The 2023 season has returned its verdict on classic sailing yachts and it’s Yacht Club de Monaco’s flagship Tuiga and her crew of committed members who top the AFYT ranking, the Club reports.

Founded in 1994 under the aegis of Yacht Club de France, the mission of the Association Française des Yachts de Tradition (AFYT) is to bring together owners of classic yachts and more broadly all enthusiasts of traditional sailing. Another objective is to develop and make available to as many people as possible all the information on classic boats (sailing or motor).

Founded in 1926 by Yacht Club de France (1867), Regio Yacht Club Italiano (1879) and Real Club Nautico de Barcelona (1879), CIM (International Mediterranean Committee) is behind how classic yacht races are organised and regulated in the Mediterranean.

This year several boats from Yacht Club de Monaco left their mark on this circuit including Tuiga. The gaff cutter finished second in the Big Boat category just ahead of Carlo Falcone and his Mariella. In the Vintage Gaff, Viola led by Kostia Belkin came third.

ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Yacht Club de Monaco.