SAILING AREA IN PORT CANTO
In 2020, the sailing area will bring together all sailing boats, monohulls and multihulls in a single dedicated and fitted port. With more than 120 sailing boats in Port Canto, the Yachting Festival is the world’s largest in-water exhibition of large sailing boats, offering the best experience for sailing enthusiasts and buyers.
Port Canto will host the “Brokerage” area for second-hand boats from 22+ metres and the “Toys” area.
The Vieux Port will be fully dedicated to the nautical motor industry and luxury and the lifestyle in the Luxury Gallery.
A free shuttle service, maritime and on land, will provide the link between the two ports.
EVENTS TO DISCOVER IN THE SAILING AREA
On the occasion of the 42nd edition and the opening of the Port Canto Sailing Area, which will host 120 new sailing boats, monohulls and multihulls from 10 metres and upwards, and 80 exhibitors, the Yachting Festival will showcase sailing in all its diversity and wealth.
For six days, from 10 to 15 September, VIPs from the world of sailing will crowd the docks of the Yachting Festival and sailing events will be held every day for the delight of enthusiasts!
THE PERSONALITIES PRESENT AT THE YACHTING FESTIVAL
Odyssey for the future on display
The exhibition will stop in at at the entrance to Port Canto, near the Sailing Area.
Starting as the hull of a legendary racing boat on which Peter Blake won the Jules Verne Trophy in 1993, Energy Observer has been transformed into an electrically-powered ship of the future, running on a mix of renewable energies and a carbonfree hydrogen production system that is seawater-based. Energy Observer travels the world on a planned odyssey of 50 countries and 101 stopovers!
The Yachting Festival is creating La Regata on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September, with the logistical support of the Cannes Yacht Club. During two days, 5 teams will compete in the bay of Cannes on the multihulls of the Tour Voile a 4-round competition.
You will be able to enjoy these small racing catamarans and watch the departures of the regattas from Port Canto. As a gift, newbies or enthusiasts selected in our daily draw will be able to take part as crew members on one of the regatta boats.
The super-catamarans regatta
On the eve of the final stage in Marseille of the international SailGP circuit, which will take place from 20 to 22 September, Stéphanie Nadin, Manager of the Marseille event, will present this exceptional championship to the press and exhibitors on Tuesday 10 September.
THE PORT CANTO 2019
ACCESS TO THE SAILING AREA
Covered maritime shuttles will connect the two ports approximately every fifteen minutes, for free.
ON LAND SHUTTLES
On land shuttles are available for free in front of the Palais des Festivals and in front of the entrance of Port Canto to enjoy all exhibitions area of the Yachting Festival.
You can access by car the Port Canto. Many parking spaces are available nearby.