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Yacht Club de Monaco – Monégasque Sailing Federation

© Le Yacht Club de Monaco fête cette année ses 70 ans (Photo © Yacht Club de Monaco)

Where elegance and yachting combine, the yacht club is one of the most exclusive places in Monaco. The building, whose shape is reminiscent of a ship, houses luxurious lounges, theatres for prestigious ceremonies, private parties and other official presentations. A nautical club founded in 1953, it has nearly 1600 members and brings together owners of classic and modern boats, motor-yachts as well as recreational and regatta sailboats. The club has been chaired by Prince Albert II since 1984.

In 2005, the President of the club launched the “La Belle Classe” label, to unite shipowners around a Charter, defending essential values: respect for etiquette, protection of the environment, preservation of the heritage of classic yachts and innovation for superyachts.

Then, on 20 June 2014, the Yacht Club began a new venture, with the opening of its new Club House, in a building approved by Lord Norman Foster. This showcase of Monégasque Yachting has encouraged – in accordance with the Sovereign’s wishes – the creation of the “Yachting Monaco” Cluster and “La Belle Classe Academy”. The latter is a training centre specialising in super yachting.