37 th Primo Cup - Credit Suisse Trophy (J / 70, Smeralda 888 and Dragon)
About sixty crews divided into three series (J / 70, Smeralda 888 and Dragon), will invest the Monegasque waterway for the traditional Primo Cup - Credit Suisse Trophy, organized from March 4 to 7, 2021. Launched in 1985 under the leadership of HSH Prince Albert II, President of the YCM, this regatta equipped with technical clothing from the equipment supplier Slam has established itself as the largest European gathering of winter regattas in the Mediterranean. .

The passion for racing
Whether they are simple enthusiasts, experienced sailors or professionals, all take pleasure in participating in this international regatta at the start of the season, which in J / 70 constitutes the final act of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series. Very active in the Principality, the J / 70 class will also see its world championship organized in the Principality in 2022.

Also, many very experienced international crews, like the Italians of Petite terrible-Adria Ferries, reigning European J / 70 champions, will be keen to set out to conquer the Monegasque waterway. It will also be necessary to rely on the experience and mastery of local racers such as Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio ( G-spot ) or Ludovico Fassitelli ( Junda-Banca del Sempione ) from the YCM Also note the participation of young racers from Nacra 15, Optimist and Laser from the Sports Section of the Yacht Club de Monaco.
Mixture of elegance, finesse and power, the Dragons will also come to follow the edges. This Marconi sloop, which turns 92 this year, requires a certain touch of the bar and opens the prospect of great maneuvers in which the president of the series Jens Rathsack, also a member of the YCM, will participate.

Smeralda 888: the gentlemen at the helm
The meeting marks the start of the series championship, won three times by Timofey Sukhotin ( Beda ). The defending champion will be keen to support his domination against Botta Dritta led by Francesco Vauban or Prince Charles de Bourbon of the Two Sicilies ( Vamos mi Amor ), president of the class and 6 times winner of the championship. From this weekend (Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 February), the “smeraldists” will participate in Match Race training, the format of the challenges of the America's Cup.

Prevention above all
Like the last act of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series organized last January, the crews will have the opportunity to perform antigenic tests organized by the J / 70 Monaco Class Association. A willingness to assist foreign crews to come and participate in the meeting in compliance with health regulations when returning to their country. In order to avoid groupings on the billboard, the organizers have also set up a system for transferring information digitally.

37 th Primo Cup Program - Credit Suisse Trophy (subject to change)
Thursday March 4, 2021: 2:30 p.m. Training regatta
Friday March 5, 2021: 12 p.m. Regatta (first warning signal)
Saturday March 6, 2021: 11:00 am Regatta (first warning signal)
Sunday March 7, 2021: 11:00 am Regatta followed by the award ceremony

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Source : Yacht Club de Monaco