Asia-Pacific Boating‘s Europe Editor, Ryan Swift, is to moderate the next Captain’s Forum on September 29 at the prestigious Captains’ Club at Yacht Club de Monaco, during the upcoming 2022 Monaco Yacht Show.
There are limited free seats for the discussion: ‘Planet Superyacht — Exploring a Better Future’, which invites superyacht captains to gather and explore the legacy of superyachting. The event, which runs from 9am-12.30pm, features a keynote from former NASA astronaut, Scott E Parazynski, and is co-moderated by Martin Redmayne from the Superyacht Group.
In 2007, the Yacht Club de Monaco launched this club, open to all captains with the 500 GT certificate (or equivalent). Today it has over 123 members of all nationalities who meet regularly at the YCM to share ideas and experiences all year round.
As YCM General Secretary Bernard d’Alessandri explains: “As the YCM brings together more than 800 boat owners, including owners of 541 yachts over 40m and 25 of the world’s 100 largest yachts, we wanted to open our doors to their captains who are key players in the yachting world”.
The club organises social events and regular forums where captains can debate key yachting issues.