Les Voiles d’Antibes 2010

Les Voiles d’Antibes 2010 will be held from the 2nd to 6th of June 2010 in ...

Les Voiles d’Antibes 2010

May 03, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Les Voiles d’Antibes 2010 will be held from the 2nd to 6th of June 2010 in Antibes.

Les Voiles d’Antibes 2009 by Eclats de Lumière

Les Voiles d’Antibes marks the Grand Opening of the annual Sailing Regatta Season which is closed with Les Voiles de St. Tropez at the end of September. Les Voiles d’Antibes welcomes the worlds fastest and most beautiful classic yachts meet in Antibes on the French Mediterranean coast to race. 

There are different race classes and for most of the participants, this prestigious event represents the first meeting of the year.

Les Voiles d’Antibes – Trophée Panerai is appreciated for the quality of its regattas with Match Races for the Metric Classes and Coastal Races for the other classes, along the 23 kms of Antibes and Juan-les-Pins coast. The event is also known for its 5 day festive atmosphere on the quays. Cocktails, Live Music, Art Exhibitions and many other events ensure that the atmosphere in Port Vauban and the old town of Antibes is lively.

Les Voiles d’Antibes – Trophée Panerai is also an event that embraces the pure tradition of yachting and celebrates the yachts built between the second half of the 19th Century and the end of the 20th Century that keep alive yacht owner’s passion and knowledge from generation to generation. They immortalise also the passion and knowledge of the architects, builders, tradesmen, captains and crew who have helped carry them through time, so that we may enjoy their magnificent inheritance.

Below are the different race categories

Vintage Yachts: Yachts built in wood or metal, launched before December 31st, 1949, respecting the spirit of their original plans.

Classic Yachts: Yachts built in wood or metal, launched before December 31st, 1975.

Spirit of Tradition Yachts: Yachts built since 1970 using modern techniques and materials, respecting the look and the style of a traditional Vintage or Classic Yacht.

 The Metric Classes

These yachts were designed uniquely to race. Created in 1906 in London, this rating rule was the origin of 10 different classes from 5 to 24 “Metre”. Their class name in meters does not actually represent the length of the boat, which is based on a complicated mathematical equation. In actual fact, a 12 Metre, for example, is over 20 metres length on deck.

Selected for eleven editions (1958 to 1987), as the official class of the America’s Cup, the 12 Metres will challenge each other in spectacular Match Racing duels in front of the walls of the old town of Antibes. Match racing is one of the Voiles d’Antibes Juan-Les-Pin’s most exciting characteristics.

Yachts registered for the Les Voiles d’Antibes 2010


Category Big Boats 

MARISKA 1908  William Fife III  23 m 40  15 MJI 

MOONBEAM IV 1914  William Fife  30 m  Côtre 

CAMBRIA 1928  William Fife  35 m  Côtre 

MOONBEAM III 1903  William Fife III  24 m 70  Côtre 


Category Classic Marconi 

BRYNHILDE 1958 Fred Parker  10 m  Sloop 

DAMBUSTER 1962 Souter & Sons Ltd 11.61 m Sloop 

MARIA GIOVANNA II 1969 Olin Stephens 10 m 82 Sloop 

ROI D’YS 1965 Frans Maas 10 m 85 Sloop 

CHAPLIN 1974 Sciarrelli 16 m 75 Sloop 

ASTARTE II 1970 Sciarrelli 11 m 27 Sloop 

OUTLAW 1963 Illingworth & Primrose 14 m 86 Côtre 

WHITE DOLPHIN 1967 V. Beltrami    20 m 20 Ketch 

 STAR SAPPHIRE 1957 Jack Laurent – Giles   22 m 50 Côtre 

CRAZY LIFE 1968 Olin Stephens 11 m 30  Sloop 


Category Vintage Gaff 

 LULU 1897 Rabot  12 m  Côtre 

 WAYWARD 1908 Shepherd  17 m  Côtre 

TIGRIS 1899 Alfred Mylne    15 m 80  Côtre 

 MARIGOLD 1892 Charles Nicholson  18 m  Côtre 

BONA FIDE 1899 Sibbick 13 m 62 Côtre 


Category Vintage Marconi 

IRINA VII 1934  Alfred Mylne    16 m 80  Ketch 

HELEN 1936  Alfred Mylne  14 m 33  Sloop 8 MJI 

 ADRIA 1934  Arthur Tiller    23 m 50  Ketch 

FRANCE 1937  Camatte  13 m 70  Sloop 8 MJI 

EILIDH 1931 Alfred Mylne    17 m 75 Côtre 

ELSINORE 1930 Torre Holm 15 m 35 Sloop 8 MJI 

ROWDY 1916 Nathaniel Herreshoff 19m 80 Sloop 

OISEAU DE FEU 1937 Camper & Nicholson 20 m 64 Côtre 

HALLOWEEN 1926 William Fife III 21 m 75 Sloop 

WHITE WINGS 1938 John Alden 15 m 24 Sloop 

 AMADOUR 1938   15 m 90 Côtre 

IONA 1899 William Fife 11 m 89 Côtre 

THE BLUE PETER 1930 Alfred Mylne 19m65 Côtre 

SOLITARNOSC 1945 Reiners Knudt 11 m 09 Sloop 6 MJI 

SOLWAY MAID 1940 William Fife  Epoque  16 m  Sloop 


Category Spirit of Tradition 

FAÏAOAHE 2006 Ribadeau – Dumas 20 m  Côtre 

ILHABELA II 2005 Sean Mc Millan 14 m 15 Sloop 

NAZGUL OF FORDELL 2008 Sean Mc Millan  23 m 60  Sloop 

BLUE OF METHYLENE 1968 Dick Carter 11 m 25 Sloop 


Category 12MJI

SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1985 Ben Lexcen 20 m 15 Sloop 12 MJI 

FRENCH KISS 1985 Philippe Briand 20 m Sloop 12 MJI 

KOOKABURRA III 1987 Swarbrick / Murray 20 m 52 Sloop 

Whether you are interested in chartering a modern motor yacht or a classic sailing yacht in Antibes in June to view the event or if are you are interested in participating in the race itself contact CharterWorld for further information.

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