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Future of yachting propulsion tested in Monaco

9th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge | 4-9 July 2022   Saturday 9th July 2022. History is repeating itself; only the characters change. Nearly 120 years after the first powerboat meetings, Monaco is again key player and spectator of ground-breaking innovations with the 9th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge. The big meeting for alternative propulsion systems, it’s

Hydrogen: opening up a raft of possibilities

9th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge | 4-9 July 2022   Friday 8th July 2022. Third day of the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge saw endurance events and speed records providing a spectacle at sea, while ashore a panel of experts gathered for the 3rd Monaco Hydrogen Working Group Round Table to discuss ‘Unlocking hydrogen barriers in

Down to business

9th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge | 4-9 July 2022   Thursday 7th July 2022. The 38 teams in competition at the 9th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge have just completed their first contests on the sea while ashore there was a full day conference, Energy Transition in Yachting: Opportunities and Limits. Today, also saw the Job Forum

Today: 9th edition kicks off

9th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge | 6-9 July 2022       Wednesday 6th July 2022. 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,

Goal: power sustainable navigation

9th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge | 6-9 July 2022   Friday 1st July 2022.  Key to our economy and the planet’s lungs, the ocean covers 70% of the Earth and produces 50% of its oxygen. Facts that make us realise the urgent need to protect it. All year round, Monaco Energy Boat Challenge contestants and

Technology applied on all levels

This week is also a chance to see other new technologies in action, for example the flexible solar fabric (Solar Cloth), recently acquired by YCM as part of its sustainability approach to optimise energy usage linked to nautical events. Placed on a battery pack, the system produces electricity that is fed back into the YCM

Debates led by experts

As well as the daily Tech Talks in open source, on Thursday 7th July a full-day conference will focus on the ‘Energy Transition in Yachting: Opportunities & Limits’. Some 20 speakers in total are coming to discuss alternative energy R&D progress, carbon-free energy production onboard, and the yachting industry as a field for experimentation (registration

Paddocks and exhibitors village: progress explained and innovations in action

Ashore and at sea a comprehensive programme awaits participants. The event’s unique format combines the varied on-water challenges, sea trials, speed records, endurance & manoeuvrability contests, with a technical expertise component ashore. The exhibitors Village will be buzzing with a full day conference, a hydrogen round table and daily team Tech Talks open to the

Job forum : in the search for young talent

As part of the collective ‘Monaco, Capital of Advanced Yachting’ umbrella to position the Principality as a centre of excellence in this industry, the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge organisers have been running a Job Forum since 2019. It is proving once and for all how the yachting industry generates jobs. Since the first year, around

Three categories on the start

Sixteen teams from 11 nationalities are competing in the Energy Class for which organisers supply a one design catamaran hull to competitors who must select an energy solution and design an emission-free propulsion system. The one major constraint is the maximum quantity of energy they can use, set at 10kWh for this edition, and they


Event organizer

Founded in 1953 by Prince Rainier and presided by HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II since 1984, the Yacht Club de Monaco brings together 2,500 members from 80 nationalities. With the most prestigious private yachts in the world under its umbrella, YCM now occupies a unique place in the world of yachting and international yachting.

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