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Cannes show organiser unveils new sailing events

This year’s Cannes Yachting Festival will see the opening of the Port Canto Sailing Area

The organisers of the 42nd Cannes Yachting Festival have prepared a packed itinerary of sailing events for this year’s show – a fitting tribute to mark its 42nd edition and the opening of the Port Canto Sailing area, which will host 80 exhibitors and 120 new sailing boats, monohulls and multihulls from 10m and upwards.

This year’s Guest of Honour is WWF France president and sailor Isabelle Autissier, who will talk about WWF’s work for the protection of the Mediterranean and raise awareness to improve our impact on the environment. Offshore racing sailor Armel Le Cleac’h is returning for the second time as Yachting Festival Ambassador.

As for new events, La Regata Cannes on Thursday 12 Sepember and Friday 13 of September will see five teams compete in the bay of Cannes on the multihulls of the Tour Voile. Visitors will be able to enjoy these small racing catamarans and watch the departures of the regattas from Port Canto.

The Yachting Festival is also inviting all licensees of French sailing federation FFVoile to visit the new Port Canto Sailing Area for free. A complimentary ticket is available at the online ticketing office on registration of a FFVoile licensee number.

A free ticket will also be available at the entrance to the Sailing Area upon presentation of a FFVoile license. This offer gives access to the show uniquely through the Port Canto Sailing Area entrance and allows to visit the entire Yachting Festival.

The 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival will be held from September 10-15.