The last stage of the Dynamiq Yachts Melges 20 Monaco Winter Series, the MonteMaggio Cup, will be held at the Yacht Club de Monaco on March 3-5, 2017. There are 24 teams participating, and everyone has their own story and things to fight for.
The leader of the fleet is the winner of the last season of the Winter Series, PIRogovo team. Alexander Ezhkov, Yuriy Morozov (who replaced him at the wheel), Daniil Odintsov and Alexander Ekimov are now stronger than ever. Their leadership in the fleet is undoubtful: they are ahead of Victor, who is placed second, by 23 points. Considering that PIRogovo is participating in the fifth regatta of the season, and not likely to weaken their positions, the winner is pretty much determined.
According to the regulation, the final amount of points will be the sum of all received points in all the races, discarding the worst results after 6th, 12th, 18th, 24th, 30th and etc races. For now, after four regattas, there has been 21 race held: 8 races in Act 1, 4 races in Act 2, 4 races in Act 3 and 5 races in Act 4. That means the overall ranking is discarded of the three worst results for now. PIRogovo has 30 discarded points. If all nine possible races will be held in the Act 5 of the Dynamiq Yachts Melges 20 Monaco Winter Series, the bad results will be discarded twice more. There is only one person who is in front of Ezhkov with the discarding of the worst result. It is Alexander Novoselov with his 26 discarded points.
We wish them luck but there is more to the the rankings that that. Victor seems quite sure about their position, with their 59 points, which is 38 points ahead of the third place.
Victor in this 2016-2017 season is at their best! Alexander Novoselov, Egor Larionov, and Stefano Cherin work together incredibly well. There are no equals to them in stability, in all four regattas of the season they were on the podium. The second place in the overall rankings is more than well deserved.
The actual fight on the last regatta in Monaco will be for the third place. The teams are tightly packed: Synergy of Valentin Zavadnikov and Matteo Tenti, Vadim Yakhinson’s Leviathan, Alexander Mikhaylik’s Alex Team, they all are separated only by 20 points. This regatta in March will become the moment of truth for those teams!
Synergy - to remember their amazing victory in November, Leviathan – to forget failures in January, Alex Team – to get more stability in their races. That is all for now about the fight for the podium on the Dynamiq Yachts Melges 20 Monaco Winter Series.
However, every victory on every stage is highly important, so we will keep you updated about all races on the MonteMaggio Cup. Anyone can win, and the fight is bound to be glorious!
All participants will get something, the famous Tuscan wine producer MonteMaggio prepared surprises for everyone!
The start of the regatta is planned on the March 3rd, 2017!
2016/17 Dynamiq Yachts Melges 20 Monaco Winter Series Results
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