Monaco Classic Week 2019: Stars and Stripes forever!

20190712 57Monaco Classic Week, the Yacht Club de Monaco's biennial flagship event opens in style on Wednesday 11th September with a rendition of America's most famous Sousa march, 'Stars & Stripes forever', performed by the naval military band based in Toulon (Musique des Equipages de la Flotte de Toulon).
A spectacular way to kick-off the 14th edition which sees American yachting heritage take centre stage. Heading to the Principality will be some of the most beautiful boats by naval architects from the early America's Cup races like Nathaniel Herreshoff, John G. Alden to whom we are indebted for legendary schooners like Puritan (1930), Albert Stanton Chesebrough who designed Invader (1905), and Edward Burgess. Sparkman & Stephens designs will also be at the festival, beauties like Manitou (1937) chosen by J.F. Kennedy to be his presidential yacht, Skylark (1937), Comet (1946) and Argyll (1948).
An exhibition of previously unpublished photos by L.G. Watson, the Scottish designer behind several of Sir Thomas Lipton's Challengers, will be open to the public along Quay Louis II. For the first time it will show the story from the Atlantic side of the Defenders of the first America's Cups and their Challengers.

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