This year’s Cannes Yachting Festival will be the first international event to reopen post-Covid-19-lockdown. Almost 400 boats ranging from 3 to 43 metres, in-water or on-land, sailing or motor, monohull or multihull boats, with hard or semi-rigid hulls will be presented.

Vieux Port will host motor boats and the luxury and lifestyle sector

Port Canto will be devoted to sailing

Nautical toys will be displayed on Port Canto’s quays

The status of the 43rd Cannes Yachting Festival has been confirmed by French Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness Franke Riester’s July 27 announcement that professional events, exhibitions and trade fairs that comply with protective measures can resume from September 1, without size limits.

Thanks to the festival’s General Health and Safety Plan (PGSS), the Yachting Festival is the first event to have obtained the “Safe & Clean” label. The “Safe & Clean” label indicates health measures — which include Covid-19 considerations — have been properly implemented. 

The PGSS details the protective measures put in place, including specific cleaning and hygiene rules, new protection processes during any contact, and communication of key indicators. A point of contact has been appointed to check that the health protocol has been correctly implemented before and during the event. The protocol may be adjusted according to the measures decreed by the government concerning trade fairs.

“The health security of our exhibitors, visitors and members of staff is at the heart of our concerns more than ever this year,” explains Sylvie Ernoult, director of the Yachting Festival. “We wish to welcome them and allow them to enjoy peace of mind while attending the trade show. It was important for us that the health protocol that we have been working on for several months was certified ‘Safe & Clean’ by APAVE to give a strong signal and reassure our customers.”

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