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Jules Cavaillès (1901-1977)


Régates à Ouistreham


Oil on canvas

73 x 60 cm (20F)


Ouistreham is a seaside town in the French department of Calvados in the Normandy region. It was the easternmost landing beach during the Normandy landings in 1944. Aside from its wartime history, Ouistreham offers visitors a range of attractions, including its sandy beaches, promenades along the coast, and opportunities for water sports and relaxation. The town's maritime character and proximity to historical sites make it an appealing destination for tourists interested in both history and natural beauty. Pictured are sailboats taking part in a regatta, a series of boat races. A regatta is a type of organized boat race or series of boat races, typically held on bodies of water such as rivers, lakes, or oceans. Regattas can vary in size and scope, ranging from local events involving a few boats to large, international competitions with numerous participants and multiple race categories. They are popular in various water-based sports and activities, such as sailing, rowing, canoeing, kayaking, and even dragon boat racing. Sailing Regattas involve sailboats competing against each other in various classes based on factors like boat type, size, and design. Different types of sailboats, from small dinghies to larger yachts, can participate. This painting, which depicts a regatta, was created by Jules Cavaillès in the 1950s.


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