The Vieux Port will be home exclusively to motorboats and motor yachts, with sail heading to Porto Canto.
To date, 119 sailing boats have been confirmed for the festival and they will be displayed on three new Port Canto quays: the Quai d’Honneur, the Quai de la Roseraie and the Quai Ouest. These quays will host the brand new ‘Sailing Space’, reserved for new monohulls, and multihulls sailing boats measuring more than 10 metres and altogether there’s over 1,000 additional linear metres to present in-water boats, alongside nearly 4,000 m² for on-land stands.
“The opening of the Sailing Space is fully in line with the history of the Yachting Festival at Port Canto, which, up until now, was used as the Brokerage space,” explains Sylvie Ernoult, CYF’s director.
This commitment is a sign of support for the show and confidence in the initiative we have taken to better showcase sailing.
“Originally discussed and supported by the Fédération des Industries Nautiques, the urgent need to spread the Yachting Festival beyond the Vieux Port resulted in the Sailing Space at Port Canto; in close collaboration with our exhibitors, our suppliers, the Cannes city council, and the Nice – Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This commitment is a sign of support for the show and confidence in the initiative we have taken to better showcase sailing.”
The Cannes Yachting Festival will take place from Tuesday the 10th to Sunday the 15th of September 2019.