Christmas Regatta from 10-13 December


In the run up to the end of year festivities, Yacht Club de Monaco is organising a Christmas Regatta from 10-13 December.

Due to the health crisis and to ensure a level playing field for the many international teams who descend on the Principality every year for the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series, the organisers have decided to postpone Act 1, initially scheduled for December, and offer a training regatta for local teams. A dress rehearsal, it’s a great opportunity to warm up before the Winter Series starts in earnest next year with the first meeting set for 14-17 January 2021, followed by Act 2 from 4-7 February and culminating in the 37th Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse (4-7 March 2021).


J/70s and Smeralda 888s all set

Two of the most active one design classes will be out on the water for this Christmas Regatta: J/70 and Smeralda 888. Among the dozen J/70s registered, Ludovico Fassitelli (Junda) is the big favourite. This YCM member has not lost his touch as evidenced by his recent victory in the Corinthian (amateur) category of the Italian Championship. In the Smeralda 888 class, Timofey Sukhotin and his crew on Beda, winners of the 2019/2020 season, will undoubtedly be the team to beat in 2021.

For participants it’s a chance to brush up on starts, trimming and tactics under race conditions.