Thursday, February 4, 2016

Swedes Win YC Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series III

J/70s sailing off Monte Carlo, Monaco (Monte Carlo, Monaco)- Conditions could not have been better for Act III of the YC Monaco Winter Sportboat Series, with eight races completed over the three days.  The sailors from North Europe, including eight German, three Swedish and two Russian teams, enjoyed steady southwesterly breezes beneath sunny skies all weekend.

In total there were thirty-four boats jostling for position on the start, confirming Monaco’s reputation as the European winter regatta center for the J/70 class to prepare for the upcoming season’s big meetings.

Sweden’s Oscar Lundqvist and crew sailed FANNY super-fast and won the weekend, eight points in front of the Englishman Charlie Esse on BABY J, who came back with a vengeance on the Sunday.  Taking third overall was the German sailor Claas Lehmann on TRES MARKELLER, who did not win a race but was consistently at the front of the fleet throughout the weekend.

Congratulations for a fine performance by YCM member Stefano Roberti on PICCININA, who managed the most race wins during the weekend, proving that the 18-strong Monegasque fleet is improving all the time.

The next event for the J/70 class in Monaco- the Mediterranean classic, the Primo Cup- Trophee Credit Suisse held from Friday, February 12th to Sunday 14th February- Valentine’s Day weekend.

Thereafter, the winter series continues with Act IV from March 4-6 and Act V from March 18-20.   For more YC Monaco J/70 Winter Series sailing information