Exposition Régates d'Antan

Regattas of Yesteryear Exhibition

Cultural, Exhibition, Water sports, Sailing in La Ciotat
  • The Régates d'Antan exhibition is the culmination of several years' research and collection of original and rare documents and artefacts in 2024, the year of the Olympic Games, which will be held in Marseilles at the end of July.

  • This exhibition, organised by the association Les Amis du Vieux La Ciotat, gives local residents the chance to discover how yachting developed over seven decades. It shows how La Ciotat became a centre of sailing competition, generating a series of extraordinary boats, but also a port where independent carpenters built many of these extreme boats to the highest standards.

    The Nautical Society of La Ciotat, set up in 1889 to curb certain extravagances, created new racing regulations in...
    This exhibition, organised by the association Les Amis du Vieux La Ciotat, gives local residents the chance to discover how yachting developed over seven decades. It shows how La Ciotat became a centre of sailing competition, generating a series of extraordinary boats, but also a port where independent carpenters built many of these extreme boats to the highest standards.

    The Nautical Society of La Ciotat, set up in 1889 to curb certain extravagances, created new racing regulations in 1891 and a cup reserved for 4.50-metre racing boats attached to the region's ports. From 1900 onwards, one-design boats appeared: the SNM's 5-metre and 6.50-metre boats. In 1907, the International Rules gave birth to the 6mJI and 8mJI and, at the same time, gave birth to less expensive but highly competitive metric series: 5.50 metres, 6.50 metres and 8.50 metres, which competed on the water until around 1930.

    Finally, in 1929, the League of Mediterranean Clubs West Corsica Algeria Tunisia created the one-design MOCAT, which was to become the darling of regatta sailors until the sad year of 1939. The Musée Ciotaden invites you to discover models, photographs and previously unpublished documents illustrating this astonishing adventure, which thrilled the crowds for decades.
  • Environment
    • Town location
    • In the historic centre
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Schedules
  • From March 2, 2024
    until June 8, 2024
  • Tuesday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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