The classic winter event, the Primo-Cup Trophée Credit Suisse at the YC de Monaco added two classes new to the event, the L30 keelboat and the Onefly foiling dinghy.
It’s a successful format that attracted 450 sailors on some 100 boats divided into six classes. With 20 nations represented the regatta lived up to its already solid reputation.
Competing in Monaco for the first time was the L30, chosen for the first offshore World Championship, with eight boats representing as many nations.
The 30-footer is a potential double-hander for those who want to be at the Paris Olympics in 2024, which will host an offshore mixed-doubles class for the first time.
Also in Monaco for the first time was a fleet of Onefly foiling dinghies.
A French Moth/Waszp style one-design, with traditional daggerboard and a wing rudder, combined with surface piercing twin foils, that aroused the curiosity of spectators and competitors alike.
Although not officially competing in the Primo Cup, the ten boats put on a show at the foot of the Rock, alternating displays and races.
Many of the J/70s and Melges 20s will be back on the water for the fifth and final Act of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series – 5-8 March 2020.
36th Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse final rankings
1st: Mikhail Sheremetev (Elf) – RUS: 12 points
2nd: Nelson Mettraux (CER APROTEC-Ville de Genève) – SUI: 26 points
3rd: Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio (G-Spottino) – MON: 32 points
1st: Charles Thompson (Brutus– GBR: 60 points
2nd: Cesare Gabasio (Tinnj70) – MON: 60 points
3rd: Stefano Roberti (Piccinina) – MON: 67 points
Smeralda 888 :
1st: Timofey Sukhotin (Beda) – MON: 8 points
2nd: Francesco Vauban (Botta Dritta) – MON: 10 points
3rd: Paolo Rotelli (Black Star) – MON: 14 points
Longtze Premier :
1st: Jarmo Wieland (Shensu) – SUI: 5 points
2nd: Franck Beat (Qi) – SUI: 7 points
3rd: Steffen Schneider (Outsider) – SUI: 13 points
1st: Jonas Gerckens (Jonas Gerckens) – BEL: 9 points
2nd: Anastasia Kolesnichenko (Humphreys Conrad) – GBR: 10 points
3rd: Denis Lankin (Maria Naboka) – MON: 11 points
Melges 20 :
1st: Valentin Zavadnikov (Oleg Reps) – MON: 12 points
2nd: Alexander Mikhaylik (Alex Team) – RUS: 13 points
3rd: Anatoly Karachinsky (Path) – MON: 14 points
1st: Matisse Pacaud – FRA: 8 points
2nd: Nicolas Berenger – FRA: 15 points
3rd: Eliot Bourgeois – FRA: 15 points