The regatta of the Voiles d’Antibes, usually happening throughout the first week of June, has been postponed. The new dates: 16th until the 20th of September. Celebrating their 25th edition, the event will be marked with live music, various exhibitions centered on the subject of the sea and the environment, but also concerts and parades. Furthermore, the registration can be completed online for anyone who wishes to participate in the regatta, which annually opens the Mediterranean circuit for traditional yachts.
Located in the Village des Voiles and the Port Vauban, Europe’s leading marina, the event will host various boats: Yachts d’Époques (built before 1950), Yachts Classiques (built before 1976), Yachts Esprit de Tradition, and the Metric Classes (6 MJI, 8MJI and the 12 MJI competing in America’s Cup from 1958 to 1987). These boats have shaped the great history of International Yachting since the end of the 19th century.
Every year, the event also welcomes between five and fifteen new boats to join the circuit. It’s an occasion to meet sailors, owners, and crew members to share stories and discover the new boats. Some participants come every year with their prestigious yachts. Some examples of these are Ikra, Sovereign, Thendara, Lelantina, Outlaw, Adria, Cambria, or Tuiga, which have already participated in many regattas. Additionally, many participating yachts will have come back renovated or with entirely new crews.
If not appealed by the regatta itself, the event will also be continuing ashore with the village hosting multiple activities at the same time. Unsurprisingly, live music will be playing—Antibes is known for its Jazz festival, after all. Additionally, a cocktail will be organized and exhibitions will be displayed between 9 am and 10 pm. Overall, this event promises five days of fun and entertainment for anyone who wishes to join.
Register for the regatta through: http://www.voilesdantibes.com/inscriptions
- Charlotte Gillet