This is always a much-awaited rendezvous for Monegasques and all sailing enthusiasts. From Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th of September, the 14th edition of the Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe will highlight sailboats and yachts from the past.

If many are passionate about cars of old, there are also many lovers of maritime heritage. Thus, in 1994, the Yacht Club of Monaco decided to create a biennale that would be entirely devoted to the first generation yachts, the Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe, which brings together, in the Bay of Monaco, traditional sailing boats, motorboats, and first motor-yachts. A maritime biennale that attracts more and more fans and curious collectors with every occasion. So much so that now, more than 150 ships of the kind come together and sail, to the delight of their public.

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The boats will arrive on Monday the 9th and Tuesday the 10th of September and the members of the Yacht Club of Monaco will be able to attend, on Tuesday evening, a cinema-conference focusing on Monaco and the sea. On the 11th of September, all day long, it will be the arrival by crane of the various motorboats and starting at 11 am, the metric and traditional sailboat regatta will be held. At 7 pm, the official opening of the biennale will be set in motion. On Thursday the 12th, Friday the 13th, and Saturday the 14th, we will get to the heart of the matter with technical inspections by the Jury of the “Belle Classe Restauration” Prize, as well as regularity, maneuverability, and elegance scores with a parade that always leaves an impression. The awards will be given on Sunday, September 15th.

*Article originally published in the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.