Summer camps and regatas: Sailing in Monaco this summer

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Summer is in full swing and with it comes a whole raft of water activities in and around the Principality. Monaco Life looks at the key dates in the sailing calendar. 

1st July: The Ocean Race Grand Finale 

The round-the-world race, which began in Alicante, Spain back in January is set to reach its conclusion. The finish line will be in Genoa, Italy, with the flotilla passing off the coast of Monaco before reaching its final destination.

Team Malizia in The Ocean Race
Photo source: Sailing Energy

Monaco Yacht Club’s Team Malizia remain in contention heading into the final leg and are currently third in the general classification. Regardless of the result, Boris Herrmann and the rest of his crew will receive a heroes’ welcome when the Malizia-Seaexplorer returns to Monaco for a stopover on 5th July. 

3rd to 8th July: Monaco Energy Boat Challenge

The 10th edition of the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge will be held at the Yacht Club in early July, showcasing the latest innovations in naval engineering. There is a mixture of competitiveness and cooperation as a wide array of vessels take to the waters of Port Hercule.

Photo of the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge 2022 by Monaco Life

As well as showcasing their innovation, there are also competitions and races to add an element of spectacle to what is a growing event within the Principality. The teams will be based in and around the Yacht Club, with talks, seminars and expositions for those intrigued and involved in environmental boating.

10th July to 18th August: SeAdventures Summer Camp

The SeAdventures Summer Camp, aimed at kids, continues throughout the summer. The week-long camps are open for six to 17-year-olds, and will allow kids to explore different types of watersports, from sailing to snorkelling, paddleboarding, kayaking and more.

It is open to children of YCM members, as well as those that attend school within the Principality. The days start at 9.30am and end at 4.30pm, and offer young sailors excitement as well as education through visits to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Registration can be made here.

22nd to 27th August: Palermo – Monte-Carlo

The 18th edition of the event will hit the seas in late August. Since the launch of the event back in 2005, it has become a Mediterranean classic, covering 500 nautical miles from the Italian city to the Principality.

Lady First III won last year’s edition, arriving in Monaco with a sailing time just short of two-and-a-half days. Whilst competitors such as four-time America’s Cup winner Brad Butterworth will be looking to beat that record, for the more amateur competitors, it will be a leisurely journey across the Mediterranean with family and friends.



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