Junda still in the lead


Thursday 16th January 2020. Races for Act 3 of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series kick off in the Bay of Monaco tomorrow. Now in its seventh season, this series of monthly regattas held from October to March, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco on the initiative of Valentin Zavadnikov, continues to attract international teams.


Nearly 40 boats representing 11 nationalities are already signed up for the J/70 class, including many teams from Nordic countries and one from America. It’s a big fleet for this class which is organising its 2021 World Championship in the Principality in the month of October.



In the J/70, the YCM’s Ludovico Fassitelli’s Junda maintain their lead in the provisional ranking after 10 races. Just one point separates them from the Cypriot boat Tiki-Taka/Amaiz followed by the Corinthians on Brutus. Valeriya Kovalenko on Arttube is in 4th. Having won the 2017-2018 season, the Russians will no doubt be firing on all cylinders to get back on the podium.


In the Melges 20, Alexander Novoselov’s Victor tops the leaderboard ahead of Alex Team, followed by Leonid Altukhov, a provisional 100% Russian podium after four races.


The first race is scheduled to start tomorrow Friday 17th January at midday.


Programme (subject to change)


Friday 17th January 2020 Saturday 18th January 2020 Sunday 19th January 2020
10.00am:         Skippers briefing

12 noon:          First warning signal

After racing:   Welcome cocktail

11.00am:         First warning signal

After racing:   Crew Party

11.00am:         First warning signal

One hour after end of last race: Prize-giving