The ceremony was attended by 1,500 people who gathered on the YCM’s quay to celebrate the anniversary.

The Yacht Club de Monaco “has been able to preserve and pass on the traditions linked to life at sea, while promoting innovation and the development of yachting,” said HSH Prince Albert, who is president of the Yacht Club.

The Prince said that his father, Rainier III, had founded the institution centered on his passion for the sea.”His vision was to make the YCM an exclusive place where yachting is experienced, appreciated and celebrated, thus contributing to the promotion of Monaco as a destination.”

Protecting the oceans remains one of the Yacht Club’s priorities: “I want to make environmental issues a priority and we must continue to be a beacon for the nautical industry,” said the Prince. The club and its marina have over the years become demonstrators of new eco-responsible solutions,” he insisted.