MONACO – His Serene Highness the Sovereign Prince Albert II, accompanied by the royal family, the building’s architect Lord Foster and government ministers officially opened the new premises of the Yacht Club de Monaco of which he has been president for 30 years. It was a historic occasion for the 3,000 guests and all those who participated in the Giraglia Rolex Cup, with Pierre Casiraghi in the team which took line honours on Esimit Europa 2 in this offshore race that finished in Monaco for the first time in its 62-year history.
“The flag I raised today flies proudly on the mast at the top of our new premises. It marks an important phase in the life of our Club, for Port Hercule and for the Principality,” said the Sovereign Prince of Monaco as the doors of the Yacht Club de Monaco and the rowing club, the Société Nautique, were officially opened to their members. “With this architectural masterpiece we are affirming our Monaco yachting identity, our ambition being to continue to orient our country’s future prosperity to the sea.”
Read more here at the official Monaco Yacht Club site: INAUGURATION JUNE 2014