Report by Arnaud Brukhnoff of the France Chapter of ACBS. Copyright photo credit also to Arnaud Brukhnoff.
Pictured above is Chris Craft Special Race Boat 16′ 1938 with Pedrazzini c1947 (Swiss boat) in background on Friday 15th September after regularity contest.
Société Nautique de Bordeaux ACBS France Chapter is based in Bordeaux S.W France.
Like for every edition, we were invited by Yachting Club de Monaco to take part of 2017 Classic Week from 13th to 17th September. “La Belle Classe” is a special boat meeting every two years in Monaco with the most beautiful antique Sail Boats of the world.
We went there by the road with 10 of our boats. Our Chris Craft, Hacker Craft, Century boats made the show with a Riva Special Edition to celebrate 2017 Carlo Riva’s death. In all, these boats from the France ACBS Chapter attended:
1 Swiss Craft,
6 Chris Craft
1 Hacker Craft
We could navigate surrounded by the sail boats regatta for an amazing show.
Runabouts had 2 contests:
- regularity regatta, 2x 7.2 miles at 15 knots on Friday,
- pique nique in Cap d’Ail near Monaco and Concours d’Elegance on Saturday afternoon
Also, one of our boats joined 90th birthday parade of La Creole late of Saturday night deep in Monaco port surrounded by all the boats’ crew.
More than 60 runabouts from Europe have participated in this event, mostly Rivas.
This was an amazing experience, with great organisation by Yacht Club de Monaco.
Thank you so much, Arnaud Brukhnoff, for the report and beautiful pictures.