, 2023-01-11 04:00:00,
The Yacht Club of Monaco Celebrates the 70th Anniversary with a Packed Programme of Festivities
MONACO, Jan. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — January kicks off a busy events programme for 2023, as the Yacht Club de Monaco celebrates 70 years since it was set up by Prince Rainier III. Presided since 1984 by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, this private club continues to honour its public service remit by organising world class events to promote the destination. The agenda fits within its ‘Monaco, Capital of Advanced Yachting’ approach, initiated by YCM to position the Principality as a centre of excellence in this sector.
The season begins with the 13th Monaco Optimist Team Race. Starting January the 11th, 64 under-14 sailors representing 16 nations gather to dispute a unique race. The format is unusual for an Optimist regatta, a match race being like a duel on water between teams of four as opposed to a fleet race of individuals. The result is 120 races in the knock-out rounds leading up to the finals and requiring finely tuned skills, tactics and above all teamwork. In the run up to the contest to hone their race techniques, teams are already on site to take part in an International Clinic (9-11 January 2023) supervised by Chris Atkins.
The Spotlight then will be on one designs, with the 10th Monaco Sportsboat…
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