G-Spot takes lead in the J/70s


Due to the covid-19 pandemic and to comply with the government’s latest guidelines, the Primo Cup-Trophée Credit Suisse is going ahead in a format not seen since its launch in 1985. The 37th edition is open only for members of the organisers, Yacht Club de Monaco, and sailors resident in the Principality, as the Club is keen to give local sailors an opportunity to race in Monaco while fully respecting the health measures in force.

Beautiful conditions for first day

A 6-7 knot easterly blew for the two classes in competition who completed three races in ideal conditions. In the Smeralda 888, Francesco Vauban on Botta Dritta leads the fleet at the end of day one, just two points ahead of Timofey Sukhotin (Beda). Niccolo Stimamiglio (Black Star) completes this provisional podium.



In the J/70 class, which numbers 20 teams, Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio (G-Spot) came out on top ahead of the crew on CER-Aprotect and Loïc Pompée (Sailing racing team). In the Corinthian (amateur) category, Cesare Gabasio (Tinnj70), Stefano Roberti (Piccinina) and Thomas Studer (Jerry) comprise the podium after this first day.





Upcoming young sailors at the meeting

Among those competing are several teams of young sailors from the Club’s Sports Section, enjoying the opportunity to pit themselves against the professionals. YCM Lokomotiv helmed by Laser star Jérémy Moutout, member of the Monaco Sport Academy, is ranked 10th this evening ahead of one of the youngest teams on Joptimist led by Optimist sailor Matteo Asscher.


Racing starts tomorrow Saturday 6th March at 11.00am.