Fête de la Mer | Saturday 25th June 2022


Friday 24th June 2022. As it does every year, Yacht Club de Monaco welcomes young and old for the Fête de la Mer celebrating St Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, as a reminder of the timeless link the Principality has with the Mediterranean.

For decades, this annual family gathering has been a chance to get together in the spirit of yesteryear in the Condamine to try out activities in, on and under the sea. In partnership with the Pontons de Monaco Association, Société Nautique de Monaco (rowing club), Monaco’s city hall, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Government, SEPM, Oceanographic Institute, Roca Jet Club de Monaco, sports fishing federation (Fédération Monégasque de Pêches Sportives), Centre de Sauvetage Aquatique et de Plongée de Monaco – scuba diving for children, and Club d’Exploration Sous-Marine de Monaco, the Yacht Club de Monaco puts together a summer programme.


All afloat

Sailing boats, rowing boats and motorboats are among the many watercraft to join the traditional parade that kicks-off the day’s festivities. After a blessing by Deacon Robert Ferrua off the Oceanographic Museum the fleet will head in the Cap Martin direction to go round a buoy and enter Port Hercule to the sound of all those in the harbour blowing their fog horns to create a cacophony of sound.


Something for everyone

Highlights include scuba diving, sailing, jet skis, surf foils, inflatables, fishing workshops, Monaco Energy Boat Challenge simulator sessions, painting and environmental awareness of the sea, thanks to the invaluable support of the Malizia team who will be in charge of educational component.

Also of note is the naming of Aira 22, the new Navi Cap boat project. Launched at the instigation of YCM member Elena Sivoldaeva, the boat will give people of all ages with a disability the chance to go sailing supervised by a team of YCM instructors and coaches. An initiative that sums up the day the purpose of which is to give everyone an opportunity to enjoy the sea in their own way!


Full programme and information on the website www.ycm.org