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Monaco celebrates Sea Festival

Sea Festival will be once again held in Monaco, Port Hercule on Saturday June 17th on the occasion of Saint Pierre day, the patron of fishermen and sailors who have disappeared at sea. In collaboration with the City of Monaco, Nautical Society of Monaco and the Association the Monaco Pontoons, all Monegasque institutions that relate to the sea (the Prince Albert II Foundation, the Oceanographic Museum, the Underwater Exploration Club of Monaco and the Monegasque Nature Protection) wished to associate themselves with the Yacht Club of Monaco in order to propose a rich and intense program of discoveries of nautical activities (free admission on registration).

Animated by songs from the Children’s Heart of the Monaco Rainier III Academy of Music, this day will offer many activities for the whole family: a giant slide, introduction to sailing, sea kayaking or kite surfing, paddle workshop, diving baptisms, waterbike or water bubbles for the youngest participants…, with a nautical parade between the two ports of Monaco.

Sea Festival
Source: Yacht Club of Monaco

Tuiga (1909) and Malizia II, the IMOCA of 60 feet, the two admiral vessels of the Yacht Club of Monaco, will also open their bridge for 20 minute sea trips – a real privilege.

Amongst the other novelties of this year’s edition is the exhibition of Jet à Bras by Lisa Caussin-Battaglia, world vice-champion in speed, a meet and greet and book signing with Gérard Aubert, author of the book “Les Abysses au paradis”, as well as the Sea Championship with a whole range of activities that will reward the most enthusiastic and active participants.

A day of nautical games but also awareness of safety at sea.

At 15:00, the SNSM will demonstrate a sea rescue, which includes a simulation of life raft opening and the intervention of dogs (six newfoundlands).

Sea Festival

Notice to yachtsmen: take part in the parade

From 10:00 am, all sails and motorboats, keelboats and other monotypes are invited to position themselves in front of the Oceanographic Museum to participate in a nautical parade.

For its first official launch of the year, Tuiga , the flagship of the YCM will sail alongside Malizia II, a 60 feet boat that has just become a part of the Monegasque fleet.

Through this parade, the Yacht Club of Monaco intends to pay tribute to its Commodore, Gerard Brianti, who tragically passed away on May 10th.

All the participants will then return to the Port Hercule to enjoy a lunch in the sun created by Chef Christian Plumail and served on the docks.

Sea Festival
Source: Yacht Club of Monaco


All at sea for the parade!

10am: Meet at sea (in front of the Oceanographic Museum, organization channel 72)

10.15: Tribute to the Commodore & Blessing

10.30: Departure of the parade, following Tuiga, the flagship

11.30: Back to the dock

12.40: Lunch on the Quai Louis II (reserved for all parade participants upon inscription)

Participation: 30 € / person

PROGRAM (upon registration on the website: )

10am: Meet at the YCM (Quai Louis II)

10.30-12.00: Morning activities

  • Paddle Workshop
  • Sailing lessons (Topper)
  • Introduction to Kite Surf
  • First dive, water bike or water bubbles
  • YCM Cruiser Slide

12.00 – 14.00: Break

14.00 – 17.00: Sea Championship

(participants choose five optional activities out of the six proposed)

  • First dive
  • Paddle Workshop
  • Introduction to Kite Surf
  • Diving, Waterbike and Water Bubbles
  • Sailing lessons (Topper)
  • Discover the Jet Ski
  • YCM Cruiser Slide

15.00: Sea rescue demonstration

17.00: Prize giving for the Sea Championship

17.30: Concert (pop-rock atmosphere)

Information and registration:

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