SUMMER THE PERFECT TIME OF YEAR TO ENJOY SOME OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST YACHTING EVENTS AND COMPETITIONS
It is a time for glamorous parties, picturesque coastlines, and an impressive array of performance yachts. Here are our picks for the top events you don’t want to miss this summer. Contact our yachting specialists for more information.
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta
June 7 – 11, 2016
The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta opens the Mediterranean superyacht calendar on June 7 – 11 2016. Organised by the YCCS and Boat International Media, this four-day sailing regatta attracts an ever-increasing fleet of sailing yachts. This year’s event will see the Wally Class fleet return to the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. Learn More
Giraglia Rolex Cup
June 10 – 18, 2016
The Giraglia Rolex Cup is a Mediterranean keelboat regatta, named after the island of Giraglia, which has been held annually since 1953. It is organized by the Yacht Club Italiano, with the help of the Yacht Club de France and the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez. Since 1997, in which year the current name was adopted, the race has been supported by the Rolex luxury wristwatch company.
The regatta consists of a week-long set of races, beginning with inshore races in the St. Tropez Bay followed by the primary event which begins in St. Tropez, France, passes through the Îles d’Hyères near the island of Giraglia, and then finishes off in Genoa, Italy, a total distance of 243 nautical miles (450 km).
Superyacht Cup Palma
June 22 – 25, 2016
The Superyacht Cup is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe, a favourite with yacht owners, friends, captains and crew who visit Palma de Mallorca annually for the 4 day event. With warm early summer conditions and reliable sea breezes, the Bay of Palma offers some of the most idyllic racing conditions in the Mediterranean.
The racing is run by the highly experienced international Race Officers and the team at Real Club Nautico de Palma. The participating superyachts are all moored together stern-to in the Superyacht Cup Regatta Village located at Muelle Viejo with the iconic Palma Cathedral and Palm tree lined Paseo Maritimo providing a stunning back-drop. Learn More
Sydney International Boat Show
July 28 - August 1, 2016
The Sydney International Boat Show is the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere. It first ran in 1968 and since then has played host to over three million visitors who arrive to be entertained, educated, speak to the experts, and to be inspired by this wonderful pastime enjoyed by millions each year. Learn More
Cannes Yachting Festival
September 6th - 11th, 2016
The Cannes Yachting Festival takes place every September in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes. As the first show in the boating season, the Cannes Yachting Festival is Europe’s leading in-water boating event. The major players in pleasure yachting come here to launch the show season by showcasing their new worldwide models.
The Cannes Yachting Festival has created a new area: La Terrasse. Ideally situated on the roof of the Palais des Festivals and near to the VIP Club and the panoramic restaurant, this new privileged area overlooks the old port and its 500 yachts on one side, and the Cannes bay and Croisette on the other.
This new space is exclusively for luxury industry stakeholders: the automobile industry, watches, jewelry, private aviation, prestigious property, gastronomy, tableware, couture houses, leather and saddles, furniture & design, art & photography, hotel, high-tech products, perfume & beauty, premium services as well as luxury yachts. Learn More