#mcw2021

Programme

This biennial event, which is the first gathering in the world to honour sailing and motor boats, bears witness to the Yacht Club de Monaco’s unfailing attachment to the maritime heritage of sailing. Echoing the first motorboat meetings in 1904, this event is the only one to bring together the most beautiful traditional sailing boats, with vintage motor-yachts and old motorboats, to which a fleet of 12′ Dinghies has been added for four the last editions.

  • Wednesday 8th Sept.
  • Thursday 9th Sept.
  • Friday 10th Sept.
  • Saturday 11th Sept.

Provisional programme as of September 3rd - subject to change

From 9.00am: Arrival of vintage motor-yachts and sailing yachts in the YCM Marina

9.00am-6.00pm: Cranage of classic powerboats

10.00am – 6.00pm: Welcome and registration confirmation for all participants

12 noon: Opening of the Monaco Classic Week village

1.00pm: 15M JI meeting

3.00pm - 6.00pm: Inspection of yachts by “La Belle Classe Restoration” Jury

7.00pm: Opening Cocktail and Official opening of the exhibition « Meetings de canots automobiles à l’époque d’Albert Ier - La Collection du Yacht Club de Monaco restaurée »  (by invitation – dress code: smart casual)

9.00am - 6.00pm: Inspection of yachts by “La Belle Classe Restoration” Jury

9.00am - 10.00am: Chefs Competition (distribution of ingredients on the quays)

12 noon: First warning signal for the Dinghy 12’ class

12 noon: Start of race for classic sailing yachts – coastal race

2.00pm: Manoeuvrability Challenge for the classic motorboats

5.00pm - 7.00pm: Chefs Competition with Moët Hennessy (presentation of dishes on the quay)

Before the party: Prize-giving for Chefs Competition

8.00pm: Crew party « Soirée Blanche » - Observatory Deck (by invitation – dress code: white outfit)

9.00am - 6.00pm: Inspection of yachts by “La Belle Classe Restoration” Jury

10.00am: First warning signal of a passage race Yacht Club de Monaco – Cala del Forte Ventimiglia for the sailing yachts, motor-yachts and powerboats

12 noon: First warning signal for the Dinghy 12’ class

1.00pm: Lunch on the quays in Cala del Forte Ventimiglia new harbor

3.00pm: Start of the passage race – Cala del Forte Ventimiglia - Yacht Club de Monaco

6.30pm: Presentation of the book “L’Entreprenant Monsieur Mégevet 1874 - 1932” by the author Daniel Charles

7.00pm: Presentation of the book "Puritan - the Portrait of an American Queen" by her owner Tomas de Vargas Machuca, and its author Francesca Webster

Followed by:  Signing of the books by their authors

9.00am - 6.00pm: Inspection of yachts by “La Belle Classe Restoration” Jury

11.00am: Elegance Parade for classic sailing yachts

12 noon: First warning signal for the Dinghy 12’ class

12 noon: Start of race for classic sailing yachts – coastal race

2.30pm: Elegance Parade for period motor-yachts and classic motorboats

3.30pm: All boats gather in front of Oceanographic Museum

4.00pm - 5.00pm: Monaco Classic Week Grand Parade

7.00pm: Prize-giving & Closing Cocktail - Lucciana jetty (by invitation – dress code : Yachtman attire)