Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series – Act III2-5 February 2023


Friday 3rd February 2023. An important element of Yacht Club de Monaco’s sports policy, the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series of monthly regattas for pros and amateurs continues to attract the J/70 heavyweights. This third and penultimate act attracted a fleet of some 40 boats representing eight nationalities, the majority of whom are here to prepare for the coming season at the highest level.

A great start

After winning the previous meeting and always quick off the mark from the start, Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio (G-Spot) lived up to his reputation by bagging 1st place in the provisional ranking of Act 3. An excellent start that bodes well for the next two days of racing.

In his wake other Monegasque teams kept up the pace during the two races completed in a light 6-knot southerly that left no room for improvisation. Ludovico Fassitelli (Junda) and Ferdinando Matteo Scandolera (Irruenza) complete the first day’s podium, with Irruenza also leading the Corinthian (amateur) category ahead of two Swiss teams.

YCM sailors are not known for doing half-measures and being familiar with tricky conditions regularly occupy leaderboard positions at regattas in Monaco’s bay.


Rendezvous tomorrow Saturday 4th February for the first warning signal at 11.00am.