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The classic yacht season is officially open! What a thrill awaits classic yacht fanatics like me. The real big news is, in addition to the fabulous annual classic races taking place along the French and Italian Rivieras such as Monaco, Marseille, and Saint Tropez, a new event in Imperi...
It is an awesome trip back in time to see the Mediterranean Sea transformed into a veritable history book on water when the classic yachts make their not-so-shy appearance on the Côte d?Azur waters. Summer and autumn are peak times for a string of classic regattas on the French and Ita...
Once upon a time the 'gentleman's' sport of golf was restricted to the domain of the elite circle who frequented the Côte d?Azur and sojourned at the splendid villas and luxury hotels. Nowadays the Riviera has opened up as a holiday destination for everyone to enjoy.
The Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix coincide in May on the French Riviera, providing enough reasons to make a date with the Med. In fact sailing your yacht to both events is the ideal way to see these glamorous and thrilling events. This year the Cannes Film festival cel...
A unique and fun, yet competitive race for superyachts in the form of a treasure hunt.
For the first time in over 150 years the America's Cup has been brought to Europe as Team Alinghi defend their title. As the action reaches fever pitch in Valencia in the lead up to the grand finale of the 32nd America's Cup in July 2007, Yacht Vacations & Charters look at the story so...
The Millionaire Fair is the place to find fabulous lifestyle choices for your home, yacht, jet and you. Unlike any other fair this one stop deluxe shop will have you maxing out your unmax-able platinum credit card. The world?s ultimate, luxury shopping extravaganza covers all aspects o...
The near mythical French Riviera coast lures sailors from all over the world because of the killer combo of naturally gorgeous landscapes and the azure blue of the Mediterranean Sea while at the same time offering trendy, star-studded or traditional Provencal entertainment in the strin...
Sanremo, an hour?s sail from the French border and a mere 20 miles east of fairytale Monaco, it is the perfect stop for those who crave the richness of a sophisticated city with none of the downsides - except for the crazy drivers! Thankfully the yachts adopt a more prudent approach wh...
Once upon a short time ago a French man named François Spoerry had a unique and watery vision for his yacht. His wish was to create a beautiful home where he could moor his boat in the backyard - the visionary Gallic was an avid sailor as well as being a creative architect. And lucky f...
May 11th-14th. Voiles Latines: a nostalgic glance back at historical sailing when traditional boats restored to their former glory gather and participate in this regatta (navigate without the aid of modern technology) in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. www.snst.org. May 17th- 28th. Cannes Fi...
Tall, white, and beautiful! She has seduced a tall, dark, Norwegian captain. Fiords, adventure, camaraderie, and treasure islands (well maybe!) all await you when you set sail on the Sorlandet, the oldest functioning full-rigged tall ship in the world, captained by Jarle Flatebo.
Everyone was happy with this year's Monaco Yacht Show! Held in September at Port Hercules in the prestigious and fairytale port of Monaco with its magnificent views of the Alps and the Mediterranean sea, the show lived up to its name as the world's premier luxury yacht show. The Monaco...
Starting today the last regatta of the season for Saint Tropez on the French Riviera kicks off in style. Les Voiles d'Automne is a highly demanding, high level competition, which requires a skilled crew to manoeuvre its banana-shaped course. The club, Société Nautique, that organises t...
Organizer Luc Pettavino believes that the decision to target a very specific niche - the top end of the luxury market - has been the key to success. And when you set your eyes on the impressive array of gigantic and sumptuous yachts with their tall masts reaching up toward the French A...
YV&C is the first and only media company in Monaco Yacht Show's 15-year history to bring live multimedia coverage of this year's show through its live reports and breaking news stories, through the world's first and only branded yacht blog community authors at YachtBlogs.com, and its r...
There is no other way to describe the Ligurian coast in the north of Italy other than simply gorgeous and naturally so. Sailing along in your yacht along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Mediterranean Sea, fondly known as 'the big blue', the view from the water of the cliffs ...
With more business than sailing taking place at the most famous film festival in the world, private yachts serve not only as luxury quarters, but also as floating offices and entertainment centers that may never leave their berths.