Corsica-Classic, régates de yacht tradition et vieux voiliers autour de la Corse

Corsica Classic 8th Edition From Sunday 27 August to Sunday 10 September 2017


The 2017 calendar falls on the very end of August and anchors the Corsica Classic just before the Monaco Classic Week, from 13 to 17 September.

A regatta around the Isle of Beauty, combining the spirit of competition and sportsmanship, elegance and adventure, under the patronage of the Yacht Club of France.

The Corsica Classic is a highly exclusive sport and lifestyle event, part of a renowned tradition of stunning Mediterranean regattas for classic yachts.



SY Halloween ligne de départ Porto Pollo CC 2016 photo Emmanuel Kirch by drone Nicolas Di Stefano
SY Halloween ligne de départ Porto Pollo CC 2016 photo Emmanuel Kirch by drone Nicolas Di Stefano
All classic yachts, approved by the CIM (International Mediterranean Committee) and yachts in the ‘Esprit de tradition’ class, approved by the IRC in 2017, are eligible to enter the race which is part of the official circuit organised by the CIM and French Association of Classic Yachts (AFYT). Over the past seven years the Corsica Classic has become a not-to-be-missed event on the Mediterranean sport and lifestyle calendar and remains the only regatta to sail two week-long circuit along the Corsican coastline.http://www.afyt.fr/

SY Vistona ligne de départ Ajaccio CC 2016 photo Nigel Pert
SY Vistona ligne de départ Ajaccio CC 2016 photo Nigel Pert
Racing ! The less-sighted sailboats will no longer be harmed on the 2017 edition: so that everyone will benefit from the race under equivalent conditions, scoring doors will be installed on the longest stages in order to reduce the course and Classify the entire fleet under all conditions. For reasons of safety and comfort each race will have two departure procedures for small and large units.
 

SY Halloween ligne de départ Ajaccio CC 2016 photo Michel Lucioni
SY Halloween ligne de départ Ajaccio CC 2016 photo Michel Lucioni
Learning to sail ! The Corsica Classic is proud to announce a new partnership with Les Glénans, this French sailing school and the most famous sailing school in the hexagon. Created in 1947, under the impetus of Hélène and Philippe Viannay, a group of former resistance fighters allowed 120 young people returning from the maquis or deportation to rebuild and navigate, regaining a wind of freedom on the island of Glénans. These pioneers will found the association which has become today the largest sailing school in Europe, and continues to share its passion and its humanist and fraternal ideal.http://www.glenans.asso.fr/fr/
 

Chez Francis Cala d'Orzo CC 2016 photo Nigel Pert
Chez Francis Cala d'Orzo CC 2016 photo Nigel Pert
Island traditions ! The famous Damiani house founded in 1901 will be the official supplier of island syrups and liqueurs, made from noble products and respecting ancestral manufacturing methods.http://pastis-dami.liqueurs-corses-damiani.com/
 

SY Andale gagnant du prix YCF 2016 photo Philippe Pierangeli
SY Andale gagnant du prix YCF 2016 photo Philippe Pierangeli
Yachting ! The regatta has been accepted under the patronage of the Yacht Club of France since three years, a mark of great prestige. The YCF will be giving a very special Prize at the closing ceremony to the most Fairplay Sailing Yacht. Created in 1867 by Napoleon III, the highest sailing institution in France has had very prestigious members, such as the polar explorer Charcot, Jules Verne or Eric Tabarly. www.ycf-club.fr  // @YachtclubFrance

Balistra - Bonifacio CC 2016 photo Emmanuel Kirch by drone Nicolas Di Stefano
Balistra - Bonifacio CC 2016 photo Emmanuel Kirch by drone Nicolas Di Stefano
Route ! Ajaccio, the Sanguinaire Islands and the Gulf of Valinco, Senetosa, Les moines, Bonifacio, Lavezzi Islands, Palombaggia : names that conjure up visions of the Isle of Beauty; iconic landmarks dotted along the route of this seven-day race. Each day, the yachts will follow a coastal route of around 20 miles, a distance that will take at least 2 ½ hours to navigate on the shortest days, and up to 6 hours on the longest. Arriving at their overnight moorings, competitors will find exceptional port services and stunning backdrops.
 

