Saturday, December 10, 2016

4th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series Update

J/70s sailing off Monaco(Monte Carlo, Monaco)- For the first time in the Principality of Monaco, four classes will be sharing the race area for the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series this weekend, 9-11 December. For three days, J/70s and M20s will be racing alongside the new generation foiling GC32 catamarans and the spectacular one-design M32 catamarans. With some 300 sailors from 12 nationalities expected, these regattas organized by the Yacht Club de Monaco, in collaboration with clothing supplier SLAM and first instigated by Valentin Zavadnikov, have become major events on the winter calendar.

Russian J/70 sailing teamFor their second meeting of the season, a 27-strong international fleet of J/70s from 11 nationalities. Winner at November’s meeting, YCM member Ludovico Fassitelli’s JUNDA has his sights set on repeating his performance to consolidate his position at the top of the championship.  Chasing them hard will be Russia’s top women skipper- Valeria Kovalenko’s ARTTUBE; Turkey’s Emir Icgoren on AMEERA JET; Italy’s Mario Beraha on SASHA GREY; and famous Italian offshore and America’s Cup sailor- Vincenzo Onorato on MASCALZONE LATINO/ MOBY.

To complete this full-on sailing weekend, fluid and appendages specialist, Martin Fisher, the man behind the GC32 and head of the design team for the French America’s Cup challenger, will be unveiling the latest advances in foil development at a maritime conference on Saturday 10th December at 6:30pm in the YCM Meeting Room (Quay level).  For more YC Monaco Winter Sportsboat Series sailing information