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21. - 29. August 2024

Preserving the Past, Sailing into the Future:

Corsica Classic: Timeless Yachts, Timeless Beauty

Every year at the end of August, the Corsica Classic combines sailing fun and friendly competition with a varied supporting program as part of a travelling regatta. In the host cities, people celebrate together, eat, laugh, and discuss God and the world. If you add to this sporty and sociable part the enchanting landscapes, the local products, and the hospitality of the Corsicans, you get the – almost – perfect recipe for a rally around the “Island of Beauty“. The Corsica Classic has many facets. It is under the patronage of the renowned Yacht Club de France, the oldest sailing club in France. It was founded in 1867 by Emperor Napoleon III to promote recreational boating.

1. History:

The Corsica Classic has a rich history dating back to its inception in 2008. This competition was created to celebrate and preserve the tradition of classic and vintage sailing yachts. The event has since grown in size and reputation, becoming a must-attend event for yacht enthusiasts and sailors.

2. Location:

The Corsica Classic typically take place in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, specifically around the beautiful island of Corsica. Corsica is a French island located southeast of mainland France and north of Sardinia, Italy. The regatta offers participants and spectators the opportunity to sail through some of the Mediterranean’s most scenic and historic waters.

3. Participants:

The regatta is open to a wide range of classic and vintage sailing yachts, attracting a diverse fleet of vessels. Participants include both professional sailors and yacht owners who are passionate about classic and traditional yachts. Yachts from different eras and designs can be seen in the regatta, providing a rich tapestry of maritime history.

4. Racing Format:

The Corsica Classic is not just a parade of beautiful classic yachts; it’s also a competitive event. The regatta typically features a series of races or stages, each with its own course and challenges. The boats are divided into different classes based on their size, age, and design, and they compete in a variety of categories. The event combines the thrill of competition with a celebration of maritime heritage. Classic sailing yachts, which are measured according to the rules of the “Comité International de Méditerrannée” (CIM), as well as the so-called “Esprit de tradition”, are permitted for the rally. These may be younger, but they must maintain the spirit of tradition and are based on the IRC 2020 system. So far, around 100 different boats have taken part.

5. Social and Cultural Events:

In addition to the on-water racing, the Corsica Classic features a range of social and cultural events. These include award ceremonies, parties, and cultural activities celebrating Corsica’s rich history and traditions. It’s a great opportunity for participants to network and for spectators to immerse themselves in the local culture.

6. Spectator Experience:

The Corsica Classic is not just for participants; it also draws spectators who want to witness the beauty of classic yachts and the excitement of the races. Spectators can often watch the action from the shore or from spectator boats, making it a fantastic experience for anyone interested in sailing or maritime history.

7. Commitment to Preservation:

This regatta emphasizes the preservation of classic yachts and maritime heritage. It often collaborates with organizations and institutions dedicated to the conservation and restoration of classic vessels, ensuring that these beautiful yachts continue to sail the seas for generations to come.

How much does it cost to participate in the Corsica Classic?

Premium-Regatta-Bundle: Please Inquire

Single Day Ticket: Please Inquire


Whether you’re joining us for the Corsica Classic or immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, we’ve gone to great lengths to design your stay for the utmost enjoyment.
 

Included in your Single Day Ticket:

  • Choose to actively race or relax on board with a professional skipper and crew
  • Fresh-made snacks aboard and beverages during racing
  • Celebrate with a “Splice the Mainbrace” drink back in the marina
  • Lively evening parties with entertainment 
  • Receive a participation certificate and nautical mile confirmation for your seaman’s book if desired
  • Relax knowing all taxes and fees are included

Additionally included in your Premium-Regatta-Bundle:

  • Private shuttle service from and to the airport 
  • Convenient on-site shuttle service to take you to the marina and evening events
  • Learn the ropes with a 1-day briefing and manoeuvre training at sea
  • Experience the thrill of 7 exciting racing days
  • Champagne, Spirits and Oliva Premium Cigars
  • Join the exclusive crew parties
  • Show your team spirit with provided uniform polo shirts and caps
  • On-site event support throughout the event
  • Opening, Closing, and Award Ceremonies/Parties

What is included in the Premium-Regatta-Bundle?

