Yacht Club Monaco Gallery open to the public
Thursday, July 31, 2014 HSH Prince Albert II was present at the opening of the new shops in the Yacht Club of Monaco Gallery on Quai Louis II in the heart of Port Hercule in front of the YCM Marina, during a convivial summer party. The proud owners, who stood at the entrance of their boutiques to welcome the Prince, were Jean-Victor Pastor, CEO of Only Yacht a branch of Swisscourtage firm specializing in superyacht insurance, Konstantinos and Sophia Tsouvelekakis of Brooks Brothers established in 1818, and Tina Zeg and Carlo Cerlati together with Philippe Schaeffer of Rolex France representing the famous Geneva-based fine watchmaker.
150 Years of Yachting and Rowing in the Principality by Noelle Duck
Prince Albert visited the YCM Gallery via the Yacht Club de Monaco’s Boutique, reserved solely to club members, in the Atrium, the main feature of the building designed by Lord Foster. It was the perfect opportunity for the Prince to honor Noëlle Duck, author of 150 Years of Yachting and Rowing in the Principality produced in collaboration with the Nautical Association (rowing club). The book provides a definitive history of nautical activities in Monaco, retracing the history of the earliest regattas in 1847, powerboat meetings, rowing competitions and 60 years of the Yacht Club de Monaco. The book is on sale exclusively in both the YCM’s Boutique and at the Nautical Association.