J/70 European Match Race Tour Preview
Posted on April 8, 2017
(Monte Carlo, Monaco)- After an incredibly busy winter of regattas, there’s no let up at the Yacht Club de Monaco which hosts two regattas that have never been organized before in the Principality, starting tomorrow: J/70 European Match Race Tour and Act 1 of the M32 Mediterranean Series!
In this year of the America’s Cup, the Match Race format is back at the YC Monaco, a format in the form of duels that test the crews’ tactical skills to the limit.
So, for the first time, the YC Monaco is organizing a stage of the European Match Race circuit on J/70s made available by the Club. A reminder that with 17 boats flying the flag in the Monaco J/70 Class Association, the Principality has one of the most active and largest fleets in Europe.
Among eight European teams this weekend, two are representing Monaco: Pierrik Devic teamed up with Max Bulley and Philippe Buchard partnered with François Brenac.
A two-time French Match Racing Champion, the experience of François Brenac will be key for Buchard, but they face stiff competition against an international field, notably the Austrian team led by Max Trippolt, four-time Austrian champion in this match-racing discipline.
The provisional program for the J/70 Match Racing teams follows:
- Friday 7th April 9.30am: Briefing 11.00am: 1st warning signal
- Saturday 8th April 9.30am: Briefing 11.00am: 1st warning signal
- Sunday 9th April 9.30am: Briefing 11.00am: 1st warning signal