CIM - International Mediterranean Committee
Founded in 1926, the Comité International de la Méditerranée (the CIM) pursues its founding values: organising offshore regattas with a view to promoting and reinforcing the identity of yachting in the Mediterranean.
Keener than ever before to listen to traditional yacht owners, the CIM has restructured its organisation, marking an important change in its history.
It has thus been decided that the association’s head office and permanent secretariat will be based in the Principality of Monaco, up to now the CIM has operated with presidents and a secretariat rotating between four countries (Spain, Italy, France and Monaco).
The executive board will now comprise 12 members, representing the four founding countries (Spain, Italy, France and Monaco), each country represented by the president (or the representative) of the national sailing federation, the president (or the representative) of the national associations for classic boats as well as the president (or representative) of the national yacht club.
A smaller technical committee will be able to respond to owners’ demands by enforcing the decisions ratified by the executive board. The centralisation of rating certificates and the communication between owners, architects, shipyards and other professionals are priorities and must be in place before any restoration work is carried out.
All of these measures are necessary if we are to keep our maritime heritage intact and ensure the survival of classic yacht regattas in the future. A real challenge!