37th Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse


Sunday 7th March 2021. Competitors enjoyed six races for the 37th Primo Cup-Trophée Credit Suisse. Only members present in the Principality could take part due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the latest government guidelines. As every year, thanks to the loyal support of long-time partner SLAM, the first three teams in each class won garments from the technical clothing range of this Italian supplier. Varying conditions spiced up the contests with a 6-7 knot easterly on the Friday blowing up to 25 knots on the Saturday before fading away on Sunday.



For three days, the J/70 and Smeralda 888 fleets fought some worthy battles on the Monaco race area.  “This year is very different but it was important for us to maintain the link with members and keep some of our activities going, particularly as we prepare to host the J/70 World Championship next year,” explained Yacht Club de Monaco General Secretary Bernard d’Alessandri. “I also think it’s important for our young people to have an activity and maintain social ties. That is really essential for a club.”


G-spot dominates from start to finish

In the J/70 fleet of 20 boats, the men with Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio (G-Spot) will have left no room for doubt that they mean business and gave a tough field a hard time. At the end of six races, they won by two points ahead of Ludovico Fassitelli (Junda-Sumus Capital) and Loïc Pompée (Sailing Racing Team). The young racers from the YCM’s Sports Section were also on the start, racing among the pros. Jérémy Moutout (YCM Lokomotiv) and his comrades came 8th while the youngest team on Joptimist, with an average age of 11-13, were a respectable 15th. In the Corinthian (amateur) category, victory went to Cesare Gabasio (Tinnj70) followed by Stefano Roberti (Piccinina).



Smeralda 888 class President wins the day

In the Smeralda 888 fleet of nine boats, class President Charles de Bourbon des Deux-Siciles (Vamos mi Amor) clinched victory by a whisker from Timofey Sukhotin (Beda), with Francesco Vauban on Botta Dritta completing the podium.


Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series season 2020-2021: Monegasques on the podium

In the interests of fair play vis-a-vis the international teams who normally descend on Monaco for this regatta, results of the Primo Cup-Trophée Credit Suisse, which would also have been the final act of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series, were not taken into account for the 2021 season. Only results from Act 1 (14-17 January) and Act 2 (4-7 February) were considered. So after 14 races, the redoubtable Italians on Petite Terrible-Adria Ferries win this season ahead of Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio (G-Spot) and Ludovico Fassitelli (Junda-Banca del Sempione) from the Yacht Club de Monaco.


Final ranking J/70 – 37e Primo Cup -Trophée Credit Suisse :
1er : Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio (G-Spot) – MON – 10 pts
2e: Ludovico Fassitelli (Junda-Sumus Capital) – MON- 12 pts
3e: Loïc Pompée (Sailing Racing Team) – MON – 15 pts


Final ranking Smeralda 888 – 37e Primo Cup -Trophée Credit Suisse :
1er : Charles de Bourbon des Deux-Siciles (Vamos mi Amor) – MON – 11 pts
2e: Timofey Sukhotin (Beda) – MON- 11 pts
3e: Francesco Vauban (Botta Dritta) – MON – 13 pts


Final ranking – Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series Saison 2020-2021 :
1er : Claudia Rossi (Petite Terrible-Adria Ferries) – ITA – 33 pts
2e : Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio (G-Spot) – MON – 46 pts
3e : Ludovico Fassitelli (Junda-Banca del Sempione) – MON- 57 pts