Bastia vieux port CC 2016 photo Thibaud Assante
Bastia vieux port CC 2016 photo Thibaud Assante
Extensions ! The Corsica Classic is continuing its journey towards Bastia and St Florent for the second year. The St-Florent Classic becomes a step in its own right. A second week of rallying: For those who want to stay or new arrivals, the Corsica Classic will sail to Saint-Florent by stopping at the old port of Bastia. In the bay of Saint-Florent, 3 days of regattas will be held before the fleet will return to the next stage of the classic circuit in Monaco.  www.yacht-club-monaco.mc/fr/evenements/evenements-2017/monaco-classic-week

 

Ajaccio ligne de départ CC 2016 photo Emmanuel Kirch by drone Nicolas Di Stefano
Ajaccio ligne de départ CC 2016 photo Emmanuel Kirch by drone Nicolas Di Stefano
Competitors! 35 of the most stunning classic boats on earth will participate in the regatta this year (vs 28 last year), with competitors from Monaco, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France, England, Monaco, Switzerland, Germany and the USA. 2013 and 2015’s 2016 triumphant victor was Tara Getty (UK) with SY Skylark (1937), the flagship yacht of the Los Angeles Yacht Club.https://skylark.superyachtclassics.com/
 

SY Skylark Dorade Trophy winner 2015-2016 photo Françoise Tafani
SY Skylark Dorade Trophy winner 2015-2016 photo Françoise Tafani
America America ! In 2014, the winner was SY Dorade, from The St. Francis Yacht Club, a magnificent Marconi built to Olin Stephens’ innovative 1929 design and winner of some of the world’s great regattas including the Fastnet and the 1931 Newport to Plymouth Transatlantic. Dorade has a very special gift for the Vintage Marconi class winner :  the Dorade Trophy, that weighs 20kg is actually one of the boat’s historical winches and was made especially for the Corsica Classic in California… The trophy is back in the game every year, like the America’s Cup trophy. www.dorade.org // @dorade1929

 

Chez Francis Cala d'Orzo CC 2016 photo Philippe Piernangeli
Chez Francis Cala d'Orzo CC 2016 photo Philippe Piernangeli
Beach & Beat ! Back on shore, race week will include many surprises starting with on Tuesday 29 August a fish dinner at le Lido http://www.le-lido.com/la-table/2, wednesday 30 august Corsican Dinner on the beach hosted by Murtoli http://www.murtoli.com/  
Friday 1st september will, one of the most beautiful beach in the world dinner on the beach, Sea Lounge, Palombaggia http://www.sealounge-portovecchio.com/. Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards counts 4 Corsican beaches in its French Top 10, and all are included in the Corsica Classic route: Santa Giulia, Palombaggia and Le Petit Sperone… giving that “Corsican Caribbean” feeling.

SY Halloween Ajaccio CC 2016 photo Michel Lucioni
SY Halloween Ajaccio CC 2016 photo Michel Lucioni
Charity ! Corsica Classic tied the knot with Breast Cancer Association SOS Cancer du Sein and its « Pink » Regatta. The regatta will host several women who are suffering from this disease to participate on one leg of the regatta for a lifetime experience in Ajaccio on Monday 28th august. This very special stage will include these women in the teams to share an incredible adventure on the sea. www.soscancerdusein.org

Golfe de Saint-florent CC 2016 photo Anne Beaugé
Golfe de Saint-florent CC 2016 photo Anne Beaugé
Program 2017 :

-Sunday 27/08 : 

10 AM- 5 PM : Arrival of boats and registration, Official Tent, Port Charles Ornano, Ajaccio /
7-9pm : Welcome Cocktail, Port Charles Ornano

- Monday 28/08 :

