Les Voiles d’Antibes 2021

Jun 1, 2021 | Events, News, Port Vauban, Press, Things to see & do

The 26th edition of Les Voiles d’Antibes will take place at Port Vauban from 15 to 19 September 2021, to be held on regatta dates between the Classic Week in Monaco and the Régates Royales in Cannes.

Since 1996, the Voiles d’Antibes has been an important event that hosts the finest vintage yachts (built before 1950), Classic Yachts (built before 1976), Espirit de Tradition yachts as well as Metric classes.

The event comprises match racing and coastal regattas between Antibes and Juan les Pins, with a convivial atmosphere on land at the Event Village.

Show Location

Due to the large-scale renovation and construction works at Port Vauban, the Bastion Saint-Jaume zone where the show is normally held will not be available for the next 3 years.

It has been decided to relocate the classic yacht berths and the Village Exhibition stands to the Môle Sud of Port Vauban (Quai des évades de Guerre).  The festival zone with catering and entertainment will be located at the boules pitch by the port.  See map below.

Voiles d’Antibes 2021 Programme

The annual programme is always well received with a mix of sailing, live music and a festive atmosphere.

Wednesday 15 September

10am – 6pm Welcome

10am – 8pm Exhibitions, entertainment

8pm – 11.30pm Live music by SBK 06 (Salsa, Bachata)

Thursday 16 September

10am – 8pm Exhibitions, entertainment

11am – 5pm  First regatta

9pm – 11.30pm   Live music by Miss Rey and the Residents

Friday 17 September

9am – 8pm Exhibitions, entertainment

11am – 5pm  Second regatta

6.30pm  Warm up for live music

9.30pm – 11.30pm Live music by Blah Blah

(image: StillDrone)

Saturday 18 September

9am – 8pm Exhibitions, entertainment

11am – 5pm  Third regatta

6.30pm  Warm up for live music

9.30pm – 11.30pm Live music by Merry Moods (jazz, soul and swing)

Sunday 19 September

9am – 8pm Exhibitions, entertainment

11am – 5pm  Fourth regatta

6.30pm  Remise de prix

9.30pm – 11.30pm Live music by Tribute to U2

Auction :  An auction will take place in collaboration with Alexia Barrier, sailor of the Vendée Globe.  Several lots and artworks that accompanied Alexia will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting the 4myPlanet Association.

America’s Cup Show:  In collaboration with Bruno Troublè, the only French skipper to have reached the AC Challengers Final (1980), founder of the Louis Vuitton Cup and member of the America’s Cup Hall of Fame, a special show will retrace the history of the America’s Cup with a focus on the last edition.

Key Information

When: Wednesday 15 September to Sunday 19 September 2021.

Where:  Port Vauban opposite old town.

Opening hours:  From 9 am and 10am daily until late.  Free entry for the public to the Event Village & entertainment zones.

Visit the official website here: http://www.voilesdantibes.com

See the Race Notice here: http://www.voilesdantibes.com/media/files/avis-de-course-:-nor-2021.pdf?fbclid=IwAR10znCnBjl2zd9XOc1k0ITUOnmeqcI6p8Wovs8iJXgEVJRITtwGIasdMBY

Register your vessel for Voiles d’Antibes 2021 here: http://nvi-ins.fr/INS_REGATECLASSIC?Manif=4&fbclid=IwAR2kFjA6Rob60qKiLmpywtpEf63Yhn_Veem4fEAADvLTHOefUSXqkfnjKP8

(image: David Carlier Photography)

Transport & Accessibility

The underground car park at Pré aux Pêcheurs at the port is likely to be busy.  Ensure you check the exit times for Antibes’ car parks to avoid lock ins!  Other car parking can be found at Q-Park Jean-Marie Poirier and Q-Park Frères Olivier.

If you’re arriving by bus or train, bear in mind that public transport after 9pm is quite limited.  You can check timetables for local Antibes buses at www.envibus.fr and the regional train schedules are found here: https://www.ter.sncf.com/sud-provence-alpes-cote-d-azur

Taxis are available outside the Antibes train station.

The quays at Port Vauban and the entire Village exhibition site is on flat ground and therefore accessible for families with children in baby strollers, as well as persons with reduced mobility.   As yet, I don’t know the availability of accessible toilets at the show – please note, that in the meantime there is one accessible free public toilet near the Ferris wheel (at the entrance to the underground car park), and Felix Café just inside the archway to old town has a ground-level accessible toilet.


Météo France: VHF channel 79 or 60, www.meteo.fr 

CrossMed / S.N.S.M (Lifeboat): Call 196 or VHF channel 16.  Telephone 06 43 81 54 29 for Antibes S.N.S.M Lifeboat

Société des Régates d’Antibes: https://www.sr-antibes.fr

For more yacht photography of previous Voiles d’Antibes events, go to the following sources below.  All photography belongs to the photographers named below:

SeaMages https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/SeaMages-240323559457753/

Patrick Hanez   https://www.instagram.com/patrick.hanez.photography/

Lead image:  Damien Ravallo


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