We understand the importance of tailoring our sailing experiences to meet your unique needs. Recognizing that some of our guests may have different requirements, or may not need accommodation at all, we offer a variety of options. Each hotel or apartment we offer has been selected with the utmost care, drawing on the experiences and feedback of our customers to ensure we meet your expectations.

Whether you’re joining us to participate in the thrilling sailing events at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez or to savour the maritime atmosphere, rest assured that every aspect of your journey has been meticulously planned.
From the moment of your welcome, complete with a champagne toast, to the professional guidance you’ll receive on board, we’re committed to making your sailing adventure with us nothing short of perfect.

Get ready for the ultimate sailing experience with us! 

 

Included in your Premium-Regatta-Bundle:  

  • Private shuttle service from and to the airport
  • Sip on champagne at the exclusive welcome gathering
  • Convenient on-site private shuttle service 
  • Choose to actively race or relax on board with a professional skipper and crew
  • Learn the ropes with a 1-day briefing and manoeuvre training at sea 
  • Experience the thrill of 7 exciting racing days
  • Our classic yacht is exclusively reserved for you and your fellow guests
  • Fresh-made catering aboard, as well as non-alcoholic beverages during sailing and racing
  • Celebrate with a “Splice the mainbrace” of champagne, beer, and wine back in the marina after each sailing and racing day
  • All Spirits and Oliva Premium Cigars
  • Lively Evening Entertainment
  • Show your team spirit with provided uniform polo shirts and caps
  • On-site German, Dutch and English event support throughout the event
  • Opening, Closing & Award Ceremonies and Parties
  • Receive a participation certificate and nautical mile confirmation for your seaman’s book if desired
  • USB-Stick with Photos and Videos from the week
  • Relax knowing all taxes and fees are included

    We understand the importance of tailoring our sailing experiences to meet your unique needs. Recognizing that some of our guests may have different requirements, or may not need accommodation at all, we offer a variety of options. Each hotel or apartment we offer has been selected with the utmost care, drawing on the experiences and feedback of our customers to ensure we meet your expectations.

    Whether you’re joining us to participate in the thrilling sailing events at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez or to savour the maritime atmosphere, rest assured that every aspect of your journey has been meticulously planned.
    From the moment of your welcome, complete with a champagne toast, to the professional guidance you’ll receive on board, we’re committed to making your sailing adventure with us nothing short of perfect.

    Get ready for the ultimate sailing experience with us! 

     

    Included in your Premium-Regatta-Bundle:  

    • Private shuttle service from and to the airport
    • Sip on champagne at the exclusive welcome gathering
    • Convenient on-site private shuttle service 
    • Choose to actively race or relax on board with a professional skipper and crew
    • Learn the ropes with a 1-day briefing and manoeuvre training at sea 
    • Experience the thrill of 7 exciting racing days
    • Our classic yacht is exclusively reserved for you and your fellow guests
    • Fresh-made catering aboard, as well as non-alcoholic beverages during sailing and racing
    • Celebrate with a “Splice the mainbrace” of champagne, beer, and wine back in the marina after each sailing and racing day
    • All Spirits and Oliva Premium Cigars
    • Lively Evening Entertainment
    • Show your team spirit with provided uniform polo shirts and caps
    • On-site German, Dutch and English event support throughout the event
    • Opening, Closing & Award Ceremonies and Parties
    • Receive a participation certificate and nautical mile confirmation for your seaman’s book if desired
    • USB-Stick with Photos and Videos from the week
    • Relax knowing all taxes and fees are included

What is included in the Single Day Ticket?

You now have the ultimate chance to be part of the Corsica Classic for just 1 day. To make sure you stay as flexible as you want to be, we offer single day tickets for the regatta full of sailing action.


Included in your Single Day Ticket:

  • Choose to actively race or relax on board with a professional skipper and crew
  • Freshly made snacks and non-alcoholic beverages during sailing and racing
  • Celebrate with a “Splice the mainbrace” back in the marina 
  • Lively evening parties with entertainment
  • Receive a participation certificate and nautical mile confirmation for your seaman’s book if desired
  • Relax knowing all taxes and fees are included

Is it possible to reserve a classic yacht for exclusive use?

