The quayside in front of the Yacht Club de Monaco’s magnificent clubhouse on Quai Louis II was buzzing with activity today, as the crews gathered for the inaugural Monaco Swan One Design set about their final preparations.
With a week to go to the inaugural Monaco Swan One Design, to be hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) from 26 to 31 March, a competitive fleet has been drawn from eight nations.
In 12 months, a fleet of magnificent yachts will start from the island of Lanzarote, in the Canaries, to rally to Christophe Harbour, a premier superyacht and resort community on the southeast peninsula of St Kitts, in the north of the Antilles.
Buoyed by the success of the first four editions, the Yacht Club de Monaco is to expand the solar-powered boat event to embrace all clean energy sources.
The 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart will be remembered for many things: an astonishingly quick pace, a new record and a reversal of fortune in the contest for line honours.
Knowing what they do about the intensity, and the extremely high level of competition within the 52 SUPER SERIES, the crew of double Olympian, Eduardo de Souza Ramos, considers their debut season to be about learning and experience building.
The German Hallberg-Rassy 37 “Thyra” has won the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers overall. She won out of 127 yachts on the starting list.