Sunday, January 8, 2017

J/70 sailor- Vincenzo Onorato- honored @t YC Monaco 2016 Awards

J/70 sailor Vincenzo Onorato with Prince Albert II - YC Monaco (Monte Carlo, Monaco)- HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, President of YC Monaco, awarded Vincenzo Onorato the “Trophée Credit Suisse Sailor of the Year” at their gala awards evening in Monte Carlo.  This prestigious trophy is made by vote of the 1,800 Yacht Club members and was based on Onorato’s Italian crew winning the Rolex Middle Sea Race on his TP52 and the M32 European Championship.

“2016 has been an extraordinary year as we achieved all our objectives. I’m looking forward to joining the J/70 fleet, my ambition being to compete at Key West Race Week in Florida, then the J/70 Worlds at YC Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. In total, 18 regattas await us on four different boats all over the world, and it will be an honor to compete under the Yacht Club de Monaco’s flag.”

Proof of how dynamic the Monegasque fleet is, the owner of the prestigious MASCALZONE LATINO stable of offshore racing yachts was competing with other YCM owner/helmsmen who also graced the podiums in 2016. They include Torbjörn Törnqvist, Guido Miani, Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio, Oren Nataf and Stefano Roberti, European J/70 Vice-Champion.  For more YC Monaco Winter Sportsboat Series sailing information