Cannes Yachting Festival to launch first Concours d’Elégance

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The Cannes Yachting Festival which will take place from 8TH to 13TH September 2015 announced this year the launch of the first Concours d’Elégance.

As the automotive elegance contest, the day-boats parade will take place in the heart of the event, in the Vieux Port and will offer a unique show to the visitors, bringing old and contemporary ships to pay tribute to history of sailing and its art of living.

The Concours d’Elégance will take place on Thursday, September 10th from 5 pm to 6.30 pm

This unique event will be an opportunity for visitors to admire a fleet of old boats (canoes-automobiles), motor boats, most recent and latest innovations unveiled on the occasion of the Yachting Festival 2015.

The boats will be divided into three categories: units from before 1975, those built between 1976 and 2000 and finally, new models after 2000.

For each boat, the jury will appreciate the quality of the renovation, the design and the state of conservation. 

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It will also award points on the history and the rarity of the model, as well as the elegance of the crew and the quality of the parade. The jury will be composed of major names in the industry of boating, partners of the Festival, journalists, experts and lovers of boats.

After the parade, the participants and partners holding the Riviera card are invited to the awards ceremony which will be held in the VIP Club from 7 pm until 10 pm

Registration is free and includes a VIP card for two persons for the duration of the Festival.

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