Classic yachts in Monte Carlo: XIV Monaco Classic Week Open for Entries

Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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Registration is now open for the XIVth edition of the Monaco Classic Week, the biennial international event for classic sailing and motor yachts in Monte Carlo, from September 11th through the 15th, 2019.

On-line registration is open and official entry yachts will be given free mooring in Monte Carlo for the entire week.

This edition’s theme is the United States of America, commemorating yachts designed or built in the USA.

 

America at the fourteenth Monaco Classic Week

Since its beginning in 1994, the biennial Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe is one of the most important and popular events for classic yachts in the Mediterranean. Twenty-five years after the first edition, for almost an entire week, the Principality of Monte Carlo will host the most beautiful yachts sailing today, designed by famous yacht designers (including John Alden and Olin Stephens), built by famous shipyards (including Herreshoff, Chris-Craft, Garwood and Hacker-Craft).

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Credit: Carlo Borlenghi

The 14th edition is dedicated to the United States of America, one of Prince Alberto II of Monaco’s favourite countries. A special “American Village” will commemorate the nautical heritage of the country that has made such an important contribution to the history and development of yachting around the world. 70 yachts are expected to compete in the racing, parades and elegance contests. Any yacht may ask to participate (online at www.ycm.org/mcw2019).

A special selection of yachts will be chosen for official invitation: those chosen will have entry fees waived and will be given free mooring for the duration of the event. Owners and crew will also be invited to participate in the shoreside activities on the docks and at the Yacht Club de Monaco.

Monaco classics yachts 1Studio Borlenghi S.Gattini

Credit: Studio Borlenghi/S.Gattini

Types of yachts and the American Village

The numerous classes represented at the Monaco Classic Week will also include yachts designed under the International (Meter) Rule. The fleet dates from the early 1900’s and vaunts participation in the Olympics and numerous international regattas. All four surviving 15 Meters will be present: the 1909 gaff cutter Tuiga, flying the Yacht Club de Monaco burgee, with a special evening celebrating 110 years from her launch; The Lady Anne from 1912; Hispania, also from 1909, commissioned by then King of Spain Alfonso XIII; Mariska from 1908.

Several schooners belonging to the International Schooner Association will hold the second event of their 2019 circuit, among them Puritan, 1931, and Orianda, 1937. Numerous other fleets will also be present, including the 12’ Dinghy, designed by George Cockshott in 1913, wooden Rivas and Chris-Crafts from the USA.

Invitations will be extended to selected nautical associations to host stands inside the American Village; invitations will also go out to commercial enterprises involved in classic yachting. A list of affiliated hotels, residences and apartments will soon be published.

Monaco Classics Marina Studio Borlenghi S.Gattini 002

Credit: Studio Borlenghi/S.Gattini

Monaco Classic Week 2019 Programme

Monday 09/09/2019

  • 12.00 – 18.00 Arrival, welcome and registration at the Yacht Club Monaco Marina

Tuesday 10/09/2019

  • 09.00 – 18.00 Arrival, welcome and registration at the Yacht Club Monaco Marina

Wednesday 11/09/2019

  • 09.00 – 18.00 Arrival, registration and launch of the Canots Automobiles

  • 11.00 Racing for Metric Classes, Vintage and Classic Yachts

  • 20.00 Monaco Classic Week Welcome Cocktail

Thursday 12/09/2019

  • 09.00 – 10.00 Distribution of ingredients for the Chef’s Contest

  • 09.00 – 18.00 Yacht inspection by the “La Belle Classe Restauration” jury

  • 11.00 Racing for Metric Classes, Vintage and Classic Yachts

  • 11.00 Regularity Race for Motor Yachts and Canots Automobiles

  • 17.00 – 19.00 Chef’s Contest with Moët Hennessy, dockside presentation of the dishes

  • 20.00 Crew Party

Friday 13/09/2019

  • 09.00 – 18.00 Yacht inspection by the “La Belle Classe Restauration” jury

  • 11.00 Racing for Metric Classes, Vintage and Classic Yachts

  • 11.00 Racing for the 12’ Dinghy Class

  • 11.00 Maneuverability Race for Motor Yachts and Canots Automobiles

  • 20.30 La Belle Classe Evening (by Moët Hennessy invitation)

Saturday 14/09/2019

  • 09.00 – 18.00 Yacht inspection by the “La Belle Classe Restauration” jury

  • All Day Concours d’Elegance, all Sail and Motor Yachts

  • 11.00 Racing for Metric Classes, Vintage and Classic Yachts

  • 11.00 Racing for the 12’ Dinghy Class

  • 11.00 Concours d’Elegance, Parade for Canots Automobiles

  • 20.00 American Night

Sunday 15/09/2019

  • 11.00 Prize Giving

 

Yacht Club de Monaco

E-mail: mcw@ycm.org
Tel. +377 93 10 63 00
Online registration: www.ycm.org/mcw19

 

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