One of the largest gatherings of classic boats, Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe, starts Wednesday 13th September 2017. Time has not left a mark on this biennial event which was launched over 20 years ago and remains an authentic Belle Époque occasion that is unique in the world.
As in 2015, when there were nearly 50, the classic single and double-hander 12’ Dinghy class, an Olympic series for the first time in 1920, will be brightening up the race area. They will be on parade alongside many of the world’s most beautiful boats, including the four surviving 15 Metre International Rating class still sailing: Hispania, Mariska, The Lady Anne and the YCM’s flagship Tuiga. SOURCE: YACHT CLUB MONACO
He finished in first place in the four races held and places him at the head to raise the annual trophy again.
Mariska (1908) has won the "Legend of the Sea" award to the participant in the XXIII Illes Balears Clàssics Regatta that best represents the spirit of classic sailing. The prize has been awarded by an expert panel composed of Manuel Gómez, president of the Association of Friends of the Maritime Museum of Mallorca; Chema Sans, director of the International Boat Show in Palma, and Joaquin Pita da Veiga, Admiral of the Spanish Navy.
Club de Mar Mallorca will hold from August 16 to 19 "one of the best editions in history", which this year will celebrate its XXIII edition with the confirmed presence of the "best vessels of the Mediterranean fleet", as announced today by the entity's commodore, Manuel Nadal, in the official presentation of this social and sportive event in Palma's Boat Show.
The Club's president, Borja de la Rosa, has thanked the 'conseller' for being there today, as well as the general manager at IDI and head of Palma's Boat Show, Nuria Hinojosa; also the director of the Show, Chema Sans and the president of the Balearic Yacht Clubs Association (ACNB), Miquel Suñer, and has also highlighted that the "Illes Balears Clàssics is the most important annual event in Club de Mar Mallorca as well as being the best representative of our Club's values".
Manuel Nadal has stated that the estimate for this year's XXIII Illes Balears Clàssics "couldn't be better". "There are still three months ahead of us but we already have the confirmations of some true sea legends, such as the 15-meter class units, four survivors of the great vessels from the first and second decade of the XX century (Mariska, Tuiga, The Lady Anne and Hispania), as well as the emblematic Spartan, Hallowe'en or The Blue Peter", said Nadal. SOURCE: XXIII REGATA ILLES BALEARS CLASICS
Amazing season for Mariska, which finished first in all the event of the 15 Meter Class Annual Trophy. Mariska won the Annual Trophy three times, in 2013,2014 and 2016. With this third trohpy Mariska will own the trophy. We could be able to say that this was a PERFECT SEASON for Mariska including the first performed in Giraglia Rolex Cup.
From 1 of September to 3 September took place San Remo 15 Meter Class Trophy and the Schooner Cup helded by the Yacht Club San Remo. Three days of racing with 4 races disputed with light and medium winds. Mariska win the first edition of the San Remo 15 Meter Class Trophy followed by Tuiga, Hispania, and The Lady Anne.
Mariska D1 starts the season with very good feelings and win the first championship in Puerto Sherry, Spain. From 26 to 30 of July took place the regatta in the bay of Cadiz. Check the RESULTS
©Semana Clasica Puerto Sherry
Tuiga was proclaimed champion of the 15 Meter Class Annual Trophy 2015 after finish in second position regata Les Voiles de Saint Tropez. Teamwork, their good decisions during the races and regularity during this year have made them the righteous winners of the 15 Meter Class Annual Trophy.
It’s no secret. The Mediterranean can be prickly and angry at times. This was the scenario that greeted this second day of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez, where a vicious easterly wind has been packing a punch on the waters of the bays for the past 24 hours, making any sailing a rather perilous affair. The upshot of this was a special weather forecast from Météo France as 30 knots of breeze and 3-metre waves pummelled the racetrack at midday. Race Director Georges Korhel and his teams wisely cancelled today’s sailing programme. More info Les Voiles de St. Tropez 2015
The battle begins today at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez for the four 15M IR yachts competing in the final stage of their circuit after the Balearics, Monaco Classic Week and Portofino. These supremely elegant gaff cutters have the double distinction of hailing from one of the most beautiful classes of a golden era in yachting and of being designed by William Fife III. The quartet will be competing in real time like any one-design class for the last regatta of the 15 Meter Class Association’s 2015 Championship.
