39th Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse – Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series – Act IV | 2-5 March 2023


Thursday 2nd March 2023. One of the great Mediterranean classics, since its launch in 1985 by HSH Prince Albert II, President of the Yacht Club de Monaco, in partnership with Sebago and Monaco’s City Hall, the Primo Cup-Trophée Credit Suisse has hosted the cream of one design racing. This year again over 300 sailors have chosen to kick off their season in Monaco.
With a record 15 Smeralda 888s, a dozen Longtze Premiers and nigh-on 60 J/70s competing the regatta maintains its reputation as a major event. All crew members on the winning teams receive sailing garments from technical clothing supplier SLAM at this regatta which also serves as the fourth and final Act of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series.


10th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series: who will claim final victory?

With 55 teams in the J/70 class the jury is out on who will be the overall winner of this 10th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series. Currently led by YCM’s Ludovico Fassitelli (Junda), World Vice-Champion in the class (One Pro category), this series of monthly regattas from November to March gathers top international teams. He is followed in the ranking by Pierrik Devic (Leonteq), World Vice-Champion in the Open category, and Louis Samuel Poons (Charisma V) on the third step of this provisional podium. The top trio will have to keep a close eye on the talented crew on G-Sport led by Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio who won the previous two Acts.




Primo Cup-Trophée Credit Suisse: tradition perpetuated

In the year that Yacht Club de Monaco celebrates its 70th anniversary, YCM again puts one designs centre stage for the 39th Primo Cup-Trophée Credit Suisse with three flagship classes. Alongside the J/70s are the Smeralda 888s, a class instigated by Adalberto Miani and Class President Charles de Bourbon des Deux Siciles, and another regular, the fast lively Longtze Premier fleet developed by the 2007 America’s Cup Le Défi design team. After one warm-up race today in the sun, it’s all systems go for tomorrow, Friday 3rd March, for the first race.


Provisional programme (subject to change):

Friday 3rd March
12 noon: first warning signal

Saturday 4th March
11.00am: first warning signal

Sunday 5th March
11.00am: first warning signal