HSH Prince Albert was present at the start of the Palermo-Monte-Carlo regatta, now in its fourteenth year, on Tuesday, August 21. He was also made an honorary citizen of the capital of Sicily by its mayor, Leoluca Orlando.
The regatta, organised by the Circolo della Vela Sicilia, the Monaco Yacht Club and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, has attracted 55 crews this year, against 44 last year.
The route passes Sardinia and Corsica for 500 nautical miles to end on Sunday, August 26, at the Monaco Yacht Club.
The Sovereign Prince was in Palermo last October to receive an honorary diploma in marine ecology from the city’s university.