13th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe
13-17 septembre 2017

 

The quays were buzzing on the second day of Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe. With a Special Weather Forecast announced along the coast, the Race Committee took the wise decision on Thursday morning to only race the 15M IR class in the interests of safety. The rest of the fleet stayed in the YCM Marina and took the opportunity to prepare for other events coming up, such as the elegance parades on Saturday, and take part in today’s Chefs Competition.

 

 

15M IRs enjoy splendid isolation

The four 15M IRs therefore had Monaco Bay to themselves. A 20-knot south-westerly provided challenging conditions that saw The Lady Anne break her topmast in the last race, although it did nothing to stop the crew from finishing the race. In the provisional overall ranking this evening, Mariska leads equal on points with The Lady Anne, followed by Hispania and Tuiga. The class are competing in the second of three stages of their Annual Trophy. Racing continues until Saturday.

 

 

Chefs come to the table

 

Meanwhile ashore, the Chefs Competition, a contest run since the very first Monaco Classic Week, was in full swing with 13 boats entered this year. The concept is simple: to create a dish that goes with champagne from a basket of ingredients chosen by the jury and given to them this morning. Competitors had several hours to produce their take on bouillabaisse. Some were clearly feeling the pressure, “I hope they will like it,” said one nervous sailor on Cambria. “These are renowned chefs judging our efforts, so yes there is pressure,” agreed others during the tastings which took place in the YCM Meeting Room.

 

Finally, late afternoon the dishes were presented to members of the jury presided by the legendary Jacques Maximim. Meilleur Ouvrier de France, Michelin-starred for 28 years and head of 15 establishments seven of which have Michelin stars, he was assisted by Christian Plumail (Yacht Club de Monaco), Christian Garcia (Prince’s Palace), Philippe Johannes (Fairmont Monte Carlo) and Eva Casanova (Moët Hennessy).

Three classic sailing yachts came through with flying colours. In 3rd place was the gaff schooner Morwenna, followed by the three-mast Creole, who is celebrating her 90th anniversary, with 1st place going to Trinakria. The chef of this 50m three-mast schooner, launched 1927 as a Bulgarian training ship and converted by her current owner to an offshore cruiser, wiped the floor with the others according to the jury. “He really stood out, said Christian Plumail. “The level continues to rise and today we came close to perfection with this winning dish – an original creation combining tradition and modernity with molecular cuisine.” For Jacques Maximim, “The approaches taken for all the bouillabaisse dishes were well executed, and the end result very good, even though some of the chefs taking part are not professional.”

 

Results
1st Trinakria
2nd Creole
3rd Morwenna

 

Rendezvous Friday 15th September at 11.00am when racing begins for the 15M IRs and the other classic boats, with the 12’ Dinghy class joining the party.

 

 

Provisional programme (subject to change)

 

Provisional programme (subject to change)

 

Friday 15th September
11.00am 15M IR, classic boat and 12’ Dinghy class races
12 noon-4.00pm Regularity event for motorboats followed by picnic at sea

 

Saturday 16th September: The Belle Époque of the Roaring Twenties – each to his own style!
11.00am 15M IR, classic boat and 12’ Dinghy class races
2.00pm-3.30pm Elegance parade for motorboats
2.30pm-3.30pm Exhibition of vintage rowing skiffs in the YCM Marina
(in collaboration with the Société Nautique de Monaco)
4.30pm-5.30pm Elegance Parade (sailing-yachts)

 

Sunday 17th September
11.00am Prize-giving (by invitation)

 

>> Photos de la MCW17 >>

 

13th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe
13-17 septembre 2017

 

The quays were buzzing on the second day of Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe. With a Special Weather Forecast announced along the coast, the Race Committee took the wise decision on Thursday morning to only race the 15M IR class in the interests of safety. The rest of the fleet stayed in the YCM Marina and took the opportunity to prepare for other events coming up, such as the elegance parades on Saturday, and take part in today’s Chefs Competition.

 

 

15M IRs enjoy splendid isolation

The four 15M IRs therefore had Monaco Bay to themselves. A 20-knot south-westerly provided challenging conditions that saw The Lady Anne break her topmast in the last race, although it did nothing to stop the crew from finishing the race. In the provisional overall ranking this evening, Mariska leads equal on points with The Lady Anne, followed by Hispania and Tuiga. The class are competing in the second of three stages of their Annual Trophy. Racing continues until Saturday.

 

 

Chefs come to the table

 

Meanwhile ashore, the Chefs Competition, a contest run since the very first Monaco Classic Week, was in full swing with 13 boats entered this year. The concept is simple: to create a dish that goes with champagne from a basket of ingredients chosen by the jury and given to them this morning. Competitors had several hours to produce their take on bouillabaisse. Some were clearly feeling the pressure, “I hope they will like it,” said one nervous sailor on Cambria. “These are renowned chefs judging our efforts, so yes there is pressure,” agreed others during the tastings which took place in the YCM Meeting Room.

 

Finally, late afternoon the dishes were presented to members of the jury presided by the legendary Jacques Maximim. Meilleur Ouvrier de France, Michelin-starred for 28 years and head of 15 establishments seven of which have Michelin stars, he was assisted by Christian Plumail (Yacht Club de Monaco), Christian Garcia (Prince’s Palace), Philippe Johannes (Fairmont Monte Carlo) and Eva Casanova (Moët Hennessy).

Three classic sailing yachts came through with flying colours. In 3rd place was the gaff schooner Morwenna, followed by the three-mast Creole, who is celebrating her 90th anniversary, with 1st place going to Trinakria. The chef of this 50m three-mast schooner, launched 1927 as a Bulgarian training ship and converted by her current owner to an offshore cruiser, wiped the floor with the others according to the jury. “He really stood out, said Christian Plumail. “The level continues to rise and today we came close to perfection with this winning dish – an original creation combining tradition and modernity with molecular cuisine.” For Jacques Maximim, “The approaches taken for all the bouillabaisse dishes were well executed, and the end result very good, even though some of the chefs taking part are not professional.”

 

Results
1st Trinakria
2nd Creole
3rd Morwenna

 

Rendezvous Friday 15th September at 11.00am when racing begins for the 15M IRs and the other classic boats, with the 12’ Dinghy class joining the party.

 

 

Provisional programme (subject to change)

 

Provisional programme (subject to change)

 

Friday 15th September
11.00am 15M IR, classic boat and 12’ Dinghy class races
12 noon-4.00pm Regularity event for motorboats followed by picnic at sea

 

Saturday 16th September: The Belle Époque of the Roaring Twenties – each to his own style!
11.00am 15M IR, classic boat and 12’ Dinghy class races
2.00pm-3.30pm Elegance parade for motorboats
2.30pm-3.30pm Exhibition of vintage rowing skiffs in the YCM Marina
(in collaboration with the Société Nautique de Monaco)
4.30pm-5.30pm Elegance Parade (sailing-yachts)

 

Sunday 17th September
11.00am Prize-giving (by invitation)

 

>> Photos de la MCW17 >>