Yacht Club de France
The Yacht Club de France: enthusiasts who share a common approach to the sea.
Combining tradition and modernity, initiative and innovation, this approach bears the traditional values of the sailor: competence, responsibility, respect, solidarity, humility, good manners, including in races and regattas. Sailing and manoeuvring are part of Joseph Conrad's Bel art. This was the approach of Virginie Hériot, Jean-Baptiste Charcot and Eric Tabarly who were, with others, eminent members. It is still the approach that the Yacht Club de France and its allied clubs strive to promote to all those who practice pleasure sailing in its broadest sense: under sail as well as under motor, on board traditional boats as well as the marvels of technology that fly over the water today.
The Yacht Club de France has entered the 21st century with sails set high, with the ambition expressed by its founders more than one hundred and fifty years ago: to share convictions and transmit values. In 2022, its merger with the Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL) makes it the major French player in amateur ocean racing. Its Salons avenue Foch are the meeting place for sailors in Paris.