The Monaco Yacht Club (YCM) has marked another very successful year for its sailors who have competed in events across the world.
HSH Prince Albert, the club’s president, told members at the annual YCM Awards-Trophée Credit Suisse, on December 20, that the club is resolutely turned towards the sea.
“You are its proud representatives. In the yachting world, sailing is our showcase, and your performances are a reflection of that.”
The Club’s 2,000 members voted Pierre Casiraghi as YCM Sailor of the Year for 2017. Casiraghi, the Yacht Club’s Vice-President, launched himself into offshore racing on board Malizia II, an IMOCA 60’, which joined the Monaco fleet in June 2017. The debut season for Princess Caroline’s son proved to be very successful, including third place in the prestigious Rolex Fastnet Race.
The awards ceremony celebrated the younger generation’s achievements. Logan Viciana won the YCM Youth Awards-Trophée Credit Suisse for the sum of his results at the head of the 23-strong Monegasque Optimist team, which included qualifying the Club for the World Championships in Thailand.
For the second year running, Jérémy Moutout was recognised for his performances during 2017, his first year in the Olympic Laser Standard class. Third in the French Internationals at Quiberon, he also won the seven-stage Mediterranean Championship.
The evening brought families together at the Club and welcomed 40 new full members.