2020 Save the Dates! Here are some of our favourite charter and sailing events this year. If you’re looking for a unique charter, with access to the best clubs, parties and restaurants contact us for these not-to-be-missed experiences.
See and Be Seen events
Cannes Film Festival
Cannes, France – 12-23 May
Undoubtedly one of the French Riviera’s most glamorous and prestigious events, the 73rd edition of The Cannes Film Festival arrives in the South of France once again this May with a never-ending list of celebrities and superyachts.
If you’re looking for the most luxurious accommodation or the best seat in the house, a Cannes Film Festival yacht charter is without doubt the most exciting way to experience this world class event and to get up close to the flashing bulbs and glittering gowns. Whether it’s a corporate event or private holiday spent with friends and family, a yacht charter allows you to get right in the thick of the action in the most stunning location imaginable.
Monaco Grand Prix
Monaco, 21-24 May
The most iconic annual event and the highlight of the Formula 1 season, there is no better place to be than amongst the celebrity-filled parties and the dazzling waters of Monaco. Starting with qualifying on the Thursday and main race day on the Sunday, for those chartering a superyacht this is simply an unforgettable weekend.
Monaco’s Port Hercules is the place to be to soak up all the action from this fuel-filled event as the race circuit runs right along the quayside in Monaco. Time is running out to book a berth so be sure to book as soon as possible – the view is essential!
Venice Film Festival
Venice Italy, August
Founded in 1932, the Venice Film Festival is the oldest and most glamorous in the world, drawing the superyachts and superstars together for a very special ten days…certainly one to add to your calendar.
Book a berth in the marina opposite St Mark’s Square and join the glittering celebrations in this fairytale city. While you’re there you can explore the many Michelin-starred dining experiences after or indulge in some cocktails at one of the many rooftop bars soaking up the Venetian way of life.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Island, 27 – 29 November
In strong competition with Monaco, and the last race in the F1 season, the Abu Dhabi grand prix has fast become one of the places to be seen. Secure a track-view berth to experience the race from the comfort of your superyacht. The atmosphere of this twilight race is made even more spectacular with star studded after-parties and concerts exclusive to superyacht guests and race-goers.
St Barths Bucket
St Barths, 19-22 March
The most prestigious superyacht sailing race in the Caribbean, there is no better place to be than St Barths in March. A race that has been running since 1995, the regatta draws some of the most famous crew, captains and yachts to this island to see them battle it out for the title in some action-packed races over three days.
Aside from this incredible sailing event, St Barths is the most idyllic place to charter and is the epitome of island chic with a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere where you can spend endless days relaxing in the sun or exploring coral reefs.
Americas cup World series
Sardinia, Italy 23-26 April
It’s the official first step on the road to Auckland 2021, the 36th Americas cup. The teams will compete in a series of competitions around the world, the first one being held this April in Cagliari, Sardinia.
Start and end your charter at the perfectly situated marina in Cagliari, ready to enjoy some fabulous sailing and also experience the wonder of being on the water at the same time as the truly amazing ACWS yachts. Make sure you take your camera to capture some breath-taking panoramic views offered on these stunning Cagliari waters.
Isle of Wight, UK 8-15 August
Arguably the most famous event in the British sailing summer calendar, Cowes week has been running since 1826 making it one of the UK’s longest running sporting events. Staging up to 40 events a day for around 1000 boats it is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. Whether you are racing or watching from the side-lines, it is the perfect way to spend those summer afternoons. Whilst the race draws around 8500 competitors from around the world, including Olympics sailors, it also has a great mix of parties and live entertainment.
Les Voiles de St Tropez
Saint-Tropez, France from 26 September
Rounding off the summer season is the sun-drenched Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez regatta where you can watch over 300 sailing yachts, both classic and modern, and over 4000 crew fight out the title in this exciting event.
There is something for everyone to watch with many different classes of race to choose from including; Traditional, Modern, “Esprit de Tradition” (modernized traditional yachts), Wally and 12 Meter America’s Cup Yachts, not to mention the hundreds of J-Class, Maxi’s, Swans. The entire port of St Tropez is buzzing for the whole week as sailing fans gather from all over the world for this sailing spectacle.
Key Yacht shows of 2020:
– Düsseldorf Boat show: 18-26 January
– Helsinki International Boat Show: 7-16 February
– Dubai International Boat Show: 10-14 March
– The Superyacht Show Barcelona: 6-9 May
– Palma Superyacht Show: 29 April-3 May
– Yachting Festival Cannes: 8-13 September
– Monaco Yacht Show: 23-26 Sept