23 > 28 SEPTEMBER 2024 | CANNES

  • Régates Royales de Cannes
  • Régates Royales de Cannes
  • Régates Royales de Cannes
  • Régates Royales de Cannes


Every year during the last week of September in Cannes, the "Régates Royales" bring together 150 of the world's most beautiful classic sailing ships. These splendid ships, often over a hundred years old, sail in the magnificent bay of Cannes. It's a spectacle of rare beauty, appreciated by spectators from all over the world. On board 2 of the world's most legendary yachts, the « French Kiss » and the « South Australia », we are offering you the exceptional opportunity to take part in the Régates Royales de Cannes on Wednesday 25 September or Saturday 28 September. Yes, you read that right, you'll be able to take part as a real crew member supervised by your crew. These are extraordinary moments that will remain engraved in your memory forever. And maybe you'll stand on the podium and walk away with the cup!

The story of the extraordinary yacht built for the America's Cup: French Kiss
In 1987, Marc Pajot, a French skipper with an impressive track record, took the helm of French Kiss. A revolutionary yacht and a true emblem of French know-how, inaugurated by President Jacques Chirac at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, she would take Marc Pajot and his crew all the way to the semi-finals of the America's Cup, the world's biggest 12MJI class yacht race. Never before has a French team made it so far up the list of winners in this legendary world sailing competition, and never again a yacht that has inspired so many dreams in France. With an extraordinary track record, she remains a symbol of excellence known and recognised around the world.

This 12MJI was built in Vendée, in the middle of the pastures in a hangar kept secret. After an exceptional career, French Kiss remained out of the water for more than 10 years. But in 2022, just as she had drifted away from her natural element and the podiums, three enthusiasts decided to buy her back along with a 2nd 12MJI yacht that also took part in the America's Cup, the 'South Australia', and embark on an identical restoration. Their aim: to get these legendary yachts sailing again in legendary regattas all over Europe, and to give as many people as possible a unique and unforgettable experience on these 2 exceptional yachts.


  • Welcome in the morning at the port of Cannes by your captain and his crew on board the French Kiss or the South Australia
  • Explanation of the regatta, allocation of your position, safety and technical instructions on how to handle the sails to take part in the regattas
  • Cruise to the start of the regatta with all the boats in the race
  • Packed lunch on board
  • Return to port around 4.30pm and closing drink
  • All maritime and port authorisations, insurance and federal sailing licence fees
  • Option: We are also at your disposal for the complete organisation of your stay in Cannes: accommodation, catering, transfers, evening events, etc.

RATE (VAT 20% excluded)
2 people minimum/day with one crew member taking part in the manoeuvres + one accompanying person
1 800€ or 2 160€ including VAT for 2 people




Others classic sailing boats

We put at your disposal in exclusivity to follow the regattas, three others superb classic boats:
Bateau pointu provencal

Sailboat 11 meters length. Capacity of 6 people cruising.

Rate (VAT 20%) : 1 600€ or 1 920€ including VAT

Bateau Ketch aurique

Sailboat 19 meters length. Capacity of 12 people cruising.

Rate (VAT 20%) : 4 700€ or 5 640€ including VAT

Bateau Goélette

Sailboat 24 meters length. 130m2 of deck space and a maximum capacity of 44 people for cruising.

Rate (VAT 20%)/day : 10 500€ or 12 600€ including VAT

Program 2024

  • Monday 23/09 - Friday 27/09
    From 11am - Start of the Dragon regatta
  • Tuesday 24/09 - Saturday 28/09
    From 11.30am - Start of the 5.5m JI regatta
    From 12 noon - Start of the 12mJI,Classic metric,tofinou,Ton Cup Classic regatta
  • Sunday 29/09
    From 11am - Start of the Cannes - St Tropez liaison regatta

Practical information

  • Dated : From 23rd to 28th September 2024
  • Place : Cannes
  • Participants : 3 minimum
  • Phone : +33(0)6 14 84 37 01
  • Mail :

You will receive a reply within 24 hours

9am > 12pm & 2pm > 6pm

Price of a call in France