14e Monaco Classic Week - La Belle Classe
- Date: 11 – 15 September
- Venue: Port Hercules
- Theme: The USA, honouring American-built yachts and their designers
- On the programme: regattas, parades and the Concours d'Elegance
Get ready for the waters around Monaco to come alive, as some of the most beautiful classic sailboats and yachts gather to take part in regattas, regularity trials and speed contests.
Onlookers will be able to watch these challenges from the bridges of the Monaco Yacht Club, or any of the other viewpoints overlooking the harbour.
The Concours d’Elegance will see the boats parade in front of a panel of artists and prominent figures.
They will have the difficult task of judging the boats themselves, as well as the crews’ attire and observance of naval etiquette.
After the contests out on the water are decided, the trials continue on dry land. These include the La Belle Classe Restoration prize, awarded for preserving and showcasing maritime heritage, and a Chef Competition too: an original new culinary contest which gives crew members the chance to show their creativity in pairing dishes with champagne.