Yacht Club de Monaco
Founded by Prince Rainier III in 1953 and presided by HSH Prince Albert II since 1984, Yacht Club de Monaco is an exclusive private club which unites 2,500 members from 79 nationalities. In accordance with its statutes, this private club differs from others in that it also has a public service remit. Not only does it play a key role in bringing life to the harbour, and as a catalyst for all yachting-related activities in Monaco, YCM contributes to promoting the Principality and its influence abroad. At the instigation of its President, HSH Prince Albert II, it pursues a dynamic environmental policy, which includes the SEA Index, a benchmark for 40+m yachts to measure the CO2 emissions of their propulsion systems and generators.
While the Club remains very attached to safeguarding maritime heritage through exceptional events like Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe (8-12 September 2021), YCM also has eyes to the future with meetings like the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge (6-10 July 2021) which puts the spotlight on clean alternative propulsion systems to build the future of yachting.