From September 11 to 15, 2019, the Monaco Yacht Club will be holding its 14th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe. “Get ready for the waters around Monaco to come alive, as some of the most beautiful classic sailboats and yachts gather to take part in regattas, regularity trials and speed contests,” SBM says.

Onlookers will be able to watch these challenges from the decks of the Monaco Yacht Club, or any of the other viewpoints overlooking the harbour.

The Concours d’Elegance will see the boats parade in front of a panel of artists and prominent figures. They will have the difficult task of judging the boats themselves, as well as the crews’ attire and the observance of nautical etiquette.

After the contests out on the water are decided, the trials continue on dry land. These include the La Belle Classe Restoration prize, awarded for preserving and showcasing maritime heritage, and a Chef Competition; an original new culinary contest which gives crew members the chance to show their creativity in pairing dishes with champagne.

SOURCE: SBM, PHOTO: Visit Monaco