Only event reserved for the "Super Yachts" on the French Riviera, this event offers the famous “Treasure Hunt” and 3 days of pursuit rally in the Bay of Cannes between Estérel, 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 Péan 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 Péan, French sailing legend 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, and Owner Driver Mini Maxi Yachts.
Develop in Cannes, a meeting of the finest Supers sailing Yachts in the world.
Give an exclusive, playful & friendly forum to Owners & crew.
Providing our partners an opportunity to reach a unique target as Super Yachts Owners & crews
Serve at Cannes a unique spectacle.
It calls "Super Yachts” sailing vessels over 30m long.
These yachts are generally one off.
Historically, only J class was Super Yachts.
Rescued and restored by enthusiasts today:
Velsheda, Endeavour, Shamrock, Ranger, Invader, Lulworth, Eleonora, etc. are still sailing.
Contemporaries Super Yachts meet original concepts such; Mari Cha 3, Windrose, Rebecca, Sojana, Gliss, etc.
Architects have to surf the owners imagination wave to create such beautiful big boats, real palaces, the nicest built by famous boat yards of any technological and environmental aspects.
On the occasion of the Cannes Croisette Cup, by registering each owner contributes to charities actions in favour of an association defending the sea ecology and sailing as ecological propulsion up with the concept of sustainable development.
In 2006 Cannes Croisette Cup has supported the Foundation Nicolas Hulot.
In 2011 the Cannes Croisette Cup will support the "4myplanet Foundation" wich act and promote installation on all super yacht of Automatic Ocean Water Survey Systems sending information at GOSUD organisation and CORIOLIS data center for the monitoring of all oceans.