Primo Cup - UBS Trophy

41° EDITION: March 2025

Launched in 1985 at the instigation of HSH Prince Albert II, a year after becoming the Yacht Club de Monaco’s president, the Primo Cup has established itself as the big meeting that opens the season in the Mediterranean for Europe’s one-design elite.



Triumphs & Innovations at the 40th Primo Cup – Trophée UBS

Monegasque winners in J/70 and Smeralda 888 France’s Robin Folin triumphs in Cape 31 Swiss on…

40 years of innovation and tradition

The 40th Primo Cup-Trophée UBS, the first major international event held under the presidency of…

40 years celebrating one design classes

40th Primo Cup-Trophée UBS Act IV of Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series 7-10 March 2024 40 years…


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Monaco Optimist Team Race

January 2025

For the last 11 years, the team racing elite have descended on the Principality for the Monaco Optimist Team Race. All aged under-14, 18 teams of four compete on a level playing field. The round robin phase when all teams meet each other is followed by the quarter- then semi- then finals which are the highlight of the event. For all contestants the over-riding goal is to help their team win as many matches as possible to stay at the top of the leader board. Organised by Yacht Club de Monaco, the Monaco Optimist Team Race has become the benchmark for young teams from all over the world.

Inspired by the America’s Cup, match racing is a sport in its own right and it is this format that the Monaco Optimist Team Race has embraced. Teams of four from each nation go head to head with all the other teams in the round robin heats, at the end of which the best go through to the quarters and then semi-finals, before the grand finale on Sunday.



Turkey sweeps the board

14th Monaco Optimist Team Race Turkey sweeps the board 10-14 January 2024   Sunday 14th January…

Faultless domination 

Monaco Optimist Team Race  Faultless domination  10-14 January 2024    Saturday 13th January 2024 –…

Event gets underway 

  Monaco Optimist Team Race  Event gets underway  10-14 January 2024    Wednesday 10th January 2024…


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Monaco Ocean Week

As part of Monaco Ocean Week, an initiative of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation alongside the Monaco Oceanographic Institute and Monaco Scientific Centre, Yacht Club de Monaco was in charge of a day dedicated to Yachting taking place on 23rd March.


Organised in collaboration with The Explorer’s Club of New York, the Environmental Symposium is a day of conference for the industry, owners & captains, under the aegis of its ‘Monaco Capital of Advanced Yachting’ approach.

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YCM Explorer Awards by La Belle Classe Superyachts recognise owners who take their environmental responsibilities seriously. The major criteria for these awards are the owner’s conception of their superyacht, how they use it and what it can do for humanity. It could be a technical innovation that significantly reduces the yacht’s CO2 emissions, the assistance given to scientists, or just an ability to pass on and share adventures at sea so that many more people come to respect, love and protect the Ocean.

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New this year is the 1st Monaco Smart Yacht Rendezvous, organised in partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and YCM. A natural extension of the Monaco Smart & Sustainable Marina Rendezvous, organisers M3 (Monaco Marina Management) continues its drive to promote the eco-responsible transition of yachts over 24m.

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Monaco Smart Yacht Rendezvous

March 2024
Bringing innovation all along a yacht's life cycle

Business Symposium

17e Business Symposium - La Belle Classe Superyachts : Ferbuary, 2025

An annual gathering for the yachting industry, the La Belle Classe Superyachts Business Symposium is an opportunity to analyse developments, challenges and problems in the sector. Organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco as a dinner-debate, it is also a chance for professionals and owners to meet each year in a relaxed friendly ambiance at an always informative event. This is the theme is “Managing the image of Yachting: the importance of keeping it positive”.

8 February 2024

Symposium n°16

« French Riviera, the real weight of the Yachting Industry»

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23 February 2023

Symposium n°15

Leisure boating and sustainability to change yachting’s image

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3 February 2022

Symposium n°14

Retrofit, future of responsible yachting

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16 February 2021

Symposium n°13

How has the Superyacht Industry overcome crises?

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20 February 2020

Symposium n°12

Life Cycle Assessment of a Yacht

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7 February 2019

Symposium n°11

The industry and its shipowners

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7 February 2018

Symposium n°10

Innovation and adaptation the challenges facing the yachting industry in 2018

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30 January 2017

Symposium n°9

Innovation and adaptation the challenges facing the yachting industry in 2018

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21 January 2016

Symposium n°8

An optimistic industry which remains prudent

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22 January 2015

Symposium n°7

Wind of recovery blowing from America for the yachting sector

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29 January 2014

Symposium n°6

After the storm, the yachting industry brightens up

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23 January 2013

Symposium n°5

Strength lies in unity!

