For the first time in the history of the event, Cannes has been chosen as the host city for the first stopover of the Red Bull Air Race. Similar to Formula 1 but in the air, the renowned motorsport series will make its debut on the French Riviera on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd April. With the majority of racing playing out over the water, the most impressive venue to watch from is undoubtedly a luxury yacht charter or luxury day-boat. Whether you’d like to watch the free practice, or you’d rather experience the exhilarating atmosphere of the qualifying and final rounds (or both!), with 212 Yachts you will have access to only the very best yachts and boats for rent in Cannes, and experience always-on service thanks to our office in Cannes.

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Red Bull Air Race Cannes

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship returns for it’s 13th season, with this year’s competition consisting of 8 stopovers around the globe. After what is expected to be an epic start in Abu Dhabi, the fleet will make their way across the Mediterranean Sea to the French Riviera and the glamorous city of Cannes.

Only the world’s most highly-skilled pilots are able to compete as years of experience and training are required. In this edition of the race, there will be a strong contingent of French pilots racing in front of a home crowd ensuring there to be an incredible atmosphere; three in the Master Class event and two in the Challenger Class event, including the first woman Melanie Astles to ever compete in the race. The planes are at the forefront of light aviation technology, and due to standardised engines and propellers across the fleet, expect the racing to be extremely close! With points available at each destination and every point-of-a-second making a real difference, competition will be fierce!

In Cannes, the competition will consist of 2 mandatory qualifying sessions, the round of 14, the round of 8 and the final 4, where the winner of the first Cannes Series will be discovered! With a racetrack of approximately 6km in length, the aim is for each pilot to complete the course in the quickest time possible, with as few penalties as they can. The racetrack will consist of large inflatable cones marking each gate, making it perfectly suited to taking place over water! With remarkable visibility, a gorgeous climate and stunning backdrop, Cannes really is a great location for the Red Bull Air Race.

For corporate yacht charter, private day trips or longer charters incorporating the Red Bull Air Race, 212 Yachts will be delighted to assist.

Red Bull Air Race Cannes: Corporate Yacht Charter and Private Excursions

Thousands of motorsports and extreme sports fans are expected to gather along the coast to watch the racing, meaning that Cannes’ shorelines will be crowded with locals and tourists vying to get a front-row seat to the action. Escape the crowds and ensure unspoilt views, coupled with incredible service from your doting crew, with a luxury yacht or motor boat. Whether you’d like to entertain key accounts or partners with a corporate yacht charter, or make memories to last a lifetime with family and friends, our fleet of 100s of quality yachts has an option to suit all needs. To rent a yacht for the weekend, one day, or to include the Red Bull Air Race in an extended Cote D’Azur yacht charter itinerary, our team will be delighted to assist.

The Best Seat in the House with 212 Yachts

Don’t miss your first chance to watch and experience a race of this magnitude in Cannes. To learn more about Cannes yacht charter during the Red Bull Air Race, please contact our team today. Prepare yourself for some incredible racing!

Adam Reynolds

Written by Adam Reynolds

Adam Reynolds left the west coast of Ireland in search of better boats and a warmer climate, and has since become a core member of the 212 Yachts team. His love for travel, the yachting industry and the experience economy have made him a knowledgeable charter broker and creative marketing manager.


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