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. 

Aristotes, our Chris Craft Cobra P001 (Prototype) the star of the show

Miss Nancy, Our 1938 Triple Cockpit Hacker Craft, full stroke, Friday September 15th


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 Pedrazzini
1 Swiss Craft,
6 Chris Craft
1 Century
1 Hacker Craft

part of our armada in Monaco

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,  

    “Dear Val” Century Sea Maid 1942 with Sophie before Concours d’Elegance


“Dear Val”, CENTURY Sea maid 17’ 1942 during regularity regatta.

  • pique nique in Cap d’Ail near Monaco and Concours d’Elegance on Saturday afternoon

    Pique Nique at Cap d’Ail: Maca background  – Chris Craft Commander 19’ 1969
    “Liberthine” Pedrazzini 1947
    “Miss Nancy” Hacker Craft Triple Cockpit 1938
    “Mila” Chris Craft Sportsman 22’ 1947

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. 

concours d’elégance Riva

Quai Riva Monaco

Riva Garage Monaco

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. 

Chris Craft Sportman 22′ utility 1947
her name is “U twenty two



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