Saturday, March 4, 2017

Monaco J/70 Winter Series V Preview

J70s sailing off Monaco (Monte Carlo, Monaco)- This coming weekend, the YC Monaco will be hosting the fifth and final regatta of their famous winter series hosted on the cobalt blue Mediterranean waters off Monaco.  From March 2nd to 4th, forty-four J/70 teams from across Europe will be competing for both the regatta as well as the series win.  Leading contenders for the overall series include Russia’s leading woman skipper- Valerya Kovalenko’s ARTTUBE from Moscow, Russia.

Teams will be represented from twelve nations, including Austria, Brazil, France, Germany (10), Italy (6), Monaco (12), Norway, Poland, Russia, Switzerland (9), Sweden, and the United Kingdom.  Returning for their fifth event is Brazil’s Mario Soerensen Garcia from the YC Rio de Janeiro.   They have enjoyed the remarkable hospitality of YC Monaco and they are also hoping to repeat their tremendous performance in the fourth act, winning that event by a considerable margin!  Challenging them will be leading contenders from each country, include Klaus Diem’s crew on PFANDER from Bregenzer Segel-Club in Austria; Adrien Follin’s GIVE ME FIVE team from CN de Ste Maxime in France; Tobias Feuerherdt’s ROTOMAN and Max Augustin’s TRE MARKRELLER teams from Germany; Scarpa Germano’s SPORT CUBE from Italy; Eivind Astrup’s NORWEGIAN STEAM from Norway; Pawel Tarnowski’s APOTEX crew from Poland; Valerya Kovalenko’s ARTTUBE crew from Moscow, Russia; Jean Luc Leveque’s WATCH from Switzerland; Anders Kemmler’s DYNAMANT RACING from KSSS in Sweden; and Sam Carter’s BRUTUS from Royal Southern YC in the United Kingdom.

Hoping to represent their host club well are talented Monegasque crews from YC Monaco, including Michel Boussard’s SIROCCO, Herve Maiano’s SOPWITH CAMEL, Phillipe Battaglia’s LE REDOUBTABLE, Stefano Roberti’s PICCININA, Anne Rodelato’s JOKER and Pierrik Devic’s PAGET.   For more YC Monaco J/70 Winter series sailing information. Add to Flipboard Magazine.