams start to arrive

Saturday 23rd November 2019

Day 1 of regatta

8.00am

Teams start to arrive

8.30am

Rendezvous in the Meeting Room

12.30pm

1st warning signal

5.30pm

Pasta Party in the Meeting Room

Sunday 24th November 2019

Day 2 of regatta

8.30am

Rendezvous in the Meeting Room

 

Monaco Optimist Academy, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th November

 

During three days, Monegasque Optimist sailors have a chance to test their talent against teams from all over Europe. The Monaco Optimist Academy is a one-of-a-kind regatta that allows coaches to follow their charges on the water and give advice, helping them to hone their skills, in race conditions.    

 

Over 150 young sailors from Bulgaria, France, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland and Ukraine have already registered to take part in fleet races in the 3rd Monaco Optimist Academy. Of those 100 are in the younger “minimes” category (born between 2006 and 2008) and at least 30 in the older “benjamins” group (born between 2009 to 2010).

 

  • Training and competition

The weekend is an opportunity for sailors to train under real race conditions and benefit from their coaches one-on-one expertise and advice “as it happens”. For the French teams, the regatta is also a qualifier for the international Monaco Optimist Team Race, now in its 11th year, which takes place 8-12 January 2020 and pits the best national Optimist team race teams against each other.

Second in the previous Monaco Optimist Academy regatta, the YCM’s Leonardo Bonelli has his sights set on clinching the title this year, but faces strong competition from Zou Schemel, the big winner last year. 

Also at the meeting are Ariadni Verevis and Bodhi Van der Linden from the YCM. This is their last competition on Optimists before they progress into another class.

The Bay of Monaco is an ideal place to train in winter for these young sailors as a fun weekend of competition, socialising and sharing experiences awaits them at sea and ashore.  

 

Programme

Friday 22nd November 2019

Preparing boats on the quay ready for action

9.00am

Meeting in the Sports Section

 

2.00pm

Teams start to arrive

Saturday 23rd November 2019

Day 1 of regatta

8.00am

Teams start to arrive

8.30am

Rendezvous in the Meeting Room

12.30pm

1st warning signal

5.30pm

Pasta Party in the Meeting Room

Sunday 24th November 2019

Day 2 of regatta

8.30am

Rendezvous in the Meeting Room