Monaco: A City Guide

Monaco: A City Guide

This weekend the BAC Sport team and clients will find themselves under the sunny skies of Monaco. The long-awaited event has finally arrived and it’s time to get those best dresses, and suits, out of the wardrobe again to show off to the crowds at the Monaco Grand Prix. Our Monaco F1 packages offer the opportunity to share in an experience usually reserved for Hollywood celebrities and Monaco’s royalty. The Grand Prix is, after all, one of the most glamorous events in the Formula 1 calendar. What is Monaco like?     The Principality of Monaco is a microstate on the French Riviera, bordering France and the Mediterranean Sea. It is the second smallest and the most densely populated country in the world, with a land border of 2.7 miles and a coastline of 2.5 miles. Because this state is so small and densely populated, most people who travel to see the Monaco Grand Prix decide to stay in Nice. Nice is only eight miles from Monaco and is easily accessible by train. Monaco is a constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert II as its head of state. Although Monaco is independent and has its own foreign policy, France is responsible for its defence. Monaco is not part of European Union, but uses Euros as its currency. What to do in Monaco Monaco has been known for gambling since the mid-19th century, when Le Grand Casino de Monte Carlo opened and the newly-built French railway reached it. This seemed to be an invitation for everyone to come and try their luck in Europe’s capital of luxury. Our Monaco Grand Prix packages...
English Golf – Who Will Shine in the Next Five Years?

English Golf – Who Will Shine in the Next Five Years?

It’s been nearly four years since an Englishman was the world’s number one-ranked golfer – but could that wait be coming to an end? Luke Donald was the last Englishman to be world number one back in the summer of 2012. Since then, five different golfers have topped the rankings – Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day. Danny Willett shot up into the world’s top ten following his historic win at the Masters this year. Could he be the next Englishman to make it to the top of the world rankings? English golf – rising stars The four main rising talents in English golf at the moment are Danny Willett, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andy Sullivan and Chris Wood. After winning the Masters it’s no surprise Willett is highest up the world rankings at the moment – he’s just entered the top ten for the first time in his career. Matthew Fitzpatrick and Andy Sullivan have also made extremely good progress over the last few months, both entering the top 50 for the first time in their careers. Fitzpatrick only turned pro in 2014 after seeing amateur success early in his career. He won his first professional tournament – the British Masters – late last year, which was a huge milestone for the young pro. Sullivan has been pro for slightly longer than Fitzpatrick, making the step back in 2011. However, he had an unsuccessful first couple of years as a pro and it wasn’t until last year his form changed for the better. Three wins in 2015 really helped Sullivan get his career back on track, and he’s been...
Who Will Be in England’s Test Squad? The Men to Watch

Who Will Be in England’s Test Squad? The Men to Watch

English cricket suffered a devastating loss last month when batsman James Taylor was forced to retire after the discovery of an incurable heart condition. Luckily the condition was diagnosed before it claimed Taylor’s life – but the sad news has left a spot open in England’s line-up. With several others under scrutiny, Taylor’s might not be the only spot up for grabs. With England’s first Test against Sri Lanka just around the corner, we look at the names and faces to watch out for at Headingley and beyond. Batsmen – who’s under scrutiny? It won’t come as any surprise to see skipper Alastair Cook opening – but who will be walking out alongside him? It’s been nearly four years since former skipper Andrew Strauss retired and England are still looking for a reliable long-term partner for Cook. As the more eagle-eyed of you will have already noticed, Alex Hales made his debut as a Test opener on England’s tour of South Africa at the end of last year. Four consecutive fifties and a century suggests Man-of-the-Series Hales is as prolific as ever in the one-day arena. The early evidence is not so compelling in the five-day format, with his technique outside off stump seriously exposed. Ring any bells Adam Lyth? The jury is out on whether Hales deserves another chance at Test match level but we’ve got our doubts about his ability to go big against top-class attacks on seaming English pitches. Sorry Alex – we’d love you to prove us wrong! Next up is Nick Compton. After coming to the fore as a late bloomer in 2012-2013, he...