Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe

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13 September 2017

Today is the start for a week of maritime elegance. Monaco Classic Week, La Belle Classe starts its 13th edition under the sign of a short journey to classic times. 

The harbour fills with maritime pieces of jewelry like Creole (1927), considered Charles Nicholson's masterpiece. Also, the impressive 58m three-master was followed by the William Fife design Moonbeam IV (1914), once owned by Prince Rainier III under the name Deo Juvante, and Puritan (1931), one of John J. Alden's most beautiful schooners, making a comeback to the Principality after its first participation at Monaco Classic Week in 1994. 

Monaco Classic Week is unique in its way, being the only one in the world to create an event around sailing and motor boats. In this editioon, there are 21 big boats and also 80 classic boats including the four 15M IR yachts, 40 motorboats including 26 Rivas, 4 period motor-yachts, and 40 of the charming 12' Dinghies.

Provisional programme (subject to change)

Wednesday 13th September
9.00am Start of technical inspections by the La Belle Classe Restoration jury
12 noon 15M IR and classic boat races

Thursday 14th September
9.00am Technical inspections by the La Belle Classe Restoration jury
9.00am-10.00am Chefs Competition (distribution of ingredients)
11.00am 15M IR and classic boat races
5.00pm-7.00pm Chefs Competition: presentation of dishes on the quays with Moët Hennessy

Friday 15th September
11.00am 15M IR, classic boat and 12' Dinghy class races 
12 noon-4.00pm Regularity event for motorboats followed by picnic at sea

Saturday 16th September: The Belle Époque of the Roaring Twenties - each to his own style!
11.00am 15M IR, classic boat and 12' Dinghy class races
2.00pm-3.30pm Elegance parade for motorboats 
2.30pm-3.30pm Exhibition of vintage rowing skiffs in the YCM Marina 
(in collaboration with the Société Nautique de Monaco)
4.30pm-5.30pm Elegance Parade (sailing-yachts)

Sunday 17th September
11.00am Prize-giving (by invitation)