You certainly have the option to secure exclusive reservations for the entire yacht. The allure of reserving the entire yacht rests in the privacy, bespoke customization, and exclusive experience it affords, rendering it a versatile and ideal selection for a wide range of events and personal preferences.

 

Private Parties: People looking to host private celebrations such as weddings, anniversaries, or milestone birthdays.

Corporate Events: Companies seeking a unique setting for corporate retreats, team-building activities, or client entertainment.

Families and Friends: Large groups of friends or extended families wanting an exclusive sailing experience.

Luxury Travelers: Travelers seeking a personalized and luxurious vacation experience.

Charter Companies: Businesses specializing in yacht charters for events, vacations, or special occasions.

Celebrity or VIP Guests: High-Wnting privacy and exclusivity during their sailing experience.


We provide exclusive booking options for a variety of yachts. Please do not hesitate to contact us; we are dedicated to providing tailored solutions that meet your specific needs. Reach out to

May I bring my own yacht and join the Corsica Classic?

Do you own a yacht and want to participate in the event without the hassle of organizing berth, accommodation, food, and entertainment? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

 

We provide a range of services, including:

  • Logistics and navigation support
  • Concierge services such as airport on-site shuttle, coordination of onshore events, and planning accommodation and meals
  • Crew coordination assistance, whether you need help assembling a skilled crew or hiring a skipper
  • And much more….

 

Explore our blog, the Regatta 101 Guide, or contact us at for additional details.

Join the Corsica Classic with our Premium-Regatta-Bundle or a Single Day Ticket

Request our free digital event brochure and receive a special discount on your booking!

classic sailing yacht

Hallowe'en

In 1926, William Fife III launched the 24.7m cutter Hallowe’en. According to William Fife III, designer of a number of classic yachts still racing today, “Hallowe’en is the perfect gentleman’s yacht. She is a jewel”. When gaff-rigged racers dominated various regattas, he chose to rig the yacht as a low-aspect Bermudan cutter. Her mast and boom heights continued to change over the years, and eventually, she was transformed into a yawl.

 

Under new owner Alfred Larsen, a Norwegian industrialist, she returned to the Atlantic after racing in the Mediterranean for several years. The yacht became the official yacht of the Royal Norwegian Racing Club and was helmed by Prince Olaf numerous times. Following her transatlantic journey in 1938, she vanished from radar screens. She was further renamed Cotton Blosson IV by Walter Wheeler and continued her history of ocean racing before eventually being donated to the Classic Boat Museum in New Port, Rhode Island, for a much-needed refit.As a result of funds drying up in New Port, Hallowe’en was in need of a new owner and returned to the Mediterranean when Elizabeth Meyer (owner of J-Class Endeavour) assisted in finding a buyer.

 

From 1988 to 1991, Hallowe’en was carefully restored to her original lines at the Classic Boat Works in Newport, Rhode Island. All sawn English Oak frames were carefully repaired or replaced, and the planking was secured with bronze fasteners from the museum. Having undergone some major changes in France in 1994, she underwent another transformation in 1998, perhaps looking better now than ever. After several refits (and owners), she is now available for charter in the Mediterranean, where she races competitively in the classic regatta circuit spanning France, Corsica, Spain, and Italy. The latest refit was performed in 2009 by Fairlie Restorations on the Hamble river, UK.

Classic Charme

Hallowe’en is undoubtedly one of the most stunning yachts on the regatta scene. This fast and excellent Fife-built cruiser/racer is highly recommended for charter by anyone seeking a vintage wooden sailing yacht of the highest quality. In addition to being one of the most beautiful Fifes ever built, she is able to make fast passages across the oceans and still wins classic regattas. With her original mahogany interior, Hallowe’en is one of the finest vintage racing yachts in the Mediterranean.

9 days in pure excitement

Your all-inclusive itinerary.

Embark on an extraordinary maritime journey through the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean as we present the Corsica Classic Regatta, a spectacle that seamlessly blends the timeless elegance of classic yachting with the exhilaration of coastal racing. In its 2024 edition, this regatta promises an enchanting exploration of Corsica’s coastal beauty, taking participants and sailing enthusiasts on a captivating voyage to several picturesque ports.

 

Coastal Exploration:
Navigate the azure waters of the Mediterranean, tracing the stunning coastline of Corsica from Ajaccio to Bonifacio. Each port along the itinerary promises a unique maritime adventure, providing participants with a captivating blend of coastal beauty and historical charm.

