Exploration: the Essence of Yachting

 

As part of the 4th Monaco Ocean Week taking place 23-28 March 2020, the Yacht Club de Monaco is organising a double event on Thursday 26th March dedicated to luxury yachting, particularly yachts that can be classed as “Explorers”:

 

  • The 10th La Belle Classe Superyachts environmental symposium: a full day of talks and debates for owners and captains on the theme “Exploration: the Essence of Yachting”, and presentation of a new environmental index towards a sustainable yachting future.

 

  • The YCM Explorer Awards by La Belle Classe Superyachts, under the presidency of HSH Prince Albert II. The deadline for submitting nominations is 20th January 2020.

 

Launched in 2018, every year the YCM Explorer Awards by La Belle Classe Superyachts recognise owners who have distinguished themselves by their commitment to protecting the marine environment, be it as a result of their yacht’s design or navigations.

 

Chaired by South African explorer Mike Horn, an international jury of experts in this field will be taking into account six key criteria:

  • Navigations in regions with little or no traffic, even hostile areas;
  • Explorations for the benefit of the international scientific community for better knowledge of the marine environment;
  • Actions to preserve the Ocean and its biodiversity;
  • Maritime adventures that command respect and admiration for those involved;
  • Expeditions which generate a sharing of emotion and transmission of experience to the widest possible international audience;
  • Nautical actions that promote the Yacht Club de Monaco’s fundamental maritime, environmental and technological values.

 

This year the Yacht Club de Monaco and Credit Suisse are adding weight to their collaboration, and nominees’ selection in the Technology and Innovation category, with introduction of an environmental index targeting air pollution generated by luxury yachts. The aim is to offer an environmental impact management model for owners keen to adopt a sustainable approach towards environmental excellence. Logically this requires a synergy between the vessel’s technical specifications and the conduct of crew and guests onboard.

 

A reminder that last year five prizes were awarded by HSH Prince Albert II, President of the Yacht Club de Monaco:

  1. M/Y Bravo Eugenia, 109m – Technology & Innovation
  2. M/Y Alucia, 56m – Mediation & Science
  3. M/Y E&E, 42m – Adventure & Environmental Ethics
  4. S/Y Tara, 36m – Coup de Cœur
  5. M/Y Polar Front, 54m – Jury Special Prize

 

An ambitious project it is an extension of the “Monaco, Capital of Yachting” project, initiated by the Yacht Club de Monaco.

 

 


TENTATIVE PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 26th MARCH 2020
at the Yacht Club de Monaco

 

From 9.00am to 5.00pm: 10th LA BELLE CLASSE SUPERYACHTS ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM “EXPLORATION: THE ESSENCE OF YACHTING”
Registration required (owners@ycm.org)

 

At 7.00pm: YCM EXPLORER AWARDS BY LA BELLE CLASSE SUPERYACHTS

By invitation (owners@ycm.org)

 

Exploration: the Essence of Yachting

 

As part of the 4th Monaco Ocean Week taking place 23-28 March 2020, the Yacht Club de Monaco is organising a double event on Thursday 26th March dedicated to luxury yachting, particularly yachts that can be classed as “Explorers”:

 

  • The 10th La Belle Classe Superyachts environmental symposium: a full day of talks and debates for owners and captains on the theme “Exploration: the Essence of Yachting”, and presentation of a new environmental index towards a sustainable yachting future.

 

  • The YCM Explorer Awards by La Belle Classe Superyachts, under the presidency of HSH Prince Albert II. The deadline for submitting nominations is 20th January 2020.

 

Launched in 2018, every year the YCM Explorer Awards by La Belle Classe Superyachts recognise owners who have distinguished themselves by their commitment to protecting the marine environment, be it as a result of their yacht’s design or navigations.

 

Chaired by South African explorer Mike Horn, an international jury of experts in this field will be taking into account six key criteria:

  • Navigations in regions with little or no traffic, even hostile areas;
  • Explorations for the benefit of the international scientific community for better knowledge of the marine environment;
  • Actions to preserve the Ocean and its biodiversity;
  • Maritime adventures that command respect and admiration for those involved;
  • Expeditions which generate a sharing of emotion and transmission of experience to the widest possible international audience;
  • Nautical actions that promote the Yacht Club de Monaco’s fundamental maritime, environmental and technological values.

 

This year the Yacht Club de Monaco and Credit Suisse are adding weight to their collaboration, and nominees’ selection in the Technology and Innovation category, with introduction of an environmental index targeting air pollution generated by luxury yachts. The aim is to offer an environmental impact management model for owners keen to adopt a sustainable approach towards environmental excellence. Logically this requires a synergy between the vessel’s technical specifications and the conduct of crew and guests onboard.

 

A reminder that last year five prizes were awarded by HSH Prince Albert II, President of the Yacht Club de Monaco:

  1. M/Y Bravo Eugenia, 109m – Technology & Innovation
  2. M/Y Alucia, 56m – Mediation & Science
  3. M/Y E&E, 42m – Adventure & Environmental Ethics
  4. S/Y Tara, 36m – Coup de Cœur
  5. M/Y Polar Front, 54m – Jury Special Prize

 

An ambitious project it is an extension of the “Monaco, Capital of Yachting” project, initiated by the Yacht Club de Monaco.

 

 


TENTATIVE PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 26th MARCH 2020
at the Yacht Club de Monaco

 

From 9.00am to 5.00pm: 10th LA BELLE CLASSE SUPERYACHTS ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM “EXPLORATION: THE ESSENCE OF YACHTING”
Registration required (owners@ycm.org)

 

At 7.00pm: YCM EXPLORER AWARDS BY LA BELLE CLASSE SUPERYACHTS

By invitation (owners@ycm.org)