|Posted on April 9, 2011 at 5:45 PM|
MONTE-CARLO ROLEX MASTERS
Berdych Sets Sail Aboard Tuiga Classic Yacht
by ATP Staff | 09.04.2011
Monaco resident Tomas Berdych sailed on board the famous TUIGA classic yacht on Saturday ahead of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. The Czech was welcomed by the General Secretary Bernard D’Alessandri.
Saturday marked the first day of training for the crew of TUIGA, the Admiral Vessel of the Yacht Club de Monaco, as it prepares for the 2011 Regatta season, which is highlighted by the Monaco Classic Week from 14-18 September.
“It was one of the nicest tournament activities I've ever done,” declared Berdych. “The boat is amazing; it was my first time sailing. The view of Monaco was amazing and the whole crew of TUIGA was so friendly. I look forward to sailing again as the (Monaco) Yacht Club has invited me back.”
The Czech player is seeded fifth at next week’s Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, the first event of the European clay-court swing. He will open his campaign at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament against either a qualifier or Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela.
Tomas Berdych joined the crew of TUIGA on its first training session of the season
Monaco resident Tomas Berdych sailed on board the famous TUIGA classic yacht
on Saturday, April 9, 2011 ahead of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.
Tomas <3 OMG he is so gorgeous and hot and everything...
Yacht name: Tuiga
Waterline Length: 15.68 m • 51 ft 5 - Deck length: 23.18 m • 76 ft - Rigging length: 27.36 m • 89 ft 8
Builder: William Fife
Refit: 1993 Duncan Walker • Fairlie Restorations
Tuiga's first owner was the Duke of Medinacelli, a close friend of Alphonse XIII, King of Spain. William Fife designed Tuiga as a copy of the Spanish royal yacht Hispania, to race against her. Bought in 1995 by Prince Albert for the Yacht Club de Monaco, Tuiga is now the YCM's proud flagship.