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The Coupe d'Aviation Maritime Jacques Schneider" (commonly called Schneider Trophy, or prize or cup) was a prize competition for seaplanes.
Announced by Jacques Schneider, a financier, balloonist and aircraft enthusiast, in 1911, it offered a prize of roughly £1,000.
The race was held eleven times between 1913 and 1931. It was meant to encourage technical advances in civil aviation but became a contest for pure speed with laps over a triangular course (initially 280 km, later 350 km). The races were very popular and some attracted crowds of over 200,000 spectators.
|Date||Location||Winning Aircraft||Nationality||Pilot||Speed (mph)|
|1914||Monaco||Sopwith Tabloid||UK||Howard Pixton||86.83|
|1920||Venice, Italy||Savoia S.12||Italy||Luigi Bologna||43.83|
|1921||Venice, Italy||Macchi M.7bis||Italy||Giovanni de Briganti||117.85|
|1922||Naples, Italy||Supermarine Sea Lion II||UK||Henri Biard||145.72|
|1923||Cowes, UK||Curtiss CR-3||USA||David Rittenhouse||177.27|
|1925||Baltimore, USA||Curtiss R3C-2||USA||James Doolittle||232.57|
|1926||Hampton Roads, USA||Macchi M.39||Italy||Mario de Bernardi||246.50|
|1927||Venice, Italy||Supermarine: S.5||UK||Sidney Webster||281.66|
|1929||Calshot Spit, UK||Supermarine: S.6||UK||Henry Waghorn||328.65|
|1931||Calshot Spit, UK||Supermarine: S.6B||UK||John Boothman||340.09|