Saturday 15th January 2022. Count down begins for candidates in the Energy Class who have just completed their registration to participate in the 9th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge (4-9 July 2022) organised by Yacht Club de Monaco alongside the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Synonymous with eco-responsibility, this meeting is a chance to tackle environmental and technical issues head on with eco alternative propulsion systems.
“Safeguarding the environment and promoting the most innovative technologies is our responsibility,” says Yacht Club de Monaco General Secretary Bernard d’Alessandri, and “very much in line” with the Monaco Capital of Yachting project, as he explains: “This approach is what sets Monaco apart as a place that is not only affirming its position as a centre of excellence but also spearheading Responsible Yachting”.
YCM has a mission to drive a new vision for yachting, as an R&D incubator for the sector, by stimulating the creativity of tomorrow’s engineers and professionals regards all forms of propulsion using clean energy.
For the Energy Class, the Technical Committee has just announced the definitive list of participants, while in the Solar Class – for boats powered solely by the sun – contestants have until 31st March 2022 to submit their applications. For the third and final category, the Open Sea Class for technology that already exists or is about to go on the market, the deadline is 1st May for non-CE approved boats and 1st July for CE-approved boats.