Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series – Act IV and other Monegasque news
As usual at the end of a busy week, HelloMonaco is ready with its update of the most interesting Monaco news.
A double for the Yacht Club de Monaco with three days of racing is behind us. Some 400 sailors made the trip to line up at the start of the 38and Primo Cup-Credit Suisse Trophy which doubles as the fourth and final act of the 9and Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series.
Four classes were in competition this weekend: Smeralda 888, Longtze Premier and the newcomers RS 21, alongside an impressive fleet of J/70s all in view of the J/70 World Championship in Monaco from October 14 to 22. 2022.
Are you brave enough to watch a giant mammoth! No less than “Mammuthus primigenius” dominates you at the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology in Monaco.
Monegasques are used to seeing such sites thanks to the heritage of Prince Albert I. Whether it’s giant sea monsters at the Oceanographic Museum or the Siberian Mammoth at the Museum of Prehistory, what better way to celebrate Albert I’s centenary than immersing yourself in natural history and scrutinizing the extraordinary exhibits on display in the wake of this pioneering princely scientist.
The Monegasque Red Cross is releasing the sum of €80,000 for the victims of the Ukrainian conflict and is launching an appeal for donations.
The Town Hall of Monaco has of course organized a collection of basic necessities for the Ukrainian population – also from kind-hearted people in the Principality. This took place at Espace Léo Ferré on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 March.
As a member of “Action #8MarsMonaco”, the Committee for the Promotion and Protection of Women’s Rights is focusing this year on the protection of the rights of women and the sea. These two themes require a change of perspective. According to the UN, 80% of the people who are affected and who have to move because of climate change are women and girls.
In accordance with the instructions given by HSH the Sovereign Prince on the invasion of Ukrainian territory by the Russian Federation, Monaco affirmed its firm attachment to respect for international law, the sovereignty of Ukraine and its territorial integrity in within internationally recognized borders, speaking to international organizations (notably the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)). The Principality also called for the continuation of dialogue and diplomatic negotiations, while saluting the courage shown by the Ukrainian people and their leaders.
Now that the weather is starting to warm up, people can start planning their spring and summer getaways. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport recently announced that it will offer an extensive network of destinations, close to what was offered before the pandemic, from Sunday 27 March.
Terminal 1 to Nice airport will soon reopen its doors, with the best sanitary conditions in place. The airport will offer 106 flights from 52 airlines (18 French flights and 89 international flights including 8 long-haul flights) to 41 different countries. This number is close to the number of pre-pandemic flights: Nice Côte d’Azur Airport offered a network of 121 destinations to 44 countries in the summer of 2019.
The Monegasque organization Peace and Sport has issued a public statement regarding the current crisis in Ukraine titled “United for Peace”. The statement calls for dialogue on war and has been signed by athletes from all over the world.
“Not long ago, at the Beijing Olympics, which now seem like an era, a gesture of sporting fraternity marked the medal ceremony for the freestyle ski jumping event. After winning the first medal for his country, Ukrainian Oleksandr Abramenko gave a long hug to his competitor, Ilia Burov, representative of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team. reads the Unite for Peace statement.