MONACO CLASSIC WEEK – LA BELLE CLASSE
11 – 15 September 2019
From 11-15 September 2019, the Yacht Club de Monaco is organising the 14th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe.
This biennial event was the first in the world to showcase both sailing and motor boats from the past, and is testimony to the Yacht Club’s unwavering commitment to maritime heritage. Recalling the first powerboat meetings of 1904, it brings together in one harbour classic yachts, period motor-yachts and vintage motorboats, to which must be added the 12’ Dinghy class fleet that has lit up the bay for the last four editions.
This year, Monaco Classic Week has chosen an American theme to pay tribute and showcase American-built yachts and their designers.
Since its launch in 1994, Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe has become one of the most coveted events on the classic yacht scene in the Mediterranean. Twenty-five years after the first edition, for a week the Principality hosts the most beautiful yachts from the past still sailing, designed by famous naval architects like Nathaniel Herreshoff, John Alden and Olin Stephens and built by famous yards, as well as Chris-Craft, Garwood and Hacker-Craft boats. The 14th edition is dedicated to the United States, one of HSH Prince Albert II’s favourite countries. An ‘American Village’ will commemorate US maritime heritage, which contributed so much to the development of sailing all over the world. A selected 70 yachts are expected (by invitation) to take part in races, parades and of course the traditional Concours d’élégance.