MONACO, Oct. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a few days, 90 international teams from 23 nations will land in the Principality for the J/70 World Championship organized for the first time by the Yacht Club de Monaco. The event – scheduled for October 14-22 – is being held in partnership with the Monegasque Sailing Federation, FxPro, Xerjoff and technical sportswear brand Slam who provide clothing for all crew on the podium, as she has done for the Primo Coupe for over 30 years. Monaco can therefore expect to find 400 experienced sailors on the quays, including the Vice-President of the YCM and founder of Team Malizia, Pierre Casiraghi, who will be sailing alongside Jean-Baptiste Bernaz, current ILCA 7 World Champion: “It’s is always an honor to host such a prestigious regatta in Monaco. For me it is a real pleasure but also a challenge to compete with the best and to represent my Club”. Among the 90 crews are world champions in this class, such as Luis Bugallo, Marshall King, Ian Wilson, Peter Duncan, Jud Smith and Paul Ward. At his side, stars of the European scene will fight with the Italian Luca Domenici, the Dane José María Torcida Seghers and the British sailor Jonathan Calascione. Most of the crews are made up of recognized professionals, men like Pietro Sibello at the head of the mainsail of the Italian Challenger Luna Rossa during the last America’s Cup. The Anglo-Saxons will be out in force with around ten American boats and no less than seven British teams. Nine Monegasque teams complete the fleet, including the favorites Ludovico Fassitelli (Junda), bronze medalist at the last European Championship in the Corinthian category (amateur) and Loïc Pompée (Sailing Racing Team), 5th in the 2021 European Championship. Pierrik Devic (Leonteq), Stefano Roberti (Piccinina), Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio (G-Spot), Ferdinando Matteo Scandolera (Irruenza) and Cesare Gabasio (TinnJ70) will carry the flag high, as will Anne Rodelato and her crew on Pink Wave, the only 100% female team from the Principality present at the event. All are members of the Yacht Club de Monaco and the Monaco J/70 Class Association and secured their place in the Worlds during qualifying at the last Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series (2021/2022). No doubt they will do everything to win at home. It should also be noted that the boats will sail as a single fleet with the Open (professional), One Pro (only one professional on board) and Corinthian (amateur) categories racing on the same course.
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