Byron Ehrhart crossed the finish line first on board Lucky
The first sailboat to touch down in Monaco during the 13th edition of the Palermo-Montecarlo regatta, organized by the Circle della Vella Sicila in partnership with the Yacht Club of Monaco and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, August 21-26, 2107, was Lucky.
The 63ft Reichel/Pugh flying the colors of the Yacht Club of Monaco (YCM) skippered by Bryon Ehrhart, finished first in real time thus claiming the Giuseppe Tasca d’Almerita coveted trophy. (Photo below: Lucky arriving first on August 24, 2017@ Andrea Carloni)
Pierre Casiraghi congratulated the Malizia II crew
The Mono60 Malizia II, also under the YCM insignia, finished an honorable second in real time, led by the experienced German navigator Boris Herrmann with Valentin Zavadnikov and Matteo Marenghi members of the club and assisted by Milena Schoenahl, a truly international team.
A second place that was really satisfying for Pierre Casiraghi who came to congratulate the crew on their arrival, who said: “I am very happy with this result in very difficult meteorological conditions. They really fought hard!”
In the Video below Pierre Casiraghi is being interviewed upon the arrival in Monaco of Malizia II:
Final victory went to Ottavo Peccato
But we had to wait until Sunday, August 26 to know the final winner because the definitive classification took into account the arrivals in compensated time, as each boat is very different, and this calculation system takes into account the gauge of each unit, offering real fair play.
Final victory went to Ottavo Peccato with Francesco de Nicolo at the helm, who was awarded the Angelo Randazzo trophy.
(Photo insert: Ottavo Peccato of Circolo Barion winner of Palermo-Montecarlo @ Grande)
Mono60 Malizia II goes to Saint Tropez & catamaran Malizia to Calvi
The next competition for the Mono60 Malizia II will be beginning of October at the Voiles de Saint Tropez alongside Tuiga. Before that Pierre Casiraghi and Boris Herrmann will continue sailing, but on board a catamaran, when they rejoin the crew of GC32 Malizia (Photo below: Malizia GC32 Racing Tour Sardaigne @Marian Chytk), for the penultimate stage of the GC32 Racing Tour mid-September in Calvi, Italy.
“To reach a port we must set sail. Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.” Franklin D. Roosevelt