Saturday, March 5, 2016

Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series Act V Preview

J/70s sailing off Monaco (Monte Carlo, Monaco)- The fifth and final Act of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series 2015/2016 looks set to be a close-run finale in the J/70 class of this international one-design series, organized by the Yacht Club de Monaco and sailing over the March 4th to 6th weekend.

Held once a month from October to March, based on the initiative from Russian sailor Valentin Zavadnikov (SYNERGY), the regattas give amateur and professional teams an opportunity to establish their winter training base in Monaco to prepare for the summer’s big meetings.

After four Acts and 17 races for the 65 entrants (seven nationalities) in the J/70 class, British sailor Sam Carter skippering BRUTUS currently tops the leaderboard in the provisional ranking for the season. He is just ahead of Stefano Roberti sailing PICININA and Jacopo Carrain’s CARPE DIEM, President of the J/70 Monaco Class Association, 2nd and 3rd, respectively, and both YC Monaco members.

A system of GPS trackers will be following the races “live”, live streaming and direct arbitration on the water are among many tools deployed by YC Monaco to optimize sailors’ preparation and promote development of one-design racing in the Principality. With its new facilities built to host major nautical events, the YC Monaco consolidates its reputation as a winter training & racing base for international sailors.   For more J/70 Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series sailing information