Monaco Optimist team race is under-way

The tenth Monaco Optimist team race runs between 10 January and 13 January, with 16 teams competing from 16 nations.

2018 Monaco Optimist race. Copyright Yacht Club de Monaco.
2018 Monaco Optimist race. Copyright Yacht Club de Monaco.

All 64 sailors are under 14 in the event, which is organised by Yacht Club de Monaco.

The match race format pits teams of four against each other. Clubs from all over the world are eager to take part in the event.

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.

Last year’s winner, the Finnish team from Helsingfors Segelklubb HSK, is back, facing current European champions the Swedes from the Royal Swedish Yacht Club.

Monaco Optimist programme: (subject to change)

Thursday 10th January 2019
8.30-10am: Registration
11am: Briefing (Meeting Room – Quay Level)
12 noon: First warning signal
6.30pm: Official Opening Ceremony (Aquarama Riva Bar Deck 5)

Friday 11th January 2019
10am: First warning signal
6.30pm: Talk by Vicky Ellis (Meeting Room Quay Level)

Saturday 12th January 2019
10am: First warning signal
Evening at leisure

Sunday 13th January 2019
10am: First warning signal
4pm: Prize-giving (Meeting Room Quay Level)

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