• Regates Royales Cannes

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  • Regates Royales Cannes

    Trophée Panerai

    En baie de Cannes
    du 22 au 29 septembre 2019

  • Regates Royales Cannes

    RegatesRoyalesCannes

  • Regates Royales Cannes

    RegatesRoyalesCannes

  • Regates Royales Cannes

    Trophée Panerai

    En baie de Cannes
    du 22 au 29 septembre 2019

  • Regates Royales Cannes

    RegatesRoyalesCannes

The 40th Règates Royales - Trophée Panerai: the anniversary edition closes in style

The 40th Règates Royales - Trophée Panerai: the anniversary edition closes in style

Despite the capricious wind conditions - with the 200 boats and over 1,500 sailors forced ashore on two days due to the strong winds-  the 40th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai

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Waiting for the grand final

Waiting for the grand final

While the Dragons, 5,50 and BOD rounded off their last racing day in Cannes, today all the classics are going to have the final chance to improve or consolidate their position on the scoreboard.

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Regates Royales de Cannes: tied at the top

Regates Royales de Cannes: tied at the top

Gaff topsails, genoas, jibs, staysails, spinnakers, mainsails, mizzens… you name it, any size, any shape and kind of sail could be seen on the bay of la Napoule today, for Day 4 of the Régates Royales.

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Crews ready to fight for the title

Crews ready to fight for the title

Sun is shining on the Bay of Cannes and Day 4 of the Régates Royales de Cannes - Trophée Panerai. The race officials are waiting for the wind to set with a postponement ashore, but the forecast is for a southerly breeze of around 10 knots.

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Perfect conditions for close racing in Cannes

Perfect conditions for close racing in Cannes

13 knots, flat water, sun, blue skies and the stunning backdrop of the mount Esterel overlooking the Bay of Cannes. Who could ask for more on the opening day of the  40th Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai

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Racing gets underway, at last

Racing gets underway, at last

The 40th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai is finally getting underway, after two days of strong winds that forced the 200 crews to stay ashore.

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From all over the world…

From all over the world…

Strong wind and a big swell have halted once more racing at the 40th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai. The 200 crews were forced to stay ashore, waiting for the weather to improve. A great opportunity to meet the sailors and get to know the stories of the men and women and of the stunning boats that make the regatta so special.
Over 40 years the regatta that started with only five 8 m I.R. racing in the Bay of Cannes, has become one of the top rendez-vous worldwide for classic yachts thanks to the passion of a group of local sailors.

They come from Brazil, Australia, the USA, from Russia and almost everywhere in Europe to race on some of the most handsome classic boats. “They" means sailors from all over the world and from the most varied classes and experiences, from offshore to solo sailing, from Olympic to match-racing and the America’s Cup. The crème de la crème of international sailing from more than 20 countries, is reunited in Cannes this week.

Torben Grael, Abby Ehler, Simon Le Bon and many more…
Brazilian Torben Grael, with his five Olympic medals, two participation and one victory in the Volvo Ocean Race and three America’s Cups, plus an incredible number of world titles this year comes back to Cannes to helm Vanessa. The 1974 design by Italian Giulio Cesare Carcano has been restored under the careful eye of her owner Patrizio Bertelli, fashion brand Prada’s CEO, avid sailor and classic yachting enthusiast. Vanessa and her crew are the most accredited team in the Spirit of Tradition division this year.
She has just finished the Volvo Ocean Race, a nine-months long lap around the world with Dutch-flagged Team Brunel. British sailor Abby Ehler is racing on Blitzen, a 1938 Bermudan sloop, with singer and Duran Duran’s frontman Simon Le Bon, who also took part to the round the world race in 1985 on his 78’ maxi Drum and is a regular presence in Cannes.

 Fingers crossed for racing tomorrow
The weather forecast is for lighter wind over the coming days, as the strong easterly-north-easterly has left the Cote d’Azur on Wednesday afternoon, leaving behind a light south-easterly breeze but a big swell, with waves exceeding 3 metres. On Thursday morning a south-easterly of around 10 knots should increase to reach some 15 knots, enabling the fleet to finally start racing.

The day’s number: 15
It’s the number of young patients from the local association Sourire et Partage, who had the opportunity to visit some of the boats moored at the quays: Puritan, Il Moro di Venezia, Marigold, Nina Luisita, Elena, Freya welcomed the kids on board for a unique experience.     

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No racing, public and social events on the docks

No racing, public and social events on the docks

It never happened at the Régates Royales de Cannes, two days of no racing in a row. But the weather conditions, and especially the big swell so dangerous for such delicate yachts, forced the race organisers to keep the boats, both the classics and the Dragons, in the Vieux Port. 

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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 22 to 29- 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)…


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