Le 1er Tournoi international de Snipes (1952)

A rare video of an international regatta, held in Monaco (Monte Carlo) in 1952. The regattas were held in front of the port, with the streets famous for the Formula 1 Grand Prix in the background.

Organisée par la Société des Régates à l’occasion des fêtes pascales, une compétition de «Snipes» s’est déroulée dans les eaux monégasques du 12 au 14 avril 1952, sous le haut patronage du prince Rainier III et sous le regard attentif des cinéastes amateurs de Monaco qui n’ont rien raté des diverses épreuves qui opposaient les concurrents de six nations : France, Italie, Espagne, Portugal, Suisse et Monaco. Le beau temps était de la partie, ce qui a grandement facilité les prises de vues à bord des embarcations. © Archives Audiovisuelles de Monaco 0000-7-CF38-39_P146

Organized by the Société des Régates on the occasion of Easter, a “Snipes” competition took place in Monaco waters from April 12 to 14, 1952, under the high patronage of Prince Rainier III and under the watchful eyes of the filmmakers Monaco enthusiasts who did not miss anything from the various races which opposed competitors from six nations: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Monaco. The weather was good, which greatly facilitated the taking of pictures on board the boats.

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