The best places to race a sailing yacht, from Sardinia to Saint-Tropez
Voiles de Saint-Tropez
Marking the end of the Mediterranean yachting season, Les Voiles de Saint Tropez is the Cote d’Azur’s most important regatta. Welcoming 4,000 sailors and more than 300 exceptional sailing yachts for a seven-day meet, entrants include modern, classic and Wally yachts. The Voiles celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018.
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, Sardinia
2019 marks the 30th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, where world class sailing yachts compete against the stunning backdrop of Sardinia's Costa Smeralda. The brainchild of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and its president, the Aga Khan, the regatta is now an eagerly anticipated annual event attracting a sizeable fleet of majestic maxi yachts to Porto Cervo each september.
Superyacht Cup, Palma
The Superyacht Cup is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe, a favourite with yacht owners, friends, captains and crew who visit Palma de Mallorca annually for the four day event. With warm early summer conditions and reliable sea breezes, the Bay of Palma offers some of the most idyllic racing conditions in the Mediterranean. (Image: Claire Matches)