The Yacht Club de Monaco has much to celebrate as it enters 2019. Be they in Optimist, Laser, Nacra or kiteboarding, 95 young sailors fly the YCM burgee on race areas across Europe supervised by four coaches. Last night, they were joined by dozens of adult members who sail all year round on one-designs (J/70, Smeralda 888, Melges, RC44…) or on the Club’s flagship Tuiga (1909), the whole YCM sailing family united to celebrate the end of 2018.

It was the ideal opportunity to launch the Monaco Sport Academy to encourage competitive sports and help athletes reach their personal and professional goals. 

 

 

With a mission to support talented youngsters in their personal, physical, psychological, sporting and academic development, the Monaco Sport Academy offers a complete package to candidates aged 10 to 22 who are either Monegasque, resident in the Principality or a YCM member.

The first year group starts in 2019 using the Sports Section’s facilities and La Belle Classe Academy training centre, with the support of generous donors in a Committee presided by Philippe Ghanem, who will study applications and select 11 candidates.

 

The Monaco Sport Academy’s ambition is to expand this initiative to embrace other sports disciplines practiced in the Principality. It is all part of the YCM’s vision to promote nautical vocations and position Monaco as ‘Capital of Yachting’.

 

The Yacht Club de Monaco has much to celebrate as it enters 2019. Be they in Optimist, Laser, Nacra or kiteboarding, 95 young sailors fly the YCM burgee on race areas across Europe supervised by four coaches. Last night, they were joined by dozens of adult members who sail all year round on one-designs (J/70, Smeralda 888, Melges, RC44…) or on the Club’s flagship Tuiga (1909), the whole YCM sailing family united to celebrate the end of 2018.

It was the ideal opportunity to launch the Monaco Sport Academy to encourage competitive sports and help athletes reach their personal and professional goals. 

 

 

With a mission to support talented youngsters in their personal, physical, psychological, sporting and academic development, the Monaco Sport Academy offers a complete package to candidates aged 10 to 22 who are either Monegasque, resident in the Principality or a YCM member.

The first year group starts in 2019 using the Sports Section’s facilities and La Belle Classe Academy training centre, with the support of generous donors in a Committee presided by Philippe Ghanem, who will study applications and select 11 candidates.

 

The Monaco Sport Academy’s ambition is to expand this initiative to embrace other sports disciplines practiced in the Principality. It is all part of the YCM’s vision to promote nautical vocations and position Monaco as ‘Capital of Yachting’.