Stage 1 – 12 noon Ajaccio Gulf Regatta,
10 AM : Briefing – 11 AM : Departure from port
12 noon : Departure from Ajaccio
8 PM : Cocktail in the Napoleonic Rooms at the Ajaccio Town Hall 
 
-Tuesday 29/08 :

Stage 2 – Ajaccio-Propriano
10 AM Briefing – 11 AM : Departure from Port
12 noon : Departure from Ajaccio to Propriano
7 pm : Cocktail on the beach / 8 PM : Fish Dinner on the beach hosted by Michelin starred chef Romuald Royer from Le Lido, Propriano http://www.le-lido.com/la-table/2
Mooring in Propriano, bay or Harbour TBC

-Wednesday 30/08 :

Stage 3 - Propriano-Murtoli.
10 AM Briefing – 11 AM : Departure from port 
12 noon : Departure from Valinco
5 PM : Arrival at Murtoli
7 pm : Cocktail on the beach / 8 PM : : Corsican Dinner on the beach hosted by Murtoli http://www.murtoli.com/  
Mooring in the bay
 
- Thursday 31/08 :

Stage 4 Murtoli - Bonifacio -
10 AM : Briefing – 11 AM : Departure from Mooring
12 noon : Departure from Murtoli - Bonifacio
7 PM : evening off
Night in Bonifacio Harbour

- Friday 01/09 :

Stage 5 Bonifacio – Palombaggia
10 AM Briefing – 11 Am : Departure from Port
12 noon : Departure from Bonifacio 
7 PM : Cocktail & dinner on the beach, Sea Lounge, Palombaggia http://www.sealounge-portovecchio.com/  
Mooring in Palombaggia

- Saturday 02/09 :

Stage 6 Palombaggia-Bonifacio.
10 AM Briefing – 11 AM Departure from port
12 noon : Departure from Palombaggia -
5 PM : Evening off in Bonifacio
Night in Bonifacio harbour

- Sunday 03/09 :

Stage 7 - Bonifacio-Bonifacio ‘Trophée de la ville’ City Race.

10 AM Briefing- 11 AM : Departure from port
12 noon : Departure from Bonifacio
7 PM : Prize giving ceremony and cocktails at the fisherman house north dock in Bonifacio harbour.

- Monday 04/09 :

Day off

- Tuesday 05/09 :

12 AM-9 PM Arrival of boats and registration in Bastia, Old Harbour

- Wednesday 06.09 :

Day off - 4 pm patrimonial visit old town 6 PM– 8 PM Welcome Cocktail from the City of Bastia jardin du palais des gouverneurs

- Thursday 07.09 :

10AM : Departure from Bastia
4 PM-9 PM : Arrival of the fleet in Saint-Florent

- Friday 08.09 :

10 AM Briefing – 11 AM departure the port
12 Noon : Departure from Saint Florent 1st Regatta
8 PM : Welcome cocktail from the City of Saint Florent

- Saturday 09.09 :

10 AM : briefing – 11 AM : departure from port
12 Noon : Departure to Saint Florent 2nd Regatta – Evening off

- Sunday 10.09 :

10 AM briefing – 11 AM departure from port
12 Noon : Departure to Saint-Florent – 3rd regatta
6 PM-8 PM : Prizegiving & cocktail
8 PM- 11 PM : Dinner of the "Chefs du Yachting" on the Saint-Florent Citadellehosting Romuald Royer from Le Lido in Propriano http://www.le-lido.com/la-table/2 , Yann Le Scavarec from La Roya in Saint-Florent http://www.hoteldelaroya.com/restaurant-gastronomique-corse-restaurant-etoile-corse-4-fr.html and Jerry Monmessin from Le Pirate in Erbalunga http://www.restaurantlepirate.com/ , all three honored by 1 Michelin star in Corsica and on partnership with Damien Muller Fisher master and Gody Jochmans planter.
 

Best of Corsica Classic 2016





Contact

Corsica Classic Yachting Association

10, rue Prosper Mérimée
20 000 Ajaccio
France

contact@corsica-classic.com

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