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Atlantic, the schooner of all records….

Among newcomers this year to Monaco Classic Week is Atlantic, the yacht which in 1905 set a record for an ocean crossing of 12 days and 4 hours. Rebuilt at the instigation of Ed Kastelein, the 64.5m Atlantic is an identical replica of the three-mast schooner that Charlie Barr commissioned for the Kaiser’s Cup in May 1905. Designed by William …

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  • 20 August 2019

SS Delphine: the last big steam yacht

Recognisable by her elegantly inverted bow, slender shape (78.5m long for a beam of 10.83m) and equipped with three boilers powering two 1,500hp quadruple expansion engines, the SS Delphine is the last steam-powered yacht still sailing in her original configuration. She was commissioned by the American automobile magnate Horace E. Dodge and lauched under the first name of his  aughter …

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  • 20 August 2019

An American Dream

14th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe   From 11-15 September 2019, the Yacht Club de Monaco is organising the 14th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe. This biennial event was the first in the world to showcase both sailing and motor boats from the past, and is testimony to the Yacht Club’s unwavering commitment to maritime heritage. Recalling …

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  • 2 August 2019

Classic yachting in vogue

13th edition de la Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe   The 13th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe, one of the largest classic yacht meetings, ended today after a week packed with magical events in a Roaring Twenties atmosphere. Time has no hold on this one-of-a-kind biennial event which attracted nearly 150 boats, from classic yachts to …

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  • 1 August 2019

Vintage motorboats steal the show

14th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe   Wind, races, crews parading proudly in front of an already adoring jury, a tribute to Carlo Riva and a triple anniversary (Creole, Trinakria and Xarifa) filled the last day of Monaco Classic Week-La Belle Classe. A packed programme which lived up to expectations and delighted visitors on the quays where the …