 

Diverse Distances, Varied Challenges:
The regatta’s itinerary unfolds over different distances, presenting sailors with a series of challenges that showcase their skills and the capabilities of their classic yachts. From the historic port of Ajaccio to the scenic shores of Bonifacio, each leg of the journey offers a new and exhilarating racing experience.

 

Historic Ports of Call:
Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Corsica as you make port in historic towns like Propriano, Campomoro, and Saint-Cyprien. These charming destinations not only serve as milestones in the race but also provide participants with the opportunity to explore the local traditions, cuisine, and maritime heritage.

 

Celebration of Classic Yachting:
Beyond the competition, the Corsica Classic Regatta is a celebration of classic yachting. Witness the grace and elegance of vintage vessels as they sail against the backdrop of Corsica’s scenic landscapes. Each leg of the itinerary becomes a stage for showcasing the enduring allure of traditional sailing craftsmanship.

Day 1, Arriving in Corsica

Arrival in Ajaccio

Tuesday, August 20th

Corsica Classic: Seamless Arrival and Exclusive Shuttle Service
Day One at the Corsica Classic promises to be a captivating beginning to your sailing adventure. As you travel comfortably to Corsica via ferry or plane, you’ll be welcomed by the warm embrace of a Mediterranean breeze. The island’s well-connected international airports, Bastia (BIA) and Calvi (CLY) ensure a seamless journey, setting the stage for the extraordinary experience ahead.

Exploring Maritime Magic: Yacht Tours and Crew Meet-Up 

Upon your arrival, our exclusive shuttle service will whisk you away to an exquisite Hotel next to the marina. The check-in process will be seamlessly taken care of, allowing you to savour the first deep breaths of Corsica’s invigorating atmosphere. You have the choice to retreat to your room for a moment of relaxation or dive straight into the vibrant energy of the Ajaccio marina, Charles Ornano, just a few minutes walk from the port.

Corsica’s unique charm envelops you as you stroll through the marina, immersing yourself in the local culture and savouring the sights. For those eager to get a sneak peek into the maritime adventure ahead, an exploration of our yacht and crew awaits you.

Welcome Cocktail: Launching the Corsica Classic Experience

As the sun begins to set, join us for a welcome cocktail, uniting with fellow participants in the magical ambience of the marina. Share stories, forge connections, and soak in the anticipation of the extraordinary days that lie ahead.

The evening unfolds at your own pace, offering the freedom to stay on board, wander the enchanting streets of Ajaccio, or retreat to the comfort of your hotel room. As you sink into a wonderfully restful sleep, dreams of the adventures that await on the Corsica Classic will dance through your mind, creating a perfect prelude to the excitement of the upcoming day.

Noblesse Yachts
Noblesse Yachts
Noblesse Yachts

Day 2, Ajaccio

Ajaccio City Trophy Day

Wednesday, August 21th

Today, our journey unfolds with the pursuit of the “Trophée de la Ville d’Ajaccio,” an esteemed prize presented by the city of Ajaccio and serving as the inaugural race of the Corsica Classic. This grants us the opportunity to once again delight in the allure of this magnificent city for another day, indulge in exceptional hospitality, and immerse ourselves in its captivating atmosphere.

Quay Awakening, Energized Preparations, and Thrilling Departure
Join the spirited gathering at Ajaccio’s Charles Ornano port quay for a thorough briefing, where sailors and participants soak in essential details about the upcoming regatta. This ensures a seamless start, providing a crystal-clear understanding of the dynamic racecourse awaiting them. Witness the intense fervour as yacht crews meticulously finalize preparations for the prestigious Trophée de la Ville d’Ajaccio regatta, ensuring their vessels are finely tuned for the adrenaline-pumping race. Feel the palpable excitement in the air as sails catch the wind, and crews, fueled by anticipation, set sail from the historic port of Ajaccio, marking the beginning of a breathtaking maritime adventure.

