Viola, shines in Monaco and Cannes

Oct 6, 2017

Cannes, Monaco, Saint-Tropez... it is all happening in the Mediterranean at the moment! The Monaco Classic Week was the first event in mid-September before the Régates Royales in Cannes and Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez this week. These splendid classic yachts are a real feast for the eyes, and the regattas are no less of a treat to watch ...

Viola, a 1908 Fife design, based in the Maritime Museum of La Rochelle since 1999 has won the Monaco Classic Week and taken 3rd place on the podium at the Régates Royales in Cannes in all classes.

The boat is fast and beautiful
This cutter has a full set of Incidence sails. “We had to make about ten sails in 3 years, at the rate of 3 to 4 sails per year”, comments Fabien Desprès, Viola’s skipper. “These rigs are unstable, so we must carry out a long and meticulous work of optimisation on the sails... Once the dress is on the bride, there are many alterations to be made! We work closely with Incidence. There is a lot of exchange and permanent adjustments to be made. It must be acknowledged that we are particularly demanding regarding the cut and finishes of sails. Incidence does a great job. We are very happy. The boat is not only fast, but it is beautiful, which is essential in classics since aesthetics count in the results of the races.
All the finishes are made with the materials of the boat's era (1908) and they are worked in the same way as was done in the past.
Incidence has been long renowned for the quality of its cuts, but it has reached a new level in recent years in terms of quality of its finishes on the classic sails.”

Monaco Classic Week 2017
Viola winner of the Monaco Classic Week Trophy
Moonbeam IV 2nd in Big Boat
Cice 3rd in Dinghy’ 12

Cannes Régates Royales 2017
Viola 3rd all classes
Eva 8th all classes
Moonbeam III 5th Big Boat
Moonbeam IV 6th Big Boat

Photo Christophe Breschi