Exploring the history and tradition of the Yacht Club de Monaco
The Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) is one of the most active and exclusive clubs of the Mediterranean Sea. For its strategic position and as a homeport favoured by superyachts and classical yachts owners, the Principality has always been a key yachting destination
Yacht Club de Monaco plays a key role on the international yachting scene, and at least a quarter of the world largest 100 superyachts displays its red and white burgee.
Prince Rainier III of Monaco founded it in 1953 after the Société des Régates, with the aim to “develop, encourage, and serve the promotion of the Principality in the Yachting sector”. The royal Monegasque family has ever since exerted considerable influence in the club, with Prince Albert being its current president, and has developed the sporting side of the club, reinforcing regattas training and creating new international events. To this extent, the Yacht club sponsors events with its own fleets, such as the Malizia’s Atlantic voyages or the Tuiga’s (the flagship of the club) participation to worldwide regattas.
Furthermore, the YCM supports the respect for etiquette at sea, safeguarding the environment, honouring the club’s sailing heritage and promoting the latest nautical technologies. Its values, which the club itself labelled “La Belle Classe”, are a mandatory prerequisite for its members.