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31st PRIMO CUP Trophée Credit Suisse
31st PRIMO CUP - Trophée Credit Suisse - First Weekend: The “Experts” win in Monaco

31st PRIMO CUP Trophée Credit Suisse

Friday 30th January to Sunday 1st February 2015 and Friday 6th to 8th February 2015
Racing starts again tomorrow
Thursday 5th February 2015 – After the first round last weekend, the Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse continues tomorrow, Friday 6th February until Sunday as another 100 teams gather to compete in Monaco with 12 Longtze Premiers, seven Platu 25s, 15 IRC boats, 38 J/70s and 25 Melges 20s registered. The J/70s and Melges 20s will also be competing in Act 4 of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series.
Nearly 500 sailors have made their way to the Yacht Club to enjoy the new facilities and Primo Cup village that is open to the public on Quai Louis II, with advanced technology clothing from loyal Primo Cup partner SLAM, sail loft Zaoli Sails and an exhibition of water colour paintings by Philippe Gavin.

31st PRIMO CUP - Trophée Credit Suisse in Monaco

XXXIe PRIMO CUP – Trophée Credit Suisse – Bilan du premier week-end : Du vendredi 30 janvier au dimanche 1 février 2015 – Les « Experts » s’imposent à Monaco

On the water, top sailors have responded to the challenge with for example in the Melges 20, world class President and last year’s Primo Cup winner, Manfredi Vianini Tolomei (Maolca) who faces stiff competition from the 13 boats in the Russian armada led by Valentin Zavadnikov (Synergy), and not forgetting European champion Achille Onorato (Mascalzone Latino) and Federico Michetti (Shimmer) sailing with Harry Melges, and local favourite Guido Miani (Monaco Racing Fleet).
In the J/70s, Jacopo Carrain (Carpe Diem), president of the class in Monaco which now comprises 18 boats, is delighted to see so many from Germany and England, here to test the waters in Monaco ahead of the European Open Championship next October, here in the Principality.
In the Platu 25 class, a hard-fought duel between two German teams, Markus Sigrist (Ursa Minor) and Michael Haacke (Amica) is on the cards.
In the IRC, the Swiss on Team Vision Future are set to do battle against a formidable field that includes Adrien Follin (Give me Five) and Olivier Maubert (Esparlica 4) from the Yacht Club de Cannes.
In the Longtze Premier, the absence of Nicolas Bérenger (Beijaflore) who has won the Primo Cup no less than four times, as he prepares for sailing’s Tour de France, leaves the championship wide open to the German teams and some talented young Frenchmen.
Rendezvous tomorrow at 1.00pm for the first starting signal.
Programme for the 2nd weekend
Friday 6th February
1.00pm 1st race of the day
6.00pm Welcome Cocktail
Saturday 7th February
11.00am 1st race of the day
6.00pm Happy Hour open to all classes followed by crew party
Sunday 8th February
11.00am 1st race of the day
After racing Prize-giving

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