TV: Monaco Classic Week

A unique event on the Classic yacht circuit, this biennial regatta brings together yachts and motorboats of all sizes from the past. Respect for etiquette, safeguarding the environment and paying tribute to our heritage: these are the key principles behind a label that reaches out beyond Yacht Club de Monaco members to bring owners together for friendly competitions on the water, followed by a host of parties in traditional Monaco fashion where they can meet and chat in elegant surroundings.
This year there were nearly 100 exceptional boats, including the four remaining 15 M IR yachts, sailing together for the first time in nearly 100 years, and all enjoying superb conditions that brought out the best of the best in each category. Crews and owners alike were at one in expressing their commitment to our maritime heritage, not forgetting when journalist Laurence Ferrari presented Jacques Perrin, actor, director and producer with the Personnalité de la Mer 2011 prize, voted by all participants.