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With signs of autumn starting to show in Antibes on this pleasant September day, Simon delivered something to the superyacht crews to heat things up a bit. Our client Chilli No.5 provided samples of new sauces, a great addition to this latest Yachting Pages Delivers, and one bound to excite the chefs on board. Our pink packs now await collection on the passerelles of the superyachts lining up Quai des Milliardaires, of which there are a lot. Many, no doubt, are patiently awaiting the start of Monaco Yacht Show next week.
Speaking of shows, with 30 knot gusts making our tender distribution impossible during the Cannes Yachting Festival, Simon is poised today to make good on our promise to deliver to yachts at anchor. With strong easterly winds making the sea quite rough, many vessels have sought sanctuary in Villefranche’s deep and sheltered bay. This has provided the perfect opportunity for us to team up with OceanPro again, and to deliver our clients marketing material to all the yachts via tender.
As access to superyachts goes, it doesn’t get much better than that.
It was a sobering end to our day yesterday as we paused, like the rest of the world, to take in the deeply sad news of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. We convey our condolences to the Royal Family at this time and feel honoured to have been under the reign of such a gracious, steadfast and dignified Monarch for so long. Queen Elizabeth II will be sorely missed by both the nation, and by millions of people around the world. Having raised a toast in her honour last night we started today with slightly heavy hearts but knowing that she would expect no less from the world today but to carry on with business as usual.
Although it wasn’t quite business as usual, as the weather had other plans for us. High winds on Thursday and Friday have forced us to plan a slightly different end to the YPD. At this point in the show we are usually out on the tender with OceanPro delivering to the yachts at anchor, but with the wind gusts predicted to peak at around 30 knots today and over the weekend, not only was it not advisable for us to be out on the water, but most of the superyachts that were at anchor just outside the harbour have also sought shelter. So instead we have decided we will deliver to yachts in the bay of Beaulieu sur Mer on Monday, weather permitting, or possibly later in the week if the winds don’t drop by then. Not only is this a safer option given current meteorological conditions but actually these yachts will have guests and owners in residence as opposed to the yachts just outside the show who traditionally have the brokers on board.
As the 45th Cannes Yachting Festival comes to a close on Sunday we just wanted to take a moment to thank all those who stopped by our stand and all the crew who excitedly took our YPD bags off us over these last few days. As always the show has been a spectacular success and, after getting the last deliveries completed next week and a well-deserved rest, we can turn our thoughts and plans to MYS.
It’s been a slightly slower start to the show today, perhaps on account of the plentiful supply of free drinks at last night’s rooftop party! Cannes Yachting Festival celebrated its 45th anniversary in style. Not only was there this never-ending stream of bottles of champagne and wine, but live music also, and an incredible synchronised drone display to top things off. Watching dozens of these choreographed drones light up the moonlit sky, one can’t help but wonder if the days of the firework are numbered.
The Yachting Pages team were delighted to be invited, but it’s back to work this morning. As Simon heads out into the heat to deliver pink packs to those who have missed out so far, the rest of the crew are busy meeting and mingling on the third day of what has been a very enjoyable show.
For me, it’s back to base. As I look out over the sun-soaked tarmac of Nice airport, a glance up at my flight screen to Bristol shows an ominous image of a dark cloud and raindrops. I’m left ruing the decision not to sneak away a copy of Engel & Völkers magazine from the Yachting Pages delivers packs, so that I might daydream of all the luxury properties, yachts or aircrafts I am leaving behind…
It’s the second day of the Cannes Yachting Festival and the event is getting into its stride. Mercifully, so is the breeze, which is providing some respite to the crowds as they stand squinting at the procession of superyachts gleaming along the docks. Whilst many are making their way around to admire the Sunseekers, those who have received a Yachting Pages Delivers pink pack are able to flick through the latest FMS Global brochure in the comfort of the shade.
There is no shortage of reading material in the packs, and at Yachting Pages we are delighted to include the latest editions of our three books: USA, The Americas & Caribbean; Australia, Asia Pacific & Far East; and Refit Guide. These are purposefully produced and printed for a time when the Mediterranean season starts to draw to a close and captains and crew are considering their plans for the winter season.
For those heading for the shipyard, they could do worse than cast an eye over Maritime Yacht Services' postcard in this Yachting Pages Delivers. Also, for those specifically thinking that their ropes are looking a bit tired, the Armare Ropes' brochure is surely for them; and for selected engine services, Navigair’s yacht maintenance services are on display in the pink pack too.
As Cannes Yachting Festival opened its doors for the 45th time this glorious Tuesday morning, the Yachting Pages distribution team were already busy delivering to a superyacht-packed Vieux Port under the Cote D’Azur sun.
Vieux Port, however, wasn’t the only thing that was packed. Not only has the Palais des Festival been bustling with exhibitors, and the docks swarming with visitors, but the Yachting Pages Delivers pink packs are bursting with our clients’ collateral on this latest delivery trip. From the newest edition of Yacht Focus’s magazine, to the flyers of Albert Ruch, and the brochures of Falcon Tenders, we are really proud to be distributing such high-profile names of the industry, to the industry.
Simon Brooks, head of operations, has some help for this weighty delivery, in the form of me, Tom Dymond. As we made our way along the docks handing out packs, Simon was met with familiar faces. Cannes, much like the Monaco Yacht Show in a few weeks’ time, is the perfect opportunity to check-in with old friends, and to make a few new ones too. By the time the crowds had filled out the Festival in the late morning, Simon and I had already delivered 98 of our pink packs to superyachts in not just Vieux Port, but Port Canto too.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Yachting Pages crew have been busy welcoming clients to an air-conditioned and bar-equipped stand in the Palace. We would be glad to see you there in the coming days too! Special thanks must go to local provisioning company, Green Chili, for providing the refreshments, from wine to beer and soft drinks too. We highly value our partnership with them, as we do with Clear Blue Sky Video, who offer great media support to us, and who feature in this Yachting Pages Delivers too.
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