Cannes Yachting Festival promises 500+ boats for September

The continuous improvement of the health situation in France and in Europe following vaccination campaigns and the loosening of health measures announced by the French government augur well for the reopening of trade shows from June onwards, says organisers of the Yachting Festival in Cannes.

Thus, the biggest in-water boat show in Europe, has confirmed it will open its doors from 7 to 12 September 2021 in Cannes.

Seemingly almost 600 boats and 430 exhibitors are already registered, with over 140 previews due to take place (10% more than in 2019).

The 2021 boat show is designed in full compliance with the health standards currently in force, says organisers. Work is in progress on health procedures and monitoring and counting tools which will allow access to the show to be adapted depending on the regulatory framework set by the government.

“We are working in close collaboration with the City of Cannes and the Palais des Festivals to welcome our exhibitors and our visitors in the best possible conditions. We are delighted to welcome you back to Cannes after this long absence and we know that our exhibitors will have some wonderful surprises for our visitors. A real dream come true,” says Sylvie Ernoult, director of the Yachting Festival.

A statement issued by the organisers says: ‘Presentation of a health pass should thus be mandatory for visitors taking part in the event, while waiting for the adoption of the law.’ Marine Industry News understands that a health pass is likely to be a digital combination of vaccine certificate(s), and a negative PRC test.

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