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  • Regates Royales Cannes

    Trophée Panerai

    En baie de Cannes
    du 23 au 30 septembre 2017

  • Regates Royales Cannes

    RegatesRoyalesCannes

  • Regates Royales Cannes

    RegatesRoyalesCannes

  • Regates Royales Cannes

    Trophée Panerai

    En baie de Cannes
    du 23 au 30 septembre 2017

  • Regates Royales Cannes

    RegatesRoyalesCannes

  • Regates Royales Cannes

    RegatesRoyalesCannes

  • Regates Royales Cannes

    Trophée Panerai

    En baie de Cannes
    du 23 au 30 septembre 2017

Sweet Cannes

Sweet Cannes

After five days of racing with typical the Cote d’Azur early autumn conditions -sunny skies and light winds- the 39th edition of the Régates Royales-Trophée Panerai came to an end in grand style. The 15 Metre Mariska got gold in the Big Boat series with a clear score of five wins out of five races, while the One Tonner Ganbare succeeded in snatching the title to Italy’s Il Moro di Venezia by just one point. “Serial winner” Rowdy added yet another victory to her long list, with Argentina’s Cippino at her heels, the 8 Metre Carron II and Linnet skippered by Torben Grael, particularly at ease in light winds, were crowner winners in the gaff cutters classes. Save the date for September 2018, for the 40th edition.

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Serial sailor

Serial sailor

Jacques Fauroux

They may be America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Mini Transat, offshore or Olympic sailors or maybe all of the above. Many can be seen on the dock in Cannes for the Régates Royales-Trophée Panerai.
Naval architect Jacques Fauroux is known internationally for his many winning boats, like  the Quarter Ton Cup Bullit and Three Quarter Ton Cup Maligawa or the 8 Metre Gaulois

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Consistency pays

Consistency pays

Last racing day for the 44-boats strong Dragon fleet, that closed the event in style. UK’s Yvan Bradbury was declared the winner of the 39th Régates Royales de Cannes, with Russia’s Anatoly Loginov getting silver. Classic yachts had one more race on a triangular course, better defining the overall scoreboard, in view of tomorrow’s final round.

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Serial sailor

Serial sailor

Torben Grael: it’s a family affair

Brazilian sailing star Torben Grael has done it all, and almost won it all. He says classic yachts are his fist-time love and explains how sailing is a true family affair for the Grael’s dinasty.

Is this your first time in Cannes?
“No, I raced here with by brother back in 2007, on Wright on White a 12 Metre, originally called New Zealand KZ3. This year I was invited to sail with Linnet. I love classic yachts, I own a 6 Metre from 1912 and being here is a nice opportunity to see so many wonderful boats.”

You are sailing with Linnet, that is Patrizio Bertelli’s boat right? Any news you can give us on the America’s Cup?
“There is nothing officially defined yet. I’ve been sailing with Prada Luna Rossa for ten years, I have a lot of friends working  for the team. I like sailing with Patrizio and enjoying my time here in Cannes, we’ll be in Saint-Tropez next week racing together on Linnet.”

You’ve done the Games, The America’s Cup, the Volvo Ocean Race and now you’ve turned to classic yachting?
“No, actually I’ve learned to sail on this kind of boats, the one I have now used to be my grandfather’s and she won a silver medal in 1920 in Stockholm. She’s beautiful, a gaff cutter originally. It’s nice to come to Cannes and see so many gorgeous old yachts, we haven’t so many in Brazil. But for us is a family affair. My brother Lars (also an experienced sailor and an Olympic medallist) has a 6 Metre from 1933, and our uncles have one 5.5 and a Dragon. We also love cruising boats.”

Your daughter Martine also won a golden medal in Rio 2016 and she’s embarking for her first Volvo Ocean Race, it’s a real sailing dynasty…
“Well, she’s third generation. My uncles went to games in Acapulco and Kiel, in the Star and Soling class. My brother Lars and myself were on it from 1984 up to Athens 2004, and now is Martine, but my son Marco also sails a 49er and finished eleventh in Rio. It’s a nice thing to see.”

Do you think it will be harder for a girl?
“Yes it is quite tough but I think introducing the rule of having a maximum of seven male and two female crew members was very positive.  It will help having more girls doing offshore top events.”

 

Technical specs of NYYC 30 Linnet:
Designer: Nathanaël Herreshoff
Builder: Herreshoff Manufacturing (1905)
LOA: 13,20 m
LWL: 9,42 m
Beam: 2,67 m
Draft: 1,92 m
Displacement: 8 000 kg
Sail area: 105 sq. m

 

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Tight at the top

Tight at the top

A good breeze of around twelve knots and flat seas made for an ideal setting of day 3 of the Régates Royales de Cannes - Trophée Panerai.  Classics had their double-lap triangular course set in the Bay of La Napoule, with the overall scoreboard taking a more defined shape. In the Juan Gulf the air was lighter and shifter, forcing the Race Committee to wait until the early afternoon to be able to launch two races for the Dragons, the 5.5 and the Tofinous

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Serial sailor

Serial sailor

Bruno Troublé, the Cup is in my DNA

They may be America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Mini Transat, offshore or Olympic sailors or maybe all of the above. Many can be seen on the dock in Cannes for the Régates Royales-Trophée Panerai.
French skipper Bruno Troublé
loves classic yachts, when he’s not busy with the America’s Cup… Here is an interview, with some interesting news about his future plans too.

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Step-by-step

Step-by-step

One lap for the classics, two for the big boats, three races for the 5.5 and the Tofinou, two for the Dragons: a lot of action on the Bay of Cannes today, despite a very light northerly, not exceeding eight knots. Mid-way through the Régates Royales de Cannes, in most classes, victory is still there to grab

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  • A story about boats...
  • A story about boats...

