CANNES CROISETTE CUP - AN EVENT WHICH IS WORTH SEEING!
The second edition of the Super Yacht “Cannes Croisette Cup” will be held from 4th to 8th June 2008 in the bay of Cannes.
Only event reserved for the "Super Yachts" (yachts over 30m) on the French Riviera, this event offers the famous “De Beers Treasure Hunt” and 3 days of pursuit rally in the Bay of Cannes between Est?rel, the Lerins's islands and Cap d'Antibes. These sailboats, subject of all superlatives are true works of art, as by their design, details of construction, luxury accommodations, etc. They also pave the way for a new generation of yachts interested in ecology and sustainable development, propelled by the wind, their fuel consumption is 30 to 40 times less than of "Motor-yachts" of equal size…
The choice of Cannes, with its downtown harbour and its wonderful bay, which provides a showcase highlighting the beauty and majesty of these boats, has not escaped the famous Skipper Lionel P?an creator and chairman of the organization. But the sailing would be nothing without the tremendous quality home port of Cannes and the Cannes Croisette organization team to ensure the crews four days of events and parties that make up the legend of Cannes.
Eight boats have participated in the first edition in 2006. The victory of SY HYPERION laid the foundation stone of this event not to be missed on the Riviera. Guy Leymarie, Chairman of De Beers presented to the crew of this superb 47m sloop the fabulous De Beers treasure, a magnificent jewel of their collection, and the Perpetual Trophy, crude piece of crystal on behalf of which the holder is diamond recorded for eternity.
For 2008, because of the level of care and quality that the organization wanted to offer to all participants, only about twenty boats will be invited to join the Albert Edouard pier in front of the Palais des Festivals.
Lionel P?an, the only French famous skipper to have won the Withbread around the world race, Super Yachts racing skipper, has created the "Cannes Croisette Cup” and lead the organization.
The organizing committee it is based on a strong and experienced team composed of sailors, regattas and events organizers and entrepreneurs.
Still in pioneer phase organization has received the support of the French Ministry of Equipment, Tourism, Transport and Sea, and partners of the highest quality in keeping with the project as: De Beers, Bentley Cannes, the City of Cannes, the ICC and the port of Cannes, North Sails, Camper & Nicholsons.
The format of the event consists of four days of pursuit races; the slowest goes first (departures and arrivals in front of “Croisette”) and prestigious social animations. This event is open to Super Yachts over 30 meters long.
FACTS & FIGURES:
1. More than 200 sailing yachts over 30 meters with a value of 10 to 100 million euros sail today.
2. 75% of them are sailing in the Mediterranean regularly.
3. They are served by crews of six to 30 people.
4. They use 30 to 40 times less fuel per mile travelled of a "motor-yacht" of equal size.
5. Their sailing speed can reach more than 25kts (45km/h).
6. Their owners are enthusiasts who love beautiful boats while respecting nature.
7. It is the only event reserved for them on the Riviera.
8. Their operating budget represents approximately 15% of their value.
9. The charter fees of such vessel may exceed 200,000 per week.
ICC port of Cannes
The City of Cannes
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