Sunday, September 20, 2009

Yachts and History in Monaco

HSH Prince Albert II was on hand yesterday for the last day of The Monaco Classic Week, held by the Monaco Yacht Show, celebrating 25 years of the Prince's presidency of the Monaco Yacht Club and the 100th birthday of the yacht "Tuiga". The racing yacht was built in 1909 for the Duke of Medinacelli, a friend of His Catholic Majesty King Alfonso XIII of Spain. The yacht was restored by the Fairlie Restorations ship yard in England by Duncan Walker and is now owned by the Monaco Yacht Club. Prince Albert also honored South African Mike Horn who was named the 2009 Personality of the Sea.

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