Created in 1996, the sails of Antibes held each year during the first week of June, to mark the opening of the Mediterranean for the Yachts of Tradition and the metric Classes thus circuit as the first step of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge.
Organized in the early season, the sails of Antibes - Panerai trophy host, each year, a classic selection of the finest Yachts (built before 1950), time and spirit of Tradition Yachts (built before 1976) as well as the Classes Metriq Siu (6 MJI, 8MJI and the 12 competing America's Cup from 1958 to 1987 MJI), that have shaped since the end of the 19th century, the great history of International Yachting.
For most participants, this prestigious gathering, represents the first major event of the year. Spring back, the boats have joined their ties in the Mediterranean ports. Some have been revisions or improvements based on their ratings to maximize their performance, others have been sold or changed their crews. So, participants are renewed each year around a hard core of mythic boats such as Ikra, Thendara, Lelantina, Cambria or Tuiga who have long been, present in all the regattas. Each year, between five and fifteen vessels, that is not known or has not seen for some time, reappear. They come out of restoration or renovation. Antibes is the first gathering of the season, the Mariners, owners and crews discover and tell new stories that contribute to the party ashore.
Appreciated for the quality of its racing (Match-Race for the metric classes and coastal route, along the 23 km of coastline between the bays of Antibes and Juan-les-Pins for other classes) and for great usability that reigns back ashore, The sails of Antibes - Panerai trophy are without a doubt one of the lighthouses of the Mediterranean circuit events.
But the sails of Antibes - trophy Panerai, is also in the purest tradition of Yachting, return to Pier 5 days of entertainment and conviviality . The reception on the ground is certainly the warmest of the circuit. Organized around a village designed on the theme of the celebration and conviviality. Antibes, famous worldwide for its Jazz festival, to associate the music with the sail.
With daily from 9: 00 to 22: 00 in many exhibitions and animations on the themes of the sea and the environment but also cocktails, concerts, parades and many other surprises and challenges that every night life in joy and the bo NNE mood the Village of the sails and the Port Vauban, 1 Marina in Europe.
The Voiles d'Antibes also have an educational role by putting in place every year educational and sports tours for youth (able-bodied and disabled) to become familiar with the world of the sea in general and the world of sailing in particular and d e inform the defence of our heritage and our marine environment.
THEN go to the PORT VAUBAN has ANTIBES to enjoy the party!