“One Spirit, one Team, one Club”


To be a member of the Yacht Club de Monaco is above all a commitment. It is a desire to preserve a certain ethic, both on land and on the water, and to foster a respect for naval etiquette and preservation of the environment. The philosophy of the Yacht Club de Monaco is based on the need to perpetuate but also to pass on a heritage, inherited from our ancestors, to ensure that the Yacht Club remains a lively and progressive place.



To become a member is to embrace a “club spirit” based on loyalty to certain rules and principles, and to disseminate this spirit as widely as possible. It is to encourage each individual’s initiatives, to favor dialogue between members, and to defend the values of solidarity and willingness to help all those who love the sea. At the same time it is to ensure yachting is encouraged in a Principality which is always on the move: these are the aims of the members of the Yacht Club de Monaco, who have perfected a certain “Art de Vivre la Mer” in their daily lives.



The YCM golden rules

  1. To adhere to the values of the Yacht Club de Monaco and respect naval etiquette

  2. To promote the Yacht Club and the Principality of Monaco on every occasion

  3. To actively participate in the social life of the YCM

  4. To respect the YCM dress code at all official events in the Club or elsewhere

  5. To fly the YCM flag at all times and to indicate your membership of the Club on the transom of the yacht and to affix the YCM burgee on board

  6. To introduce yourself to other yachts flying the club flag, whenever you arrive in a foreign port

  7. To indicate your membership of the YCM during regattas and to show a MON number on the main sail (available from the Services to Members desk)

  8. To respect other yachts in all circumstances

  9. To sponsor and support young members of the Club and its Sports Section

  10. To invite other members to share your passion for yachting