As usually at the end of a busy week HelloMonaco is ready with its update of the most interesting news about Monaco.
A double event for Yacht Club de Monaco with three days of races is behind us. Some 400 sailors have made the trip to line up on the start of the 38th Primo Cup-Trophée Credit Suisse that doubles as the fourth and final act of the 9th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series.
Four classes were in competition this weekend: Smeralda 888, Longtze Premier and newcomers RS 21, alongside an impressive fleet of J/70s all with their sights set on the J/70 World Championship in Monaco from 14-22 October 2022.
Are you brave enough to stare down a giant Mammoth! No less than “Mammuthus primigenius” towers over you in Monaco’s Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology.
Monégasques are used to seeing such sights all due to the legacy of Prince Albert I. Whether giant sea monsters at the Oceanographic Museum or the Siberian Mammoth at the Prehistoric Museum – what better way to celebrate the Albert I centenary than immersing yourself in natural history and peering at the extraordinary exhibits on display in the wake of this trailblazing princely scientist.
The Monegasque Red Cross is releasing the sum of €80,000 for the victims of the Ukraine conflict and is launching an appeal for donations.
The Town Hall of Monaco has, of course, been organizing a collection of basic necessities for the Ukrainian population – also from the kind-hearted people in the Principality. That took place at Espace Léo Ferré, on Thursday March 3rd and Friday March 4th.
As part of the “#8MarsMonaco action”, the Committee for the Promotion and Protection of Women’s Rights is focusing this year on the protection of women’s rights and the sea. These two themes require a change in perspective. According to the UN, 80% of the people who are impacted and having to move because of climate change are women and girls.
In accordance with the instructions issued by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, on the invasion of Ukrainian territory by the Russian Federation, Monaco avowed its firm commitment to respect for international law, the sovereignty of Ukraine and its territorial integrity within internationally recognised borders, speaking out at international organisations (notably the United Nations, Council of Europe, and Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)). The Principality also called for dialogue and diplomatic negotiations to continue, while hailing the courage shown by the Ukrainian people and their leaders.
Now that the weather is starting to get warmer, people can start planning their spring and summer getaways. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport recently announced that they will be offering an extensive network of destinations, close to what was offered before the pandemic, starting on Sunday 27 March.
Terminal 1 at Nice’s airport will soon be reopening its doors, with the best sanitary conditions in place. The airport will be offering 106 flights from 52 airlines (18 in France and 89 international flights, including 8 long-haul flights) to 41 different countries. This number is close to the number of pre-pandemic flights: Nice Côte d’Azur Airport offered a network of 121 destinations to 44 countries in the summer of 2019.
Monegasque organization Peace and Sport have published a public statement concerning the current crisis in the Ukraine entitled “Unite for Peace”. The statement calls for dialogue over war and has been signed by athletes from around the globe.
“A short time ago at the Beijing Olympics, which now feels like an age, a gesture of sporting fraternity marked the medal ceremony for the freestyle ski jumping event. After winning the first medal for his country, Oleksandr Abramenko from Ukraine gave a long hug to his competitor, Ilia Burov, representative of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team,” reads the Unite for Peace statement.