Jackie Pressman of French Riviera Property Search brings you this information about life on the French Riviera.
Did you know that the end of September is racing time on the Riviera coast and the boats are magnificent. The racing starts at one end of the Cote d’Azur in Monaco where they race class by class in the bays. Then they move down to Cannes and this photo was taken in the bay outside our Cannes apartment.
The racing continues each day, all week, in their different categories. They race in 3 different size categories and the bay is filled with sails. They all leave together at the end of the week and sail majestically down to St. Tropez where they race again for a week.
This racing is called the ROYAL REGATTA – one of the most interesting and fascinating occasions of the year. These amazing sailing crafts are often over 100 years old and mastered by large crews – they are the largest of them all and race in their own class with others of the same size.
Each night the boats are moored in the harbour where there is a temporary village set up for them with several shops selling sailing clothes and other gear. It is wonderful to visit the sailing boats in the evening before the sun goes down and whilst they are being cleaned by their crew after a day’s racing. Quite amusing to see all the brass-polishing going on!
By the way, these wonderful sailing boats in the Royal Regatta follow the annual Cannes boat show where the new and second-hand yachts are all for sale. None of the sailing boats in the Royal Regatta are for sale of course – they race each other for the prestige of winning and then off to another location.
Come and live on the French Riviera and you will also love your life here. Contact me, Jackie Pressman, and I will send you a selection of apartments or villas to your specification for you to visit. See my website: www.FrenchRivieraPropertySearch.com