Please select your home edition
Edition
Sydney to Auckland 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Monaco Optimist Team Race kicks-off today

by Isabelle Andrieux 9 Jan 2019 22:50 PST 10-13 January 2019
Monaco Optimist Team Race © YCM

16 teams, 16 nations totalling 64 sailors under-14 have descended on the Principality for the 10th Monaco Optimist Team race, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco with the support of FxPro, Eventica, Fon and Peace and Sport.

This original match race format in teams of four Optimists encourages team-work and has proved extremely popular over the years with clubs from all over the world vying to participate.

This year, alongside youngsters from the Royal Cape Yacht Club (South Africa) and Yacht Club Punta del Este (Uruguay), YCM is hosting a Chinese team from the Visun Royal Yacht Club, a La Belle Classe Destinations member, here to compete for the very first time in a European regatta.

Ahead of the event and to support teams keen to brush-up on their team racing skills, the YCM has already organised two training days.

Racing starts at 12 noon with a first Monaco-China match.

It promises to be a highly competitive event. The Finnish team from Helsingfors Segelklubb HSK, winner last year, is back and determined to take the title for a second time, but may have to face the redoubtable Swedes from the Royal Swedish Yacht Club, current European Champions in the discipline.

As well as the sports aspect, it is a great opportunity for these young sailors to meet others of their age equally passionate about sailing, from many different cultures and backgrounds, all united in a spirit of friendship and solidarity.

Programme: (subject to change)

Thursday 10th January 2019
8.30-10.00am: Registration
11.00am: Briefing (Meeting Room - Quay Level)
12 noon: First warning signal
6.30pm: Official Opening Ceremony (Aquarama Riva Bar Deck 5)

Friday 11th January 2019
10.00am: First warning signal
6.30pm: Talk by Vicky Ellis (Meeting Room Quay Level)

Saturday 12th January 2019
10.00am: First warning signal
Evening at leisure

Sunday 13th January 2019
10.00am: First warning signal
4.00pm: Prize-giving (Meeting Room Quay Level)

For more information visit www.yacht-club-monaco.mc/en/regattas-events/20-19/motr

Related Articles

Optimist World Championship 2020 postponed
Due to the Covid-19 emergency Given the current situation of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the International Optimist Dinghy Association, in agreement with the Organizing Committee of the 2020 Optimist World Championship has decided to postpone the event until a later date. Posted on 23 Mar
38th Garda Lake Meeting Optimist postponed
New date in June due to the global health emergency Due to the global pandemic COVID-19 that the Fraglia Vela Riva has decided to postpone the 38th edition of the Garda Lake Meeting Optimist. Posted on 17 Mar
OptiOrange Valencia 2020 overall
Titles went down to the wire with lead changes in most of the fleets On 8th March the third edition of the OptiOrange Valencia ended in style with three races for the gold fleet and two for silver and bronze fleets that were held in shifty light winds. Posted on 10 Mar
OptiOrange Valencia 2020 day 1
Fresh winds open the third edition of the event The third edition of the OptiOrange Valencia opened today, on 6th March, with the only race for all four fleets in up to 25 knots of westerly winds. Posted on 7 Mar
NeilPryde Sailing Team Riders announced for 2020
Representing a broad cross section across dinghy classes NeilPryde Sailing, the choice for high performance watersports clothing and accessories, is pleased to announce its Team Rider sponsorship line-up for 2020. Posted on 3 Mar
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Bosham
Despite the appearance of daffodils, winter was still very much in control Bosham SC and in particular Gavin have once again been fantastic hosts for this the third year of IOCA South's Pre Zone winter training programme based at the club. For 2019/20 we again ran six days of race training spread over the winter months. Posted on 2 Mar
Tasmanian Optimist State Championship overall
Hobart sailor Adelaide O'Donoghue has clinched the title Hobart sailor Adelaide O'Donoghue has clinched the Tasmanian International Optimist State Title in fine style winning five of the six races sailed in the Open Fleet on the River Derwent this weekend. Posted on 1 Mar
3rd OptiOrange Valencia preview
Optimist event is on track and ready to challenge its own records With almost 400 sailors pre registered the third edition of this international regatta organized jointly by the SPBYC and Real Club Nautico de Valencia is going to set a new enrollment standard, outperforming previous season by 30% rise. Posted on 29 Feb
Tasmanian Optimist State Championship preview
So far the event has attracted nearly 50 entries The River Derwent will come alive this weekend with young sailors contesting the 2020 Tasmanian Optimist State Championship and Green Fleet Regatta. Posted on 27 Feb
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Spinnaker
Reduced turnout over the half-term break Due to the half term break there was a reduced turnout of eight sailors for the last of IOCA South's Pre Zone Winter Training sessions at Spinnaker SC. Posted on 23 Feb
SOUTHERN-SPARS-AGLAIA-SPARS_728X90 BottomOfficial-Collection-Navy-alt1 728x90 BOTTOMSydney to Auckland 2021 - FOOTER