Founded by Prince Rainier and presided over by His Serene Highness the Sovereign Prince Albert II since 1984, the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) is regarded as a driving force on the Mediterranean regatta scene.
The club has its roots in the principality’s Société des Régates, whose origins date back to 1862, and is today behind a roster of events that includes the 500-nautical mile Palermo-Montecarlo offshore race and Monaco Classic Week.
In June 2014, in honour of the inauguration of the YCM’s new clubhouse, the Yacht Club Italiano offered to nish the Giraglia Rolex Cup offshore race in Monaco for the only time in the event’s 62-year history. As a partner of the race and both clubs, Rolex was a privileged partici- pant in this momentous occasion.
The motto of the Yacht Club de Monaco is “One Spirit, One Team, One Club”. To be a member re- quires perfection of an “art de vivre la mer”, a desire to preserve and foster respect for nautical etiquette and the marine environ- ment, to perpetuate and pass on heritage. The new clubhouse, designed by world- renowned architect Lord Norman Foster, is a striking manifestation of the club’s ideals.
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