Members Cocktail 


Monday 28th June 2021. It was for the traditional Summer Cocktail, when the Yacht Club de Monaco family get together, that their President HSH Prince Albert II arrived aboard Serene, a 100% electric powered boat. It was a memorable occasion symbolising YCM’s commitment to protecting the marine environment, just a week away from the 8th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge (6-10 July) when the Club puts the spotlight on alternative propulsion systems.


A rendezvous to celebrate

Fully respecting the latest government guidelines, around 50 new members gathered by the pool to be formally welcomed into their new Club. At the YCM this involves receiving certificates and the men swapping the ties they arrived in with the Club tie, before the toast and blue cocktail which mark their belonging to the Club. Compered by Ferxel Fourgon, a well-known voice among Monegasques, and Lara Gautier, Miss Côte d’Azur and a runner up in the 2021 Miss France ,who worked at the Yacht Club, the evening agenda was a full one. HSH Prince Albert II took the opportunity to congratulate YCM member Guido Miani for winning the 68th Rolex Giraglia, the biggest offshore race in the Mediterranean, and his team on the Maxi Arca SGR. A talented helmsman, Guido Miani will again be on the start of a major offshore race when he competes in the 16th Palermo-Montecarlo, a 500-nautical-mile event that he has won three times (once in real time, twice in corrected time). In keeping with its ‘Art de Vivre la Mer’ philosophy, Yacht Club de Monaco then unveiled the new lines of the pool bar area, designed and built by Moët Hennessy in the presence of François-Xavier Desplancke, CEO at Moët Hennessy Diageo. Inaugurated by the Sovereign, and christened with a ‘champagne sabrage’ as the Club’s Head Sommelier Lionel Campan ceremoniously sliced the top off a magnum with a sword, there is no doubt the new arrivals into the YCM family will be taking advantage of this beautifully refurbished area very soon. As this is the year of the biennial Monaco Classic Week (8-12 September 2021), Moët Hennessy wished to pay homage to the Scottish roots of the Club’s 1909 gaff cutter Tuiga. Maxime Navarre, Europe Director Moët Hennessy Private, unveiled the rare elegant single cask Tuiga whisky, crafted by the prestigious Glenmorangie distillery (which has the tallest stills in Scotland), and aged in a bourbon cask in the Highlands. Only 250 numbered bottles of this 26-year-old whisky will be produced. Time now for the summer season and the next SeAdventures Camp (12th July 2021) for children to discover sailing and other water sports as they absorb the importance of protecting the marine environment.