Trophée de la Ville d’Ajaccio

As the clock strikes noon, the regatta bursts into vibrant life, and with unwavering enthusiasm, the participating yachts gracefully cross the starting line before the port of Ajaccio. Be in the middle of the action as these classic ships, exuding grace and majesty, elegantly dance across the waters of the Mediterranean. Each crew showcases the remarkable sailing prowess of their vessel against the backdrop of Corsica’s breathtaking views. This is more than a mere race; it’s a heartfelt tribute to maritime passion and the everlasting charm of classic yachting.
Evening Cocktail Reception and Ajaccio City Trophy Dinner

Join us for a delightful cocktail reception, a moment to unwind and share stories of the day’s sailing adventures. The social atmosphere creates an opportunity for participants, sponsors, and sailing enthusiasts to connect and celebrate the maritime spirit. The highlight of the day unfolds with the Ajaccio City Trophy dinner, a culinary experience prepared by our chefs in partnership with Gloria Maris Groupe. Indulge in a feast of delectable dishes while relishing the picturesque views of Port Charles Ornano, as the regatta continues to weave its magic into the evening.

 

 

Ajaccio Corsica Classic
Sailing Corsica Classic Ajaccio
Trophée de la Ville d'Ajaccio

Day 3, Ajaccio - Propriano

Sailing Extravaganza from Ajaccio to Propriano

Thursday, August 22th

Energizing Quay Gathering
Soak up the lively atmosphere on the quay of Port d’Ajaccio Charles Ornano. Get a comprehensive briefing. Ensuring a smooth start and a shared understanding of the racecourse. Join sailors and enthusiasts as they prepare for the day’s spectacular journey to Propriano.

Grand Kickoff – Ajaccio to Propriano
The moment arrives as participating yachts set sail, and you’re right in the midst of it. Feel the wind catch your sails, and the yacht gains momentum. The journey becomes a harmonious blend of skill, strategy, and the sheer joy of sailing. As your yacht glides into Propriano, the sense of accomplishment is palpable. Cheers and laughter fill the air as sailors congratulate each other on a race well-sailed. The jubilation of reaching the destination is an indescribable high.

“Bienvenue de la Ville de Propriano”
Join the dockside celebration and culminate the day with a dazzling cocktail event hosted by the welcoming city of Propriano. Savour delightful drinks and appetizers while relishing the breathtaking views, all in the company of fellow enthusiasts and sailors. A bond forged through a day of shared challenges. The sense of community among sailors is tangible, and the joy of the journey echoes in every conversation.
Meanwhile, we are handling the transportation of your luggage from Ajaccio to Propriano and facilitating your check-in at a hotel conveniently situated near the port. It couldn’t be more convenient.

Ajaccio Marina, Kick off for the Corsica Classic
Corsica Classic Regatta
Corsica Classic

Day 4, Propriano - Campomoro

From Sumptuous Mornings to Coastal Nights in Campomoro

Friday, August 23th

A Sumptuous Start: Propriano’s Enchanting Morning

Begin your day with a sumptuous breakfast, followed by a leisurely stroll through the enchanting streets of Propriano as the town comes to life. Wander towards the harbour, where the anticipation for the day’s sailing adventure builds. Despite the competitive nature of the race, the sailors here are not just competitors; they are friends. Friendly exchanges fill the air as we collectively prepare our yachts for the day ahead.

Sailing South: Embarking on the Journey to Campomoro

The moment to throw off the bowlines has come, and with sails unfurled, we embark on our journey from Propriano to Campomoro, covering a distance of approximately 15 nautical miles—the shortest leg of the entire regatta. Witness the awe-inspiring sight as nearly 40 yachts, adorned with billowing sails, gracefully make their way southward.

Celebrating Success: Welcome Cocktail in Campomoro

Upon arriving in the charming village of Campomoro, celebrate your successful voyage with a welcome cocktail on the beach. Unwind, share sailing stories with fellow enthusiasts, and bask in the warm hospitality of this coastal haven.

Night of Coastal Delights: Dining at Quayside Bar des Amis

As evening descends, continue the festivities with an unforgettable dining experience at the Quayside Bar des Amis in Campomoro. Indulge in delicious food and drinks while immersing yourself in the lively coastal atmosphere. The night unfolds with the rhythmic melodies of the sea, creating a perfect blend of culinary delights and the charm of a coastal paradise.
As with the previous days, you can rest assured that we’ll manage all aspects of your luggage and accommodation, leaving you worry-free.

