Port Hercule is set to celebrate Fête de la Mer this Saturday 29th June 2019. A day when the YCM Marina will be transformed into a giant playground for young and old alike to try out the latest trends in fun seaside activities, all of which are free but need to be booked in advance. A great day out for families, activities include a giant slide, sailing initiations, sea kayaks, kiteboarding, paddle-boarding workshops, scuba-diving sessions, water walking balls for the tiny tots – and more. A boat parade and sea chanties sung by the choir from the Rainier III Music and Theatre Academy are also on the programme.

 

This year again, the YCM is partnering the Mairie, the ‘Société Nautique de Monaco’ (rowing club), ‘Pontons de Monaco’ association, and other Monegasque institutions linked to the sea, including the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Oceanographic Institute, the scuba-diving ‘Club d’Exploration Sous-Marine de Monaco’ and the ‘Association Monégasque de la Protection de la Nature’. All were keen to join forces with the Club to provide a packed programme. 

 

The day begins with the now traditional boat parade. This year it will remember the tragic accident on 7th June in Les Sables-d’Olonne when three lifeboat crew lost their lives during a sea rescue operation. Monaco’s archbishop, Monseigneur Bernard Barsi will perform his blessing and throw a wreath into the sea in their memory.  The parade will be led by the SNSM (French lifeboat association) boat from Menton, followed by the YCM’s two ambassadors: Tuiga (1909 gaff cutter) and Malizia II (IMOCA 60). Any captain and their boat are welcome to participate in the parade which gathers in front of the Oceanographic Museum and processes to the Club.

 

Activities continue throughout the day. Scuba-diving initiations take place in the Yacht Club’s pool on Deck 2. From the fifth floor the bravest can zoom down the giant slide into the marina where paddle-boards, kayaks, walking on water balls and a Giga Aqua course await them.

 

New activities include flite-boarding, pedal-boarding, and a simulator for amateur fishermen, in partnership with Monaco’s Fishing Federation. There will also be small electric boats that kids can try out if accompanied by an adult to discover the joys of boating in the harbour, and DIY enthusiasts can try their hand at building models of solar boats.

 

A reminder that the following weekend sees the start of the Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge (2-6 July 2019) that aims to encourage development of sustainable yachting for the future.

https://mcsebc.org/.   

At 12 noon, the parade arrives and after short speeches by Fête de la Mer representatives the choir from the Music and Theatre Academy will perform. 

For the competitive, there will be paddleboard, sailing and kayak races, while others can relax in the zen bubble and go home emblazoned with a temporary marine-themed tattoo. 

Fête de la Mer is open to everyone – so on with your swimsuits and dive in!

 

Port Hercule is set to celebrate Fête de la Mer this Saturday 29th June 2019. A day when the YCM Marina will be transformed into a giant playground for young and old alike to try out the latest trends in fun seaside activities, all of which are free but need to be booked in advance. A great day out for families, activities include a giant slide, sailing initiations, sea kayaks, kiteboarding, paddle-boarding workshops, scuba-diving sessions, water walking balls for the tiny tots – and more. A boat parade and sea chanties sung by the choir from the Rainier III Music and Theatre Academy are also on the programme.

 

This year again, the YCM is partnering the Mairie, the ‘Société Nautique de Monaco’ (rowing club), ‘Pontons de Monaco’ association, and other Monegasque institutions linked to the sea, including the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Oceanographic Institute, the scuba-diving ‘Club d’Exploration Sous-Marine de Monaco’ and the ‘Association Monégasque de la Protection de la Nature’. All were keen to join forces with the Club to provide a packed programme. 

 

The day begins with the now traditional boat parade. This year it will remember the tragic accident on 7th June in Les Sables-d’Olonne when three lifeboat crew lost their lives during a sea rescue operation. Monaco’s archbishop, Monseigneur Bernard Barsi will perform his blessing and throw a wreath into the sea in their memory.  The parade will be led by the SNSM (French lifeboat association) boat from Menton, followed by the YCM’s two ambassadors: Tuiga (1909 gaff cutter) and Malizia II (IMOCA 60). Any captain and their boat are welcome to participate in the parade which gathers in front of the Oceanographic Museum and processes to the Club.

 

Activities continue throughout the day. Scuba-diving initiations take place in the Yacht Club’s pool on Deck 2. From the fifth floor the bravest can zoom down the giant slide into the marina where paddle-boards, kayaks, walking on water balls and a Giga Aqua course await them.

 

New activities include flite-boarding, pedal-boarding, and a simulator for amateur fishermen, in partnership with Monaco’s Fishing Federation. There will also be small electric boats that kids can try out if accompanied by an adult to discover the joys of boating in the harbour, and DIY enthusiasts can try their hand at building models of solar boats.

 

A reminder that the following weekend sees the start of the Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge (2-6 July 2019) that aims to encourage development of sustainable yachting for the future.

https://mcsebc.org/.   

At 12 noon, the parade arrives and after short speeches by Fête de la Mer representatives the choir from the Music and Theatre Academy will perform. 

For the competitive, there will be paddleboard, sailing and kayak races, while others can relax in the zen bubble and go home emblazoned with a temporary marine-themed tattoo. 

Fête de la Mer is open to everyone – so on with your swimsuits and dive in!