Five Great European Yachting Events

As the sun warms up the Mediterranean for another glorious year, superyacht owners are looking over 2014’s event offerings to ensure they attend the best that Europe has to offer. This year the Mediterranean will play host to five must-attend events for all those involved in the luxury yachting world – from the glitz and glamour of Amsterdam’s awards ceremony in May to the excitement of cup events in Mallorca and Sardinia.

Whether you prefer the laid-back atmosphere of a sun-kissed regatta or the high-energy adrenaline of a cup, you’re sure to find it around the shores or Europe this summer. Here is our curated list of European yachting events to attend in 2014.

World Superyacht Awards, Amsterdam

May 3, 2014 will see the bold and the beautiful descend on the Netherlands for the World Superyacht Awards. The most coveted trophies in the superyacht industry, this year’s event will encompass the beauty, romance and relaxed atmosphere for which Amsterdam is known, while welcoming an elite guest list of owners from across the world.


World Superyacht Awards


Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, Sardinia

The official opening of the Mediterranean superyacht calendar, the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta will see the emerald coastline of Sardinia packed with some of the most stunning vessels on the seas. From high-energy racing to simply being seen, the regatta is held from June 3 to 7 and is one of the industry’s premier events for those who own or regularly charter luxury yachts.


Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta


Superyacht Cup, Mallorca

One of owners’ favourite events of the season, the Palma Superyacht Cup from June 18 to 21 offers the perfect combination of competitive racing and social activities. Mallorca’s Bay of Palma offers some of the most favourable conditions for racing available in the Mediterranean, while the beautiful island, with its world class boutique hotels and restaurants, provides a stunning backdrop to the longest running superyacht regatta event in Europe.


The Superyacht Cup


The Rendez-vous, Monaco

Internationally famed as one of the world’s most glamorous destinations, Monaco will welcome superyacht owners, their families and friends to its shores from June 19 to 22 this summer. A unique celebration of yachting life, the annual Rendez-vous event includes a host of competitions and prizes, combining yachting with artistic ventures, gastronomic pleasures and more.


The Rendez-Vous in Monaco by Boat International


Festival de la Plaisance, France

The iconic location of Cannes will be the place to be in September, as hundreds of the industry’s most impressive crafts for owners and enthusiasts arrive to be admired. Luxury and elegance are the mots du jour, as one of the world’s best-known ports hosts this annual celebration of the elite superyacht lifestyle.


Festival de la Plaisance, Cannes


To attend  any of these events in style, contact your broker or Captain Sputh directly for your next STARFIRE charter.

Captain Carl Sputh

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