The Monaco Yacht Club will be hosting the Monaco Optimist Team Race for young sailors, starting January 11, with prizes for the top three teams and the winners receiving the Monaco Optimist Team Race trophy.
The event, which runs until January 14, is open to 16 teams of four sailors who have not yet reached the age of 14, and will take the form of a regatta with races of four Optimists. This year a total of 11 nations are presented from the four corners of Europe, including Croatia and Russia, Spain, Italy and France. There will also be a team representing Tunisia.
The first race will be at noon on Thursday, and the event will culminate with prize-giving on Sunday at 5 pm at the Yacht Club.