[caption id="attachment_29590" align="alignnone" width="596"] Andrew Cannon, Honorary Consul of Monaco in Melbourne; Charles Leclerc, Formula 1 driver; HE Catherine Fautrier, Ambassador of Monaco to Australia; and Hadrien Bourely, Honorary Consul of Monaco in Sydney. Photo: DC[/caption]
The racing driver Charles Leclerc, the 2017 Formula 2 World Champion, has been received by the Ambassador of Monaco in Australia, HE Catherine Fautrier.
HE Fautrier received the 20-year old driver, who was born and bred in Monaco, on Wednesday, March 21, on the occasion of his first Grand Prix as a Formula 1 driver, as part of the Alfa-Romeo Sauber team.
A reception was organised at the "Monaco House" in Melbourne, in the presence of the Honorary Consuls of Monaco in Melbourne and Sydney, Andrew Cannon and Hadrien Bourely.
[caption id="attachment_29460" align="alignnone" width="640"] President Juan Manuel Santo. Photo: Facebook Invemar[/caption]
In his first official visit to Colombia, Prince Albert spoke during a high-level Reference User Group meeting at Santa Marta, on Monday, March 19, thanking the Colombian authorities for their work on protecting the oceans.
“Year after year, your work enables us to draw the world's attention to the very serious phenomenon of ocean acidification,” the Prince said. “I should also like to underline the opportunity presented in 2018 by International Year of the Reef. Because of their vulnerability to acidification, because of their importance in our global ecosystems ... corals should today, more than ever, be at the heart of our strategies."
High profile figures who attended the meeting included Juan Manuel Santos, President of the Republic of Colombia; Luis Gilberto Murillo, Colombian Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development and President of INVEMAR; Francisco Arias-Isaza, General Director of INVEMAR; Julia Miranda, Director of National Parks; and Juan Mayr, Colombia's former Minister of the Environment.
[caption id="attachment_29468" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: Facebook Dynamiq[/caption]
Dynamiq, the official sponsor of the Yacht Club de Monaco Malizia team, led by skipper Pierre Casiraghi, has launched a new model, the 50-metre GTT 165, the latest and largest model in its range of next-generation superyachts.
The company said it is proving again that the days of dull yachts are over. “What makes the GTT 165 unique, is that the first time a superyacht is equipped with two underwater foils: an aft Hull Vane and a forward T-foil developed by Dutch hydrodynamics specialists Van Oossanen in association with US-based Naiad Dynamics, world leaders in motion control systems.
[caption id="attachment_29467" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: Facebook Dynamiq[/caption]
“As the yacht increases its speed, the foils lift the hull up, decreasing drag and increasing speed. As a result only Dynamiq can offer a 50-metre yacht capable of 20 knots that is also capable of crossing the Atlantic at 17 knots, and for those who want even more speed for faster transfers, a GTS version is available powered by more powerful engines that can reach 25 knots.”
Running on “green” electrical power, the yacht can stay at anchor in complete silence overnight with no generators running, or provide a couple of hours of low-speed “breakfast cruising” in zero-emission mode.
“Price and performance are the key factors here,” says Sergei Dobroserdov, founder and CEO of Dynamiq. “The GTT 165 is aimed at today’s active owners who spend most of their time on deck in the open air and want to experience different destinations, or cross the Atlantic quickly and enjoy endless summers in the Med and Caribbean, on a more manageable and economical size of yacht at the very attractive starting price of €24,400,000.”
Until Saturday 6 January, Grimaldi Forum Monaco
“Planet Ocean”: exhibition of photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, organised by the Monacology Association and MC.5 Communication
Information: 06 03 49 49 39
Saturday 4 and Tuesday 7 February, 8 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco
La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini with Edgardo Rocha, Alessandro Corbelli, Carlos Chausson, Sen Guo, Liliana Nikiteanu, Cecilia Bartoli and Ugo Guagliardo, conducted by Diego Fasolis (concert version)
Information: +377 06 28 28