Saturday, October 8, 2016

J/111 MAJIC 2 Wins XII Palermo- Monte Carlo Race

J/111 Majic 2 wins Palermo Monte Carlo offshore sailboat RaceJ/111 SL ENERGIES GROUPE Wins ORC Doublehanded Class!!
(Monte Carlo, Monaco)- YC Monaco hosts the biennial Palermo (Sicily), Italy to Monte Carlo Race that provides sailors in the Mediterranean the amazing challenge of sailing 700nm+ in a northwesterly direction past all the famous islands in the Med, like Sardinia and Olbia, for example.  It is difficult to determine the best routing as it is never obvious based on the rapidly changing forecasts every day; basically driving most navigators absolutely stark raving mad!

Not surprisingly, winning the 4 to 5 day race on elapsed time was David RAMBLER 88, finishing Tuesday evening after their Saturday start.  However, for the smaller boats it became a fast race.  By Wednesday evening eighteen boats had finished, with 20 boats abandoning the race.

Among the finishers was the J/111 MAJIC 2, skippered by YC Monaco member Jean Pierre Seage.  The MAJIC 2 crew was elated when they entered Port Hercules at 6:04 p.m.  As a result, they finished in fifteenth place on elapsed time and won the race in class and overall on corrected time!

An equally outstanding performance took place in the ORC Doublehanded Class.  The winner was the J/111 SL ENERGIES GROUPE skippered by Laurent Charmy.