The Med yachting season opens in May with two major events on the French Riviera and Monaco. These form part of a series of Mediterranean yachting events for the year that are MUST for serious yachtsmen everywhere. These opening May events are the Cannes Film Festival in the middle of May and the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the end of May.
You may have done this before, but imagine the excitement and comfort of arriving at these events on your private charter yacht – we can provide the whole package or just the yacht. Your choice. Dockage is still available at close-by marinas and there are still many fine motor or sailing yachts available, we have access to the finest selection of yachts available in the Mediterranean.
To spend a few days in Cannes you would typically dock at Le Vieux Port or Port Canto and, of course there is a superb dockage facility in Monaco, but both these large marinas have to be booked well in advance.
The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most prestigious in the world. Read what some of the prize winners said about the festival from past years:
Byoung-Gon Moon (Safe), on the Short Film Palme d’or:
I feel like I’ve been reborn. I’m really happy, that’s all I can say today. It’s the first time I’ve bought a tuxedo, the first time I’ve come to Cannes and the first time I’ve won a prize. And I hope all these firsts will help me move ahead more quickly.
Adriano Valerio (37°4S) on the special mention awarded to his short film:
We’re all delighted. We haven’t stopped laughing and jumping up and down like kids. Let’s hope this will be a breakthrough for our career.
Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson (Hvalfjordur) on the special mention awarded to his short film:
It’s fantastic. This Selection has already opened all kinds of doors, because I’ve just received the green light for the funding of a feature film.
Anthony Chen, winner of the Caméra d’or for Ilo Ilo, which was unanimously awarded the prize in the first round:
I came to Cannes six years ago with a short film which picked up a prize. I’m happy to receive this prestigious prize for my first feature film. Singapore is a little country and its film industry is no bigger. I hope this prize will have repercussions for the cinema in Singapore and for the arts in general.
Alexander Payne read out a text from the daughter of Bruce Dern, winner of the Best Actor for Nebraska live: “Great! I’m driving to Pasadena. I’ll call you back in 30 mins.” He said of Bruce Dern, “I was aware of the great roles he played but I had to forget them for this character. He was very easy to direct – he had total confidence in me.”
The film revolves around my character but it was the Coen brothers who created its narrative dimension. There are two of them but it’s like they had a single brain which was in many places at the same time. As a result, I just did whatever either of them had said to me last.
It’s the first time I’ve been back here since 2002 and since those years, China has changed a great deal. I think that’s what interested the Festival de Cannes and the international press. The film is based on true stories. I hope the film will lead to reflection on the violence in our hearts and the uses to which we put it.
I’m really surprised and I want in particular to thank Asghar Farhadi because this prize is linked to him. He’s a director who knows so well how to watch actors, and how to tell stories. I look to him. It’s inconceivable that this prize is just for me because without him and the film team, I’d be nothing.
The Monaco Grand Prix is a mythical race and all racers dream to win on the circuit of the Principality.
It is the slowest and the most difficult of all circuits in the Formula 1 World Championship.
Winning in Monaco has to be earned since the slightest error is fatal in the streets of the Principality.
William Grover-Williams won the first Grand Prix of Monaco. There after great names followed such as Schumacher, Senna, Prost, Fangio, Graham Hill.
Coming to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco is an unforgettable racing car moment that must be anticipated and prepared for.
Whether you will be with your family or with a group of friends or business associates, the Mediterranean yachting events in will be the place to be in May. We’ll take care of the details. Give us a call at (877) 759-8263 or use our handy contact form.