Monday, January 23, 2017

Monaco J/70 Winter Series- Act III Report

J/70s sailing YC Monaco (Monte Carlo, Monaco)- Last weekend, the YC Monaco held their third Act of their fabulous J/70 Winter Sportsboat Series on Hercules Bay off Monte Carlo.  From January 13th to 15th, forty J/70s from 11 countries relished the steady northerly breezes and the slight chop on the warm Mediterranean Sea.

For many of Europe’s top sailors, Monaco’s winter circuit, with monthly regattas from October to March, is not to be missed as preparation for the big summer-time J/70 events, including this year’s Europeans and World Championship in Sardinia, Italy.

Monegasque teams from YC Monaco clinched the top two spots.  Ludovico Fassitelli’s JUNDA-BANCA DEL SEMPIONE won the event, taking to the top of the podium a 2-8-4-3 record for 17 pts.  Fellow YCM member, the current European Vice-Champion Stefano Roberti, managed to win two races but had to count a 7-12 for a total score of 21 pts to take the silver.  Finishing in third was the Swiss crew ENJOY, skippered by Alain Stettler.  Rounding out the top five was the German crew SANNA R in 4th, skippered by Gerd Knospe and in fifth place was Petr Nosov, a Russian sailor skippering the Italian entry JESSIE TANTA.  Continuing to lead the series overall is Valeriya Kovalenko’s ARTTUBE crew from Moscow, Russia, winning a race in this series.  Here is a nice sailing video of the event off Monaco   For more YC Monaco Sportsboat J/70 Winter Series sailing information