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8 January 2019

Andres Soriano wins YCM Awards – Trophée Credit Suisse 2018

At the traditional Winter Cocktail for members at the Yacht Club de Monaco, HSH Prince Albert II paid tribute to the Club’s sailors when he presented the YCM Awards and Credit Suisse Trophy. It was an opportunity for the YCM President to offer his vision for 2019 and launch the Monaco Sport Academy.

 
 
 

Monaco Sport Academy: to support athletes personal and professional development

 

You know how passionate I am about sport, which has the cardinal virtue of passing on to our children a quest for excellence, perseverance, solidarity and tolerance. Essential values helping them to find structure and build their futures. With the launch this evening of the Monaco Sport Academy, the goal is to foster the development of young athletes and help them fulfil their sporting and academic potential from the time their talent emerges, until their transition to becoming professional,” said HSH Prince Albert II.

 

The Monaco Sport Academy is aimed at talented young people aged 10 to 22, who are Monegasques, residents of the Principality or YCM members.  Benefiting from the Sports Section’s facilities and its La Belle Classe Academy training centre, the first year group will start in 2019 with the support of generous donors. They have been brought together in a Committee, chaired by Philippe Ghanem, which will study applications and select 11 candidates. The Monaco Sport Academy’s ambition is to expand this initiative to embrace other disciplines practised in the Principality. It is part of the YCM’s vision to promote vocations related to the sea and position Monaco as Capital of Yachting.

 

 
 

YCM Awards 2018 – Trophée Credit Suisse: perseverance and performance honoured

 

This year the YCM Youth Awards, which encourage talented youngsters, paid tribute to Thomas Mangano in the Laser class and Leonardo Bonelli in the Optimists, the first in the Club’s history to win the Coupe Internationale de Printemps, the largest national Optimist meeting, ahead of 250 competitors.  

 

 

The YCM Awards 2018 also recognises the member who has best defended the Club’s burgee during the past year.  This year the coveted Credit Suisse Trophy went to Andres Soriano, who achieved his best season ever in the TP52, a fiercely competitive class with many crews from the America’s Cup. With his team on Alegre, he won the Owner-Driver World Champion title and came 3rd in the World Championship. A well-deserved trophy won by just a handful of votes by YCM members in his favour, ahead of Nico Poons (Charisma), winner of the 2018 season in the RC44 class.

 

 

A special Combativity Prize was awarded to Boris Herrmann (Malizia II) for his 5th place (out of 20 entrants in the IMOCA class) at the 2018 Route du Rhum. Having covered 4,437 miles at an average speed of 14.5 knots in demanding conditions, Boris Herrmann proved combative, despite being isolated by his option to go north. It was a fine performance by the 37-year-old sailor who was competing in his first solo transatlantic crossing and even managed to lead the fleet for 24 hours. A great lesson in tenacity and courage in the run up to the next Vendée Globe.

 

 

Looking ahead to 2019:

 

– Solar & Energy Boat Challenge 2-6 July 2019. “Invent tomorrow’s world – that is our challenge!” declared the YCM President. It is in this spirit that the YCM organises this unique motorboat event that puts propulsion by clean energy sources in the spotlight, encouraging young engineers to work closely with the boat building industry.

 

Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe 11-15 September. Without a doubt this is the event everyone looks forward to, be they yachtsmen, owners, crew or fans who come to get their fill of beautiful images: the roar of vintage motorboats, the timeless elegance of period motor-yachts or the majestic parades by classic sailing yachts before they go out racing.

 

At the traditional Winter Cocktail for members at the Yacht Club de Monaco, HSH Prince Albert II paid tribute to the Club’s sailors when he presented the YCM Awards and Credit Suisse Trophy. It was an opportunity for the YCM President to offer his vision for 2019 and launch the Monaco Sport Academy.

 
 
 

Monaco Sport Academy: to support athletes personal and professional development

 

You know how passionate I am about sport, which has the cardinal virtue of passing on to our children a quest for excellence, perseverance, solidarity and tolerance. Essential values helping them to find structure and build their futures. With the launch this evening of the Monaco Sport Academy, the goal is to foster the development of young athletes and help them fulfil their sporting and academic potential from the time their talent emerges, until their transition to becoming professional,” said HSH Prince Albert II.

 

The Monaco Sport Academy is aimed at talented young people aged 10 to 22, who are Monegasques, residents of the Principality or YCM members.  Benefiting from the Sports Section’s facilities and its La Belle Classe Academy training centre, the first year group will start in 2019 with the support of generous donors. They have been brought together in a Committee, chaired by Philippe Ghanem, which will study applications and select 11 candidates. The Monaco Sport Academy’s ambition is to expand this initiative to embrace other disciplines practised in the Principality. It is part of the YCM’s vision to promote vocations related to the sea and position Monaco as Capital of Yachting.

 

 
 

YCM Awards 2018 – Trophée Credit Suisse: perseverance and performance honoured

 

This year the YCM Youth Awards, which encourage talented youngsters, paid tribute to Thomas Mangano in the Laser class and Leonardo Bonelli in the Optimists, the first in the Club’s history to win the Coupe Internationale de Printemps, the largest national Optimist meeting, ahead of 250 competitors.  

 

 

The YCM Awards 2018 also recognises the member who has best defended the Club’s burgee during the past year.  This year the coveted Credit Suisse Trophy went to Andres Soriano, who achieved his best season ever in the TP52, a fiercely competitive class with many crews from the America’s Cup. With his team on Alegre, he won the Owner-Driver World Champion title and came 3rd in the World Championship. A well-deserved trophy won by just a handful of votes by YCM members in his favour, ahead of Nico Poons (Charisma), winner of the 2018 season in the RC44 class.

 

 

A special Combativity Prize was awarded to Boris Herrmann (Malizia II) for his 5th place (out of 20 entrants in the IMOCA class) at the 2018 Route du Rhum. Having covered 4,437 miles at an average speed of 14.5 knots in demanding conditions, Boris Herrmann proved combative, despite being isolated by his option to go north. It was a fine performance by the 37-year-old sailor who was competing in his first solo transatlantic crossing and even managed to lead the fleet for 24 hours. A great lesson in tenacity and courage in the run up to the next Vendée Globe.

 

 

Looking ahead to 2019:

 

– Solar & Energy Boat Challenge 2-6 July 2019. “Invent tomorrow’s world – that is our challenge!” declared the YCM President. It is in this spirit that the YCM organises this unique motorboat event that puts propulsion by clean energy sources in the spotlight, encouraging young engineers to work closely with the boat building industry.

 

Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe 11-15 September. Without a doubt this is the event everyone looks forward to, be they yachtsmen, owners, crew or fans who come to get their fill of beautiful images: the roar of vintage motorboats, the timeless elegance of period motor-yachts or the majestic parades by classic sailing yachts before they go out racing.