Upholding the tradition of putting on such a joyous and good humoured regatta, once again the Voiles d’Antibes has seen one of the biggest gatherings of classic yachts in the Mediterranean. Had it not been for Hill Robinson stepping in as major sponsor, this years event may not have happened at all. But in challenging and variable conditions, with a huge swell causing one day’s racing to be cancelled completely, the fleet of around 75 yachts competed for the trophies, with Hallowe’en coming out on top of the big boats fleet, while Moonbeam of Fife picked up the Hill Robinson sponsored Teamwork Award.
A big thank you goes to the organisers, the President Jacques Grima, Maurice Carette, Thierry Piel, Brice Humbert and the director, Yann Joannon, for putting on a such a great event and even when the yachts were unable to get out, there was still lots of action shoreside. In the Voiles d’Antibes village in Port Vauban, there was plenty going on to entertain and many different types of musical events from salsa and soul, to rock and reggae happening throughout the period.
Having taken part on many occasions, the partners of Hill Robinson were very pleased to be able to support this illustrious regatta and will look forward to next years event, the 25th edition, which will take place from June 3 to June 7, 2020. Meanwhile we will get back to our business offering unparalleled services to our clientele worldwide to assist in running yachts safely and efficiently with much the same intent as the Voiles d’Antibes – To make the whole yachting experience more enjoyable.