34th Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse
As every year in February, sailors unpacked their bags in the Principality for the Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse. Some 300 sailors in five classes descended on Monaco to compete in eight races in beautiful sailing conditions. With 12 nations represented on 80 boats, there was no downtime for the bay of Monaco. For Yacht Club de Monaco General Secretary Bernard d’Alessandri, there was satisfaction: “It’s amazing to see how this regatta has not aged, that it continues to attract a new generation of sailors as evidenced by the five Corinthian teams among the top 10 in the J/70 class fleet of 40 entrants.” In the flagship fleet of the Yacht Club de Monaco (which boasts the biggest concentration of J/70s in the Mediterranean with 20 boats), the competition redoubled its efforts to overtake the season’s leader. The big absentee this weekend was Valeria Kovalenko and her team on Art Tube who left the field free for the rest of the fleet. Three boats managed to widen the gap over the eight races. The near-flawless Swiss team on CDE.CH helmed by Guillaume Girod was rewarded with first place just ahead of the YCM’s Vincenzo Onorato (Mascalzone Latino) who pulled off a superb comeback on the last day of racing. The Brazilians on Mandachuva, winners of the previous edition, completed the podium. Note, too, a fine win in the Corinthian category for Nicolas Bouchet, coached by the YCM’s Sports Section, on Ponante who finished fourth in the final overall ranking.
Final rankings J/70 – Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse
1st: Guillaume Girod (CDE.CH) – (SUI) – 24 points
2nd: Vincenzo Onorato (Mascalzone Latino) – (ITA) – 38 points
3rd: Mario Garcia Soerensen (Mandachuva) – (BRA) – 42 points
J/70 – Corinthians – Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse
1st: Nicolas Bouchet (Ponante) – (MON) – 45 points
2nd: Emanuel Muller (Attaque) – (SUI) – 47 points
3rd: Amaury Berger (Sirocco) – (MON) – 52 points
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