In recognition of his sailing results and work, owner of the sailing yacht Esimit Europa 2, Igor Simcic, was admitted to one of the most prestigious yachting clubs in the world – the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM). The event took place during the festive banquet in Monte Carlo.
A certificate of his membership was presented to him by Club’s president H.S.H. Prince Albert II, while Igor Simcic gave him a glassy sculpture of the Esimit Europa 2 yacht as a present, made by Slovenian artist Dali Kervina. A gala event was attended by many reputable guests from all over the world, among them Pierre Casiraghi, younger son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover.
The Yacht Club de Monaco was founded in 1953 by Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Since 1984 H.S.H. Prince Albert II presides over the Club and its members, who come from 53 different countries. The Club, famous for its nautical and social events, respects naval tradition, promotes high ethical standards and fosters preservation of the environment. Its new Clubhouse (18.000 m² of total area) is planned to be opened by 2013 and will become one of the most attractive buildings in Monaco.