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Monaco Classic Week Ends In Triumph at YCM: Glorious Stars and Stripes Forever

Winner of the 14th edition of the Monaco Classic Week is the sailing ship Puritan. Imagine close to a thousand sailors, on sailboats, Rivas, motor-yachts, canoes and yokes. More than 125 boats came to memorialize a week, dedicated to “the Art of Sea Life”. There were nautical tests as well as culinary, artistic and elegance contests. The Monaco Classic Week is a delight for everyone whether they are serious sailors, partygoers, or connoisseurs of heritage.

Monaco Classic Week Ends In Triumph at YCM
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The 1930 schooner Puritan won the laurels, the prize being the Trophy “Monaco Classic Week”. Ester won the “La Belle Classe Restoration” prize. This Swedish racing yacht had been buried in the depths of the Baltic Sea for over 70 years then brought back to the surface for a new life.

Monaco Classic Week Ends In Triumph at YCM
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The Concours d’élégance was won by Oriole whose captain must have stocked the boat with a Jeroboem of Champagne given it was also his birthday.

Monaco Classic Week Ends In Triumph at YCM
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Mariska took first prize for the J1 Regattas. Elena of London, won the “Big Boats” prize which includes boats over 23 metres.

Monaco Classic Week Ends In Triumph at YCM
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The Yacht Club’s own ship, Tuiga, triumphed with first prize in the “Epoque” group, beating out Claudia and Blue Amnesia.

Monaco Classic Week Ends In Triumph at YCM
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Classic Week has a competition unique to it with 22 racing motorboats judged on, among other things, manoeuvrability and aesthetics. Giolisan took first place. And Miss Nancy notched up a special prize for elegance.

Monaco Classic Week Ends In Triumph at YCM
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Prince Albert, President of Monaco Yacht Club, awarded a souvenir to the two teams from the Manhattan Yacht Club and the Nantucket Yacht Club. The biennial event this year was in the memorable Stars and Stripes of the United States.

Monaco Classic Week Ends In Triumph at YCM
Prince Albert II, President of Monaco Yacht Club, awarded a souvenir to the two teams from the Manhattan Yacht Club and the Nantucket Yacht Club.@www.facebook.com/yachtclubmonaco
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