The superyachts have started to gather in Monaco harbour for Sunday’s Monaco GP. Charter and private yachts will be out in force for this key event in the Mediterranean calendar, and many will be hosting parties and gatherings throughout the weekend. Free practice for the drivers is today, with qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday. With forecasts hinting at the chance of heavy showers on Sunday, the aft deck awnings will be at the ready, but there is every chance of a thrilling race.

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All photos: Mike Edwardson

See our gallery from yesterday as the yachts arrive and the F1 teams gear up for action: