• Regates Royales Cannes

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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

Cannes, the capital of classic yachting

Cannes, the capital of classic yachting

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.

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The place to be for classic yachts

The place to be for classic yachts

The 39th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai will enliven once again the Bay of Cannes, from the 23rd to the 30th September. Classics, Spirit of Tradition, Metre class boats, Dragons and Tofinou one-designs will gather in a unique display of beauty, elegance and competition

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The unbearable lightness of the wind

The unbearable lightness of the wind

No wind for the last day of the 38th Régates Royales de Cannes, the bay of La Napoule looked almost totally flat, except for the occasional puff of breeze here and there. The crews and the organizers waited in vain for more than two hours for a decent wind to materialize but finally had to give up and go back to the Vieux Port of Cannes.

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All sails up!

All sails up!

Today was the last day for the Dragon and the 5.5 Metre classes that crowned  their 2016 champions. One-designs, Metre classes and Classics all profited from excellent wind conditions with a good southerly breeze and clear, sunny skies. The 150 boats, all sails hoisted, made a real display of power and colour for the many spectators crowding the beaches and the Croisette. The racing on the one-lap course in the bay of la Napoule was close and intense, bringing out the best from the crews.

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Leaders still leading?

Leaders still leading?


After yesterday's races, raced in excellent weather conditions (with a south-easterly of 12 to 15 knots) the early leaders confirmed their leadership in almost all the classes.

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The Centenarians look good

The Centenarians look good

The 38th Régates Royales de Cannes -Trophée Panerai celebrated the anniversary of some of the oldest yachts on the international circuit: Nan of Fife and Eva at 120 and 110 years old, or the two New York 40s Chinook and Rowdy that just turned centenarian.

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Ready for the tug of war?

Ready for the tug of war?

Because of the rainy weather, yesterday the traditional tug of war contest has been delayed to today in the afternoon once the classic yachts will get back into the port. To make the social events schedule richer, today the most creative among the sailors can take part to the painting contest while all the others can put their skills to the test in the “blindtest”.

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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