Campomoro Corsica Classic
Corsica Classic
Bar de Amis Corsica Classic

Day 5, Campomoro - Bonifacio

A Day of Coastal Adventure Culminating in Bonifacio's Charms

Saturday, August 24th

Blissful Walks in Campomoro
This morning, we board a boat to reach our yacht anchored in Campomoro’s bay. As Campomoro lacks a suitable harbour for our large yachts, we take a leisurely walk along the scenic sandy beaches take a refreshing swim in the warm kristall-blue waters around Corsica and then embark on our yacht for an exhilarating journey to Bonifacio.

Sailing the Breathtaking Corsican Coast
We hoist anchor and set sail, followed by the starting signal at precisely noon. Initially navigating north for a few nautical miles, we round the cap and adjust our course southward.The day’s course spans approximately 27 nautical miles, featuring several challenging changes, including the rounding of Cap di Fenu. Sailing along Corsica’s south coast is a breathtaking experience, especially as the majestic limestone cliffs come into view, signalling the proximity of our destination.

Harbor Haven: Traditional Celebrations in Picturesque Bonifacio
Entering the natural harbour is a breathtaking experience as we sail between towering walls into a bay of unparalleled beauty.
Upon reaching this picturesque setting, we settle for the traditional “Splice the Main Brace” before transitioning to an evening cocktail and a delightful dinner in a captivating atmosphere—a well-deserved indulgence for the day’s accomplishments.

Campomoro Bay, Corsica Classic
Noblesse Yachts, Hallowe'en, Oliva Cigars, Proficar, Profi-Tech
Limbstone Cliffs Bonifacio, Corsica Classics

Day 6, Bonifacio - Saint-Cyprien

A Day of Coastal Adventure Culminating in Bonifacio's Charms

Sunday, August 25th

Bonifacio’s Farewell – A Bittersweet Symphony of Sadness and Joy
After a restful night and a hearty breakfast, we gather at 10 a.m. for a brief quay-side briefing in the enchanting port of Bonifacio. The relaxed nature of the Corsicans has already infused us, and the rhythm of the surroundings has bestowed upon us a sense of deceleration.
As we bid a temporary farewell to the idyllic harbour, a bittersweet blend of sadness and joy accompanies us.

From Bonifacio to Saint-Cyprien, A Coastal Odyssey
Our detour to Saint-Cyprien marks a temporary farewell, knowing that the Corsica Classic will bring us back here. Following the final crossing, the option to extend our stay lingers, inviting us to savour a few more days of relaxation.
Casting off past the protective fortifications guarding the city against sea threats, the noon starting signal propels us into the open waters.
With sails unfurled, we chart a course for the southern tip of Corsica, navigating around it to trace the enchanting east coast toward Saint-Cyprien.

Harbor Bliss: Evening Delights and Coastal Elegance in Saint-Cyprien
Today’s sailing is demanding, though slightly shorter than yesterday’s. Cruising north along beautiful beaches, approximately 20 nautical miles later, we drop anchor in the bay before Saint-Cyprien.
A dinghy ride takes us ashore, where we unwind on the beach, savouring delicious cocktails. While you feel the soothing sand beneath your feet, rest assured—your luggage has been efficiently arranged at a nearby hotel, promising a tranquil and peaceful night’s sleep.

Aerial View Bonifacio, Corsica Classics
Argentario Sailing Week
Cocktail Saint-Cyprien, Corsica Classic

Day 7, Saint-Cyprien - Bonifacio

Corsica Classic's Majestic Voyage from Saint-Cyprien to Bonifacio

Monday, August 26th

Corsica’s Coastal Symphony from Saint-Cyprien to Bonifacio
As the morning sun paints the bay of Saint-Cyprien with hues of gold, a sense of anticipation envelopes us, heralding another day of thrilling competition against the backdrop of the stunning Corsican coast. The deep, restful sleep induced by the sea air sets the perfect tone for the day ahead. With the dinghy ferrying us from the tranquil beach to our awaiting yacht, we embark on a day that promises both challenge and beauty.

Sails Unfurled, Spirits Soaring: Navigating Corsica’s Splendor in Regatta Glory
At the stroke of noon, the regatta springs to life with the starting signal, sails billowing in the Mediterranean breeze as we chart a course around the southern tip of Corsica. Each vessel, a testament to maritime skill, navigates the strategic twists and turns of the course, covering approximately 20 nautical miles of coastal splendour.
The triumphant return to the iconic harbour of Bonifacio marks the culmination of a day filled with adrenaline and camaraderie.

