The Monaco Yacht Club chose World Oceans Day on June 8th to celebrate the completion of the shell of their new Clubhouse building. This new landmark in the heart of the Principality is on the opposite side of the harbour than at present.
Prince Albert II, President of the Yacht Club de Monaco opened the traditional YCM summer cocktail, which was attended by some 1,000 members, including 35 new members representing 15 nationalities.
The Prince said, “The building has the prestigious signature of Sir Norman
Foster behind its design, and I would like to congratulate all the services involved for the work accomplished to date, crowning the efforts made over several years towards the redevelopment of the harbour’s facilities. Delivery of this new building represents one of the major milestones in the restructuring of the physiognomy of the harbour. Completion of this architectural gem symbolises the Principality’s ambition to confirm its role as the capital of yachting.”