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D-Day for Monaco Energy Boat Challenge contestants

The 50+ teams got down to business today with the first events of the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge. It was a packed day of sea trials, qualification heats and manoeuvrability tests. It was all about strategy for contestants in the Energy Class, Solar Class and Open Sea Class to score the most points while demonstrating their boats’ capabilities.

Off to a flying start

The 10th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge kicked off Wednesday 5th July with a visit by HSH Prince Albert II. The President of the Yacht Club de Monaco, accompanied by YCM Vice-Presidents Andrea and Pierre Casiraghi alongside General Secretary Bernard d’Alessandri stopped to examine the boats designed by young engineers before they test them out on the sea in the different events. “We have 46 teams from prestigious universities, but also companies.

Sustainability name of the game

For ten years now, the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge organised by Yacht Club de Monaco has been establishing itself as the big meeting for alternative energy sources honouring a long tradition. Supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Credit Suisse, BMW and SBM Offshore, the event has attracted involvement by big name shipyards such as Oceanco, Ferretti, Sanlorenzo, Lürssen, Monaco Marine and Palumbo SY Refit.

Major alternative energies meeting kicks off tomorrow

For ten years now, the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge organised by Yacht Club de Monaco has been establishing itself as the big meeting for alternative energy sources, honouring a long tradition that “Monaco has always been a mecca for yachting since 1904 when the Principality organised the first powerboat meetings,” as YCM General Secretary Bernard d’Alessandri recalls.

Urging a more responsible yachting industry through alternative energy sources, innovation and collaboration

“Yachting is not like any other industry. There is a passion associated that is very strong and we must keep this in mind to find acceptable solutions. We need to build the future of yachting in a reasonable way. And that is the whole point of us all being here today,” began Bernard d’Alessandri, YCM General Secretary and President of Cluster Yachting Monaco opening the 12th Environmental Symposium. Organised under the collective Monaco, Capital of Advanced Yachting brand on Yachting Day, run by YCM during the 6th Monaco Ocean Week, the meeting focused on the upcoming 10th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge.

Energy Class: 17 teams selected

he annual meeting for alternative energy sources once again descends on Monaco 3-8 July for the three emblematic categories of the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge: Solar Class, Open Class and Energy Class, the latter having closed registrations. Newcomers, some unusual projects and new initiatives will be putting on a show for this 10th edition with plenty of surprises in store for contestants and the public alike. Organised by Yacht Club de Monaco in partnership with Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and support of Credit Suisse, BMW, SBM Offshore and shipyard Oceanco, the event is under the aegis of Monaco, Capital of Advanced Yachting.

Pre Registration for the Solar & Energy Class are now Open!

The teams willing to take part in the 2023 Challenge will be following a registration process which will include the review and validation of their proposed boat by their respective technical committee. Once the projects are validated the teams will be officially announced to the Public. The Energy Class Teams will be unveiled on January 15th while the Solar Class Team will be unveiled in March.

10th Anniversary edition – The Notice of Challenge is now available online

Presentation of the updated rules of participation and program for the 10th edition of the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge, under the aegis of the Yacht Club de Monaco’s collective umbrella brand, Monaco, Capital of Advanced Yachting. The event brings together universities and industry to discuss sustainability in yachting and alternative propulsion systems.

Today: 9th edition kicks off

a team gathered on the docks next to their boat

Today, the Village and Paddocks are open at the 9th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge, the big meeting of alternative power sources, perpetuating a tradition in the Principality which in 1904 was at the cutting edge of boat propulsion innovation. Professionals, exhibitors and young engineers are all here again in Monaco set to demonstrate, present and test their latest innovations to an audience of experts and the curious, including Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy, here to support his nation’s team taking part for the first time at an international motorboating event, and explorer Mike Horn.