Three windward-leeward races were held for this first day of racing. Tuiga won the first race, Mariska the second and The Lady Anne the third race. More info YCM Check the RESULTS
©Photo by Gilles Martin Raget
Victorious in the Balearics and third at Monaco Classic Week, Tuiga (1909), the Yacht Club de Monaco’s 15M IR yacht helmed by Pierre Casiraghi has just won the Portofino Rolex Trophy (17th-19th September 2015), organised by the Yacht Club Italiano. The Yacht Club de Monaco’s gaff cutter put in an excellent performance in Liguria, winning three of the five races held, which puts her at the top of the provisional overall ranking of the 15M IR’s annual championship.Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez (26th September – 4th October) will be the decider in determining the winner of the 2015 15 Meter Class Association Annual Trophy, held since 2013 by Mariska (1908). More info YCM
In the 15m IR class, Tuiga triumphed in Palma but it was Mariska who dominated in Monaco, winning four of the five races held. Two stages to go in this annual trophy for the 15M IR class set up by the Association of owners – two opportunities left to dethrone Mariska, trophy holder for the last two years so there is everything to play for!
Sunday 16th August 2015 - Palma de Mallorca in Spain, at the XX1st Regata Illes Balears Clàssics (14th-16th August), organised by the Club de Mar with a record number of 56 participants from 13 nations, was the venue for the first event in the ‘15 Meter Class Association Annual Trophy’. Very consistent, with a win and second place on the first and only day of racing on the Thursday (lack of wind and heavy rain having put paid to racing on the second day), Tuiga (1909), the Yacht Club de Monaco’s flagship helmed by YCM General Secretary Bernard d’Alessandri won ahead of the English on The Lady Anne (1912). Mariska (1908) - the 2013 and 2014 holders of this annual Trophy - came in third ahead of Hispania (1909).
Photo by Martinez Studio
1912 is remembered as Istria's year but 2014 will be remember as Mariska's year. Mariska has won three of the four events, showing in each race the High quality of his crew and the potential of his yacht. Finally The Lady Anne was second, Tuiga third and Hispania fourth. It has been a very exciting season and disputed in which we have seen many changes of position during regattas. But finally always been marsika who has proclaimed champion.
Four races were played under Les Voiles de Saint Tropez from monday 29 Sep. to Thursday 2 Oct. During the first day the strong wind and harsh waves conditioned the whole championship as they were the cause of abandonment of Tuiga for the rest of the week because they broke the mast and was imposible repair it. On the other hand was The Lady Anne who shows his big potential with strong wind who won the two races disputed the first day. Finally, The Lady Anne with three first position and with third position was proclaimed the winner of the event in Saint Tropez.
Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget
The light winds were the stars of the Portofino Rolex Trophy and are only able to play two races. Mariska got the victory followed by Tuiga, The Lady Anne and Hispania. Mariska with this third consecutive victory was proclaimed champion of the 15 meter classs annual trophy. The next event of the class will be in Les Voiles de Saint Tropez first October.
The Portofino Rolex Trophy event is a yearly event held each September in Portofino, a small Italian fishing village near Liguria. The event features three day regattas, or series of yacht races. The regatta, dedicated to classic, historic yachts, is by invitation only; and invitations are only given to wooden yachts of the 15 and 12 meter classes. These historic yachts are renovated to their original splendor to give spectators a taste of the classic regattas from the past. The aim of the Portofino Rolex Trophy event is to remember the rich cultural history of Italian and worldwide yacht racing.
The fifth and final round of the fifteen Meters Class in PUerto SHerry has won Mariska, followed by Hispania, Tuiga and The Lady Anne. For the winner has been necessary to break the tie points between Mariska and Tuiga and Mariska wins for best final quarter . Also tie between Hispania and The Lady Anne working out side of The Lady Anne to have a partial victory. The final ranking is: MARISKA (1st), TUIGA-THE LADY ANNE-HISPANIA and to celebrate the latest arrival to port, bagpipes and Spanish national anthem aboard the host ship. Also Hispania offer to the 15 Meter crews a cup of champagne.