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18 January 2012

Symposium n°4

Market for +70 metre Yachts recovers

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20 January 2011

Symposium n°3

Rationalisation beckons in 2011

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21 January 2010

Symposium n°2

Charter at the port and takeover of the second market

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20 January 2009

Symposium n°1

Yachting professionals gather at the Yacht Club de Monaco

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Phone Number

+377 93 10 63 06

Superyacht Chef Competition

April 2025

Nine chefs working on 40+m superyachts have a rendezvous with the Superyacht Chef Competition.
Held under the aegis of YCM’s La Belle Classe Academy training centre, the competition puts the spotlight on gourmet cuisine at sea, another facet of yachting professions. Fully supported by their owners and crew who always come along to encourage them, contestants have to come up with dishes from a basket of mystery ingredients while complying with the contest’s anti-waste criteria. It is all part of the ‘Monaco, Capital of Advanced Yachting’ approach, initiated by YCM to position the Principality as a destination synonymous with excellence and sustainability in the sector.

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Jury 2024


Participants 2024





  • 1- Paolo Ucha Longhin M/Y Hercules 50m
  • 2- Ava Faulkner M/Y Light Holic 60m
  • 3- Mateusz Mitka M/Y Lady Britt 63m
  • 1-Marco Tognon (M/Y Planet Nine - 73m)
  • 2-Tommaso Santoni (M/Y Paloma - 60m)
  • 3-Henrique Antunes (M/Y Mochafy22 - 45m)
  • 1 - Nicolas Petit (M/Y Latitude, 43 m)
  • 2 - Micail Swindells (M/Y GO, 77 m)
  • 3 - Ivan Holmes (M/Y KJOS, 38 m)
  • 1 - Stéphanie Gravier (M/Y Planet Nine, 73 m)
  • 2 - Richard Cullen (M/Y Black Pearl, 107 m)
  • 3 - Bruno Chailan (M/Y Mimtee, 60 m)
  • 1 - Pablo Albuerne (M/Y Tales, 53 m)
  • 2 - Steeve Negouai (M/Y Black Legend, 50 m)
  • 3 - Eric Vugliano (M/Y Rola, 47 m)



Gourmet pleasures: superyacht chefs compete on creativity

Gourmet pleasures: superyacht chefs compete on creativity Superyacht Chef Competition 4th April…

Navigating through flavours!

Superyacht Chef Competition | 4th April 2024    Monaco, 15th March 2024. The clock is ticking…

Yachting & gastronomy: a recipe for success

For the last four years, chefs working on superyachts have met at Yacht Club de Monaco to compete…

Registrations are now open!

Superyacht Chef Competition | 30 March 2023 Tuesday 7th February 2023. Organised by Yacht Club de…

Talent served up on a silver plate

Superyacht Chef Competition | Jeudi 7 April 2022   Friday 8th April 2022. Nine superyacht chefs met…

Nine superyacht chefs at the peak of their art!

Superyacht Chef Competition | Thursday 7th April 2022   Friday 1st April 2022. Under the…


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Phone Number

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YCM Explorer Awards La Belle Classe

Organised under the presidency of HSH Prince Albert II, since 2018 the YCM Explorer Awards La Belle Classe Superyachts have been recognizing owners who stand out for their commitment to protecting the marine environment, be it in the design of their yacht or how they use it. Awarded by a jury of professionals, four prizes pay tribute to these men and women who, as true explorers of tomorrow, perpetuate the “Art de Vivre la Mer” philosophy which is at the heart of the Club’s core values. This year’s award categories are: Technology & Innovation, Science & Discovery, Adventure & Environmental Ethics.

1st Explorer Dock


2024 Edition

REPLAY - 21 march 2024

The 2024 winners

Technology / Innovation


Cachalote Explorer Awards
Latitude Explorer Awrds

Coup de Coeur


Adventure & Environmental Ethics


GIgi Explorer Awards
Archimes explorer awards

Science & Discovery




 Yacht Club de Monaco and The Explorers Club celebrate the spirit of adventure 

Monaco Ocean Week Thursday 21st March 2024   Yacht Club de Monaco and The Explorers Club celebrate…

YCM recognises yacht owner commitment

4th YCM Explorer Awards by La Belle Classe Superyachts  21st March 2023  YCM recognises yacht owner…

Sustainability at the heart of yachting stakeholders concerns

Monaco Ocean Week Yachting Days | Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th March 2023   At the 6th Monaco…

Honouring forward-looking owners

3rd YCM Explorer Awards by La Belle Classe Superyachts | Thursday 23rd March 2023   Thursday 23rd…

The 2023 winners

Technology / Innovation

S/Y Marie Joseph (24 m)

Mediation / Science

M/Y OceanXplorer (87m)

Ethics / Behaviour

S/Y SEAHAWK (60 m)

Coup de Coeur

M/V Plastic Odyssey (40m)

The 2022 winners

Technology / Innovation


Mediation / Science


Ethics / Behaviour


The 2019 winners

Technology / Innovation

M/Y Bravo Eugenia (109m)

Mediation / Science

M/Y Alucia (56m)

Adventure / Ethics / Behaviour

M/Y E&E (42m)


S/Y Tara (36m)

Special Jury Mention

M/Y Polarfront (55m)



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+377 93 10 64 09