August 6 2020
This new vintage of the Yachting Festival should remain true to its DNA, with less flamboyance however, due to the current context, with nearly 400 boats on display, ranging from 3 to 43 metres long, afloat or ashore, sailing or motor, monohull or multihull, hard or semi-rigid hull!
Visitors will have the opportunity to meet some of the biggest names in the international nautical industry who will be presenting numerous world premieres, spread over the two ports of Cannes in strict compliance with the health standards in force.
Following the example of last year, the Old Port will welcome the motorboat world and the sector dedicated to luxury and the art of living in the Luxury Gallery. Port Canto will for its part be dedicated to Sailing with, on its quays, a selection of nautical toys.
The opening of the 43rd edition of the Yachting Festival is made possible by two strong announcements:
Franck Riester, French Minister Delegate to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in charge of Foreign Trade and Attractiveness, confirmed on 27 July 2020 the resumption of professional events, trade shows, fairs and congresses as of 1 September with no limit on the number of events and in compliance with barrier gestures.
Thanks to the General Health Safety Plan established to allow the opening of the show in the best possible sanitary conditions, the Yachting Festival is the first event to have obtained the "Safe & Clean" label. This new label, in response to this unprecedented health crisis, aims to reassure visitors and exhibitors of the Festival's ability to welcome them in sufficient safety conditions that comply with current standards.
Created by APAVE on May 18, the "Safe & Clean" label attests to the proper implementation of health measures to deal with the Covid-19 risk and to support public and private establishments. APAVE wished to propose a quality recognition to companies in order to reassure their customers and their employees about the preventive measures put in place against the Covid-19 risk. This label commits the company to a process of formalising prevention procedures based on an audit grid detailing the operational measures and actions to be implemented.
The PGSS responds in detail and efficiently to the respect of the barrier gestures to be implemented, to the specific cleaning and hygiene rules, to the new protection processes during any contact (circulation, payment, suppliers...), to the communication of the key indicators. A referent has been appointed with the task of monitoring the smooth running of the sanitary protocol before and during the show. This protocol will, of course, be adjusted in due course according to the measures that will be adopted by the government concerning trade fairs.
"The health safety of our exhibitors, visitors and employees is at the centre of our concerns this year even more so. We would like to welcome them and allow them to be serene during their presence at the show. It was important for us that the health protocol we have been working on for several months was certified "Safe & Clean" by APAVE to give a strong signal and reassure our customers. Our job as event organizers leaves no room for improvisation, everything is really done to ensure that the visit to the show is done in the best conditions. Visitors and exhibitors will therefore be able to take full advantage of the Yachting Festival, which promises to be very promising this year again with many previews to discover! "explains Sylvie Ernoult, Director of the Yachting Festival on Yachting Art Magazine, the international online daily yachting news magazine.