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France’s Most Unmissable Yachting Events : French Riviera, September 2019

Yacht at Cannes Yachting Festival in Cannes Port Canto

It’s very nearly that time of year again – when we get a chance to see the latest eagerly-awaited Yacht launches and catch up with everyone in the boating community, all the while soaking up that early autumn Mediterranean sun. If you are new to the industry and don’t yet know the must-attend events, the French Riviera in September 2019 is the place to be. Read this guide to the best boat festivals in France in September – from French Riviera yacht charter inspiration to exhilarating sailing races, these shows have it all.

Here are Four of The Best Yachting Events on the French Riviera in September 2019:

Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes Yachting Festival

When?  Tuesday 10 to Sunday 15 September 2019, 10am to 7pm

What? The Cannes Yachting Festival (CYF) has been an institution of the Cote d’Azur boating crowd since its opening in 1977. It kicks it off in style as the first yacht show of the season, bringing hundreds of global pleasure yacht builders to the South of France to exclusively launch their new vessels. Often referred to as Cannes leading in-the-water boat show, expect a vast array of motor yachts, sailing yachts, multihulls, tenders and day boats on display – making it perfect for prospective buyers of any kind. This year, attendees can look forward to a new dedicated sailing area, alongside pre-existing highlights such as the Luxury Gallery, Concours d’Elegance and VIP program. It’s truly one of the coolest boat festivals in France in September 2019.

Where? Port Canto (the newly-appointed sailing port, as well as the place to find second-hand brokerage boats and toys) and the Vieux Port (dedicated to new motor yachts and the Luxury Gallery).

Cannes Regates Royales Sailing

Cannes Royal Regattas

When?  Sunday 22 to Saturday 28 September 2019

What? Since 1859 the world’s sailing yacht elite have flocked to Cannes to enjoy an exhilarating race, with the Lérins Islands, the Esterel and Mercantour massifs as their backdrop. And with near-perfect sailing conditions and a stunning racecourse, who can blame them? Take part in racing one of 150 beautiful yachts, measuring from 10 to 50 metres in size, or watch in awe from the Bay of Cannes – either way, you are in for an incredible week at one of the most adrenaline-fuelled events on the French Riviera in September 2019. Evenings spell free music shows and plenty of delicious food and drink, so you’ll always be entertained.

Where? Quai Saint Pierre and Quai Lebœuf

Monaco Yacht Show

Monaco Yacht Show

When? Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 September 2019, 11am to 7.30pm

What? The Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) represents luxury in its finest form. Be awed as you stroll past and explore dazzling custom superyachts, each one more lavish than the last. With over 125 to see and only four days to do it, planning ahead of time is a necessity if you want to make the most of the show – don’t forget that the 2019 event will also see forty new yacht launches in a worldwide debut. However, MYS is about more than just the yachts, with the luxury car deck a recent addition to tempt classic automobile connoisseurs, and a selection of evening soirees at which to blow off some steam. Look out for His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, an ongoing supporter of the MYS, frequently sighted at the show.

Where? Port Hercules, Monte-Carlo

Les Voiles de St Tropez Sailing Regatta

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez

When? Saturday 28 to Sunday 6 September 2019

What? This year will mark the 20th anniversary of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez, so guests can look forward to an even more exciting regatta than usual. Bringing together an incredible 300 classic and modern yachts and filling the harbour with sailors, enthusiasts and eager onlookers, Les Voiles is an unforgettable event on the French Riviera this September 2019. Twentieth birthday highlights will include moving the Wally Class modern yacht race from the usual Windward-Leewards to a series of the coastal races, with three state-of-the-art Wallycentos competing. Get ready to be on the edge of your seat!

Where? Port de Saint-Tropez

So there we have it – four must-attend yachting festivals in France in September. With all this to look forward to, bring on autumn!



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