From 23-30 september cannes is underneath the spotlight again as the thirty ninth edition of the rÈgates royales ñ trophÈe panerai welcomes 50 dragons and over eighty classic yachts, consisting of numerous centenarians. Just days after the cannes yachting pageant (12-17 september), this time cannes appears back to the distinction years of yachting playing host to gaffers, schooners, sloops, j elegance yachts and one-designs from the 20th century for a full week of racing off the lÈrins islands. An great lineup will include a number of the sectorís biggest and most famous classic yachts set to sail in the bay of cannes: 55m elena of london (2009, nathanaÎl herreshoff), 40m cambria (1928, wlliam fife), 38m sunshine (2003, william fife junior), 35m aschanti iv (1954, henry gruber), 30m moonbeam of fife (1903, william fife), 35m moonbeam iv (1914, william fife) 27m mariska (1908, william fife) and 23m tuiga (1909, william fife built).
The rÈgates royales is one of the oldest crusing races inside the mediterranean, beginning in 1929 as a tribute to the king christian x of denmark. The yacht club de cannes is also one of the oldest in france, dating returned to 1859 when it was based because the sociÈtÈ des rÈgates by way of bÈchard, tripet-skrypitzone, de colquhoum and bucket, eager to organize the very first race inside the bay with yachts which includes lÈro, olga, jeannette and touriste, as well as numerous neighborhood fishing and rowing boats. The rÈgates royales de cannes is the final rendez-vous of the trophÈe panerai, a international championship which has attracted world magnificence yachts including brendan mccartyís rowdy, the fighting castle, kelpie, estÈrel, oriole, lulu and rainbow iii, to name a few.