Saturday 16th December 2023. The 2023 season has just delivered its verdict on classic yachts and it’s Yacht Club de Monaco’s flagship Tuiga (1909) who tops the AFYT ranking in the Big Boats category. It was presented to crew members on Saturday 16th December at the Musée National de la Marine in Paris.
Founded in 1994 under the aegis of Yacht Club de France, the AFYT (Association Française des Yachts de Tradition) brings together owners of classic yachts and fans of the traditional methods of sailing in general. Another key mission is to develop and make available to as many people as possible comprehensive information on the expertise and knowhow involved in classic boats be they sailing or motor.
A member of CIM (Comité International de Méditerranée), AFYT contributed to the establishment of the CIM rating for classic yachts that is used in international regattas in the Mediterranean. It was this rating that was chosen for the America’s Cup Jubilee held in Cowes on the Isle of Wight in the UK in 2001.
As for Tuiga and her crew of enthusiastic and committed members, they have produced some superb performances this year culminating in this award. After a short winter break the first training sessions for the gaff cutter and her crew begin again on Saturday 30th March 2024.