Puerto Sherry will host the second event of the 15 Meter Class circuit from 22 to 27 of july. As in the previous edition, the Semana Clasica de Puerto Sherry is a sporting event that breaks barriers showing the excellence of the Bay of Cadiz and its facilities, leaded by Puerto Sherry, a fact that does not go unnoticed as the territorial delegate Development and Tourism in Cádiz, Manuel Cardenas emphasized: "This event adds to the abundant tourism that exists in the Bay of Cadiz and its environment, assuming a major national and international tourist attraction."
During the 20th to 22th of June the Yacht Club of Monaco hosted the first race of the season in the unique setting of the inauguration of the new Yacht club of Monaco. The light winds have prevailed throughout the weekend in monaco. With a total of two starts Mariska have lifted to the victory. Unfortunately the wind was the star of the race due to his absence. Although they have been able to contest two races during the weekend. The wind conditions have caused numerous overtaking during the race and finally the most skilled have achieved victory. In the first position was mariska with 2 points, in the second Tuiga with 4 points, in the third Hispania with 6 points and in fourth The Lady Anne with 8 points
Photo by Franck Terlin
During the 7th and 8th of June Puerto Sherry hosted the joint training between The Lady Anne and Hispania. This would be the last training session for both yachts, before begin their crossing to Monaco. The weather conditions were excellent. On the first day of training predominated light winds and in the second strong winds, so both yachts were able to train in various conditions. Now the four yachts are looking in the first event of the season in Monaco from 20 to 22 of June.
Mariska wins the 15 Meters Class Annual Trophy. After four races mariska is proclaimed winner with 7 points, second was The Lady Anne with 8 points, third was Tuiga with 9 points and fourth was Hispania with 16 points. Until the last moment the tension was maintained and it was not until the last race in Portofino when we knew who was the winner of the 15 Meter Annual Trophy.
Portofino is one of the best places to see 15 Meter Class yachts racing.The race took place over three days in late September in the light winds prevailed. The wind was not very stable so the technique and strategy played an important role throughout the competition. We had to regret the accident caused by the yacht Hispania just after the start where they broke her bowsprit against Tuiga prompting Hispania to removal of the entire competicion. Luckily, Tuiga suffered no damage other than the shock of the collision.
The four 15M IRs in their third battle of the season saw victory go to The Lady Anne. The crew, skippered by Paul Goss also won the Elegance Parade, having put on a superb show by firing an old canon as she past the jury and its president Princess Beatriz de Orleans-Borbon. A little miracle occurred on Friday evening: Hispania had snapped her top mast going round the mark. Tuiga made available what she had in reserve, and the carpenter who looks after her rigging, Gilbert Pasqui, hot-footed it over from Villefranche and worked most of the night on it, with the result that Hispania was ready to take the start on the Saturday morning.
After two days of challenges and four races in exceptional circumstances, Mariska won the Marseille stage for the 15 Meter, before Tuiga, The Lady Ann and Hispania. The four old units also participated in the Grand Parade, organized as part of the festivities of Marseille Provence Capital of Culture 2013.
The six winning boats are true legends of the sea and part of the international naval heritage. Starting with the British Lady Anne , the most 'modern' of the FI15 , designed by William Fife and in the Panerai Trophy has always sailed one step ahead of their rivals, Mariska (1908), Tuiga (1909) and Hispania (1909). The Lady Anne, in the fields of regatta in Mahon combined skill and daring sailor to sail with wind free as rivals fought each other. Your departure with all the lifting and tack rag on the second day was one of the highlights of the Panerai Trophy. "It was a maneuver somewhat risky, but it worked out fine. This good start helped us to maintain distance from our opponents," said Richard Le May.
The International 15 Meters Class Annual Trophy, recovered after more than a century of inactivity, finished this October (2012) after the regatta Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez in France preceded by the Vele d'Epoca in Imperia in Italy and the Classical Week Puerto Sherry in Spain. The overall ranking for the four survivors of this class has resulted in complete victory of the, The Lady Anne (1912) led by Paul Goss and British crew, with a second position for Mariska (1908) and a third and fourth place respectively for Hispania (1909) and Tuiga (1908) yachts. The victory of the The Lady Anne puts a finishing touch to the year of his centenary coronate as overall winner of the class in 2012.