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Small boat big reputation

15th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe  – From 8-11 September 2021   A fleet of entries in the 12’ Dinghy class designed by Georges Cockshott will again be billeted in the Principality. Single-handers, the dinghy became an international class in 1914 and Olympic class in 1920. Completing the scene will be around 30 motorboats including Rivas, the famous …

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  • 4 August 2021

Period motor-yachts in the spotlight

15th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe  – From 8-11 September 2021   A number of period motor-yachts are also set to grace the scene including Lady Herta (1935) who will be showing off her lines alongside other famous yachts like SS Delphine, celebrating her 100th anniversary this year. Built in 1921 for Horace Dodge, the 79m steam-yacht is …

Back to their roots

15th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe  From 8-11 September 2021   Monaco Classic Week is also a good opportunity to present recently released books which this year sees a history of Puritan (1930) unveiled by her owner, Tomas de Vargas Machuca. Meanwhile, Daniel Charles, PhD in history, naval architect and award-winning author, will be signing his latest book …

Powerboat Meeting in the Albert I era

15th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe – From 8-11 September 2021   As part of Monaco Classic Week 2021, in partnership with the Comité Albert Ier-2022, Yacht Club de Monaco is preparing an exhibition of items from its collection relating to the powerboat meetings and competitions that were held in Monaco (1904-1923) during the reign of Prince Albert …

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston returns to head Grand Jury

15th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe – from 8-11 September 2021   Knighted in 1995, voted Sailor of the Year four times in the United Kingdom, and Personnalité de la Mer at the 2013 Monaco Classic Week, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has confirmed he will be President of the Grand Jury for the 15th Monaco Classic Week, a role …

Amerigo Vespucci drops anchor in Monaco

Amerigo Vespucci   Tuesday 22nd June 2021. Flagship of the Italian Navy, the Amerigo Vespucci, named after the famous Florentine navigator, called into Monaco to attend the International Hydrographic Organisation’s centenary festivities. Dedicated to training cadet officers, the 101m, 3,545 tonnage ship carries a massive 2,824m2 of sail rigged and controlled by 36km of ropes! Built in 1931 in the Castellammare …

3rd place for Kostia Belkin 

Rendez-vous de la Belle Plaisance – Bénodet 17-20 June 2021   Sunday 20th June 2021. Around 70 boats gathered in Brittany for the Rendez-Vous de la Belle Plaisance, now a key event in the Challenge Classique Manche Atlantique, run under the aegis of the Yacht Club Classique and classic yacht rating system.   Among the exceptional yachts on the water at this 20th edition …

Yachting traditions triumph in Monaco!

14th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe 11-15 September 2019 Yachting traditions triumph in Monaco!     Puritan wins Monaco Classic Week Trophy Renaissance of Ester recognised The big schooners put on a show 12-foot Dinghies an Italian affaire Elena of London, Mariska, Chips, Meerblick Fun 1857, Cippino II shine   The 14th Monaco Classic Week culminated in style …

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  • 16 September 2019

14th Monaco Classic Week kicks off in style!

14th Monaco Classic Week kicks off in style! 73 of the most beautiful classic yachts The art of life at sea sailing and motor Ashore and on the sea       Wednesday 11th September 2019 – Serenaded by French naval military band – Musique des Equipage de la Flotte – the tone was set for the 14th Monaco Classic …

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  • 12 September 2019