Cannes gets the go ahead for yacht festival

The Cannes Yachting Festival will go ahead in September Photo: Cannes Yachting Festival

The Yachting Festival, the first autumn show on the international calendar, will take place from 8 to 13 September 2020, in Cannes, at the Vieux Port and Port Canto.

The Yachting Festival will welcome around 420 boats with the exhibitors, who include almost all the major players in the French and international nautical industry, divided between both ports in Cannes with the motor boats at the Vieux Port and the sailing boats in the Sailing Area at Port Canto.

“After many weeks of uncertainty in light of the context, intensive discussions with our clients, the City of Cannes, our partners and suppliers; and a great deal of work with local authorities, we are pleased to have reached the final stretch before the opening of the Festival,” explained Sylvie Ernoult, show manager.


In the unique context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the boats and stands have been installed in accordance with a General Health and Safety Plan (PGSS) drawn up by the festival and presented to the Prefecture, the City of Cannes and suppliers.

The PGSS, which will be certified by an independent body, aims to ensure compliance with current health standards to protect the health of those within the trade show area. This protocol includes flow management, festival entrances, hand sanitiser distribution, the wearing of masks, constant cleaning of common areas and more.

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