, 2022-09-30 02:00:00,
MONACO, Sept. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Under the aegis of the collective Monaco Capital of Advanced Yachting brand and following the 2nd Monaco Smart and Sustainable Marina Rendezvous, Yacht Club de Monaco continues to give voice to luxury yachting players. The day after the traditional Owners Lunch, attended by 90 guests, it was the turn of superyacht captains attending the 26th Captains’ Forum, organised by the Captains’ Club, bringing together 150 captains holding a 3000 certificate, working on superyachts flying the YCM flag. Special guest was Scott E. Parazynski, former NASA astronaut who drew similarities between the two worlds.
“Monaco is the capital of yachting, just like Houston is for space missions,” said Parazynski. “There’s so many corollaries between deep sea yachting and space flight, it’s a very committing environment to be offshore with just the resources that you and your team have. Going to space requires a certain type of preparation. There has to be a balance. You have to be very calm while being extremely focused. It is the same for the captains when they go to sea. I feel some sort of kinship with them because they address many of the same type of problems we face in space,” he explained.
A more virtuous future and a more sustainable industry were some of the key topics being discussed. The only way to successfully go in one direction is to facilitate exchanges between clients, owners, shipyards, architects and designers so they work…
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