Sunset Magic: Bonifacio Welcomes Corsica Classic’s Return
Warm welcomes await on the quay as glasses clink and laughter resonates, with sailors sharing tales of the day’s adventures.
The setting sun bathes the scene in a golden glow, and as cocktails flow, the gathered enthusiasts bask in the shared magic of the Corsica Classic. As night descends, the spirit of Bonifacio comes alive in every ripple of the water, inviting participants to reflect on the extraordinary journey and savour the unique magic that only the Corsican coast can provide. It’s more than a race; it’s a celebration of maritime passion and the enduring allure of classic yachting.

Noblesse Yachts
Noblesse Yachts, Hallowe'en, Oliva Cigars, Proficar, Profi-Tech
Limbstone Cliffs Bonifacio, Corsica Classics

Day 8, Bonifacio

Corsica Classic Weaves Elegance and Triumph in Bonifacio

Tuesday, August 27th

Corsica Classic Triumphs in Bonifacio’s Maritime Glory
As the first light of dawn gently kisses the city of Bonifacio, it heralds the arrival of a day destined to be etched in our nautical memories. In the heart of this enchanting city, where history whispers through cobblestone streets and ancient fortifications, our seafaring adventure culminates in the pursuit of the prestigious “Trophée de la Ville Antoine Zuria,” an accolade bestowed upon the winners of today’s race by the city of Bonifacio itself.
At the Quay, where excitement mingles with the salty sea breeze, regatta crews converge to engage in strategic discussions and prepare their vessels for the impending challenge.

Bonifacio’s Grand Finale: Corsica Classic’s Sailing Symphony
High noon arrives, and the harbour echoes with the resonating pulse of the starting signal. All hands on deck, we embark on the final odyssey, where every sail unfurls like a canvas, capturing the spirit of Corsican coastal beauty. The regatta’s crescendo is felt in the heartbeats of sailors, their vessels cutting through the cerulean waters with precision and grace.
As we navigate the challenging waters off the south coast, the thrill of the race intertwines with the breathtaking scenery, creating an intoxicating elixir of adrenaline and awe. Each tack and jibe is a dance with the elements, a testament to the sailors’ prowess and the symbiotic relationship between man and sea. Crossing the finish line for the last time, a wave of accomplishment washes over us, and the sheer joy of being truly alive envelops every sailor on board.

Elegance and Victory Under Corsican Skies
The day’s triumphs culminate in a grand celebration, starting with a cocktail of awards and culminating in a dinner curated by the culinary virtuosos Marie-Pierre Roch and Arnaud Parage. The feast unfolds at the Bastion de l’Etendard, an enchanting venue that mirrors the regal spirit of the day.
Under the Corsican night sky, adorned with stars as witnesses, we gather for an evening of elegance and recognition. As the Corsica Classic bids adieu in the heart of Bonifacio, the echoes of sails flapping in the wind and the distant cheers of victory linger, etching this regatta day into the collective memory of all who sailed beneath the sun-kissed skies of Corsica.

Noblesse Yachts
Corsica Classic
Limbstone Cliffs Bonifacio, Corsica Classics

Day 9, Departure

Corsican Farewell: Embracing Memories and Unveiling New Journeys

Wednesday, August 28th

Bidding Adieu: A Corsican Day of Gratitude and Memories
As the sun graces Bonifacio’s horizon, join us for a final day filled with gratitude and a touch of wistfulness. Commence the day with a hearty farewell breakfast, surrounded by the enchanting beauty of Bonifacio’s coastal charm.

Embark on a leisurely stroll through the winding streets, retracing the steps of an extraordinary Corsica Classic Regatta. Allow the memories of thrilling races, newfound friendships, and the allure of the Mediterranean to linger in your thoughts. For those desiring an extended stay in Corsica, we are delighted to offer accommodations and assist with additional organizational needs.

Echoes of the Seas: A Heartfelt Goodbye to Bonifacio
To those homeward-bound, we extend our best wishes for a safe return. Our dedicated shuttle service stands ready to transport you to the a