    It's not by chance that, since 1859, the world's yachting elite has chosen Cannes as its preferred race course.

    In fact, there are a few places that enjoy such a pleasant environment and ideal conditions for sailing. True, sometimes wind plays hide-and-seek on the bay but that looks like part of its charm because for over a century the world's most beautiful yachts compete on this magnificent race course where the Lérins Islands, the Esterel and Mercantour massifs make for a unique background!

    For over 70 days a year, the bay of Cannes gathers dozens of racing boats. Yet it is the Règates Royales that, represent the peak of the season with some 150 stunning yachts – from 10 to 50 metres long- each and every end of September choose to come sailing here.

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Five days of racing under the sign of elegance

The world-famous Croisette once more going to be under the spotlight - from September 23 to 30- when the 39th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai will gather over fifty Dragons and an armada of over eighty classic yachts, with several centenarians too.

 

One full week of racing off the beautiful Lérins islands  for a fleet made up of eight different categories, according to the boats’ size, rig and age. The line-up is exceptional with some of the world’s biggest and most famous classic yachts will sail in the bay: Elena of London (55 metres, by Nathanaël Herreshoff built in 2009), Cambria (40 metres, by William Fife built in 1928), Sunshine (38 metres, by William Fife Junior built in 2003), Aschanti IV (34,67 metres, by Henry Gruber built in 1954),  Moonbeam of Fife (30 metres, by William Fife built in 1903) and Moonbeam IV (35 metres, by William Fife built in 1914) or the15 M Mariska (27,00 metres, by William Fife built in 1908) et Tuiga (23,18 metres, by William Fife built in 1909), …


In 2016 Cannes will celebrate the 39th edition of the renewed Régates Royales, one of the oldest inshore races in the Mediterranean, the debut event being held in 1929 to honour King Christian X of Denmark. The hosting Yacht Club de Cannes is also one of the most venerable in France, as it was founded in the spring of 1859 when Messieurs Béchard, Tripet-Skrypitzone, de Colquhoum and Bucquet created the Société des Régates and organised the first race in the Napoule Bay for yachts like Léro, Olga, Jeannette and Touriste but open also to small sailing and rowing boats owned by local sailors and fishermen.
For the past 12 years, the Régates Royales de Cannes marks the last rendezvous for the Trophée Panerai circuit, considered as a true classic yachts' world championship.

Where to watch the yachts?

Where to watch the yachts?

Cannes is a unique and magic place, a real staging scene and has several easily accessible viewpoints from where the yachts can be watched, as they race in both bays. The Régates Royales...
Weather forecast

Weather forecast

It's a sunny, bright morning in Cannes. The race village is crowded with sailors and fans but the wind is very light so the race committee decided to hoist the postponement flag for...
Come discover the Race Village

Come discover the Race Village

Come discover the Race Village of the Régates Royales Cannes Quai Saint Pierre and quai Laubœuf (parking nearby) Several stands offering a variety of goods: glasses, clothing, crafts,...
  • Where to watch the yachts?
  • Weather forecast
  • Come discover the Race Village
  • Where to watch the yachts?

    Cannes is a unique and magic place, a real staging scene and has several easily accessible viewpoints from where the yachts can be watched, as they race in both bays.

    The Régates Royales Race Village at the Vieux Port

    The Village and the docks are open to the public and offer many free activities.

    The free visit at the dock

    The boats can be visited when they are moored at the quai, with a limit number of guests each. Visits can be booked at the Régates Royales Race Village at the stand of the Yacht Club de Cannes.

    Le Suquet and the square of the Musée de la Castre

    A high viewpoint of the race area around the islands and on the bays.

    The Yacht Club de Cannes

    You can watch the racing yachts from the Yacht Club’s terrace in the port Palm Beach.

    Boulevard du Midi & Digue of the parking Laubeuf

    The beaches represent a unique observation point, a unique parade three-kilometres long.

    The Iles de Lérins

    The islands of St Honorat and Sainte Marguerite can be reached by ferry and guarantee a true show of the boats sailing round them with the Esterel as a magnificent backdrop while savouring a tasty lunch.

  • Weather forecast

    It's a sunny, bright morning in Cannes. The race village is crowded with sailors and fans but the wind is very light so the race committee decided to hoist the postponement flag for some time. The weather forecast is for a breeze getting stronger with the passing hours. In the early afternoon it should become a good southerly of a dozen knots: ideal conditions for the Dragons and the 5.5 Metres to end their series in style with two or three races in the gulf Juan. This southerly breeze should accompany the Classics on the coastal course set off Cannes and the Lérins islands, thanks to the high pressure system over Switzerland and extending to the Côte d’Azur.
  • Come discover the Race Village

    Come discover the Race Village of the Régates Royales Cannes

    Quai Saint Pierre and quai Laubœuf (parking nearby)


    • Several stands offering a variety of goods: glasses, clothing, crafts, jewels, Tahiti's pearls, etc…

    • It is possible to visit the boats by booking at the stand from the Yacht Club de Cannes

    • Come and have a drink at the Régates Royales brasserie, savour a Fish’n Chips, a pizza or concede yourself delicious oysters

    • Free music shows every night

    • Watch the crews compete in the thug-of-war, fun guaranteed

    • Take part to the attraction organized by the Rotary Club to gather funds for the association “Sourire & Partage” for sick children
  • Where to watch the yachts?
  • Weather forecast
  • Come discover the Race Village