Non-stop Racing for Act II in Monaco
There was no down-time for the 150 sailors competing in Act II of the 5th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco in partnership with SLAM. Eight races were run in 10-12 knot south-south-westerlies for the 27 J/70s over three days. It was down to the wire for the top three in the J/70s. Leader from day one, the YCM’s Vincenzo Onorato (Mascalzone Latino) had to concede victory to Art Tube, helmed by Valeria Kovalenko. The Russian won the previous Winter Series and had got off to a good start this season by winning Act 1. Peter Harrison (Sorcha J) completed the trio at the top, with YCM sailor, Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio (G-Spotino), in fourth. After two Acts and 14 races, Art Tube tops the leader board for this Winter Series, 43 points ahead of Italians on Sport Cube, followed by Stefano Roberti on Piccinina. Act III is on 8-10 December 2017.
Final ranking for Act II – J/70
1st: Valeria Kovalenko – RUS (Art Tube) – 15 points
2nd: Vincenzo Onorato – MON (Mascalzone Latino) – 19 points
3rd: Peter Harrison – GBR (Sorcha J) – 38 points
Provisional ranking after two Acts – J/70
1st: Valeria Kovalenko – RUS (Art Tube) – 17 points
2nd: Germano Scarpa – ITA (Sport Cube) – 60 points
3rd: Stefano Roberti – MON (Piccinina) – 69 points
For event details, visit www.yacht-club-monaco.mc/en/home-en/.