The 2021 pandemic version of the Primo Cup Trophee Credit Suisse took place on the waters of Hercules Bay in front of Monte Carlo, Monaco. Hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco, the fleet of 20 local J/70s enjoyed two-straight days of nice sailing. Here are the reports of what happened over the three days of competition. Day 1: A 6-7 knot easterly wind blew in across the Bay all day long. That enabled the J/70s to complete three races in nearly ideal conditions. At the conclusion of the day’s racing, it was Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio’s G-SPOT that came out on top ahead of the crew on CER-APROTECT and Loïc Pompée’s SAILING RACING TEAM. In the Corinthian category, Cesare Gabasio’s TINN J70, Stefano Roberti PICCININA and Thomas Studer’s JERRY comprised the podium after this first day. Day 2: It was a fantastic day with a 15-knot easterly gusting to 25 knots with a slight chop, optimal conditions for completing three races back-to-back. G-SPOT kept up the pace, and by evening they maintained their top ranking, just two points ahead of Ludovico Fassitelli’s JUNDA-SUMU CAPITAL. Pompée’s SAILING RACING TEAM remained in a provisional third place. In the Corinthian category, Gabasio’s TINN J70 topped the table ahead of Roberti’s PICCININA. Day 3: The easterly blew itself out as the front continued to move off to the eastern part of the Mediterranean. As a result, all races were canceled on Sunday despite an attempt to get the fleet mobilized. “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’Alessandro. “I also think it’s important for our young people to have an activity and maintain social ties. That is really essential for our club.” As a result of Sunday’s cancellation, the standing from Saturday evening stood. G-SPOT winning, followed by JUNDA-SUMUS CAPITAL and SAILING RACING TEAM. The Corinthians saw TINN J70 take the honors, followed by PICCININA. In the interests of fair play vis-a-vis the international teams who normally descend on Monaco for this regatta, results of the Primo CupTrophée Credit Suisse did not count towards the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series. Therefore, the only results that counted overall were from Act 1 (14-17 January) and Act 2 (4-7 February). Consequently, after 14 races, the Italian team on PETITE TERRIBLE- ADRIA FERRIES (skippered by Claudia Rossi) won the series quite handily. Rounding out the podium were two YC Monaco teams: Serena di Lapigio’s G-SPOT taking the silver and Fassitelli’s JUNDA-BANCA DEL SEMPIONE securing the bronze. For more YC Monaco Primo Cup Trophee Credit Suisse information, visit

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