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Les Régates de Nice - Enjoy all the Action on the High Seas

Les Régates de Nice 2010 are just a few days away and already, they are promising to be an exceptional event. Initiated by the Conseil Général des Alpes-Maritimes and the Communauté Urbaine Nice Côte d'Azur, and organized by the Comité Départemental de Voile Azur with the help of the Club de Nice and the CCI, the regattas, running from 15th to 19th September, will gather some of the world's most extraordinary modern sailing boats alongside some of the most beautiful traditional yachts for five days of racing and festivities.

Sailing enthusiasts, tourists and onlookers alike, can watch the vessels do battle in the Baie des Anges from Rauba Capeu every day from 10am to 5pm and on 18th September, the lucky ones who have reserved their seats on the two boats chartered by the Conseil Général, will be able to admire the sailing ships at close range during the last race.

Musical and cultural entertainment will be provided before and after the regattas on the quays of the port of Nice, while visits of some of the ships will be organized to recreate the atmosphere of nautical traditions from the last century.

First run in 1879 at the Club Nautique to entertain the rich winter-holiday makers, the Nice regattas were unfortunately abandoned soon after and replaced by other events held in Saint-Tropez, Cannes and Antibes.

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Nice is now slowly getting back into the race. The first edition of the modern "Régates de Nice" held in 2008 was a resounding success and the event, which is to be organized every two years, is now part of the Association Française des Yachts de Tradition (AFYT) calendar.

It will probably never replace the Voiles de Saint-Tropez (the Sails of Saint Tropez) as the major sailing event taking place on the Riviera, but perfectly sandwiched between the Imperia regattas and the Cannes Royal Regattas, the Régates de Nice should soon become a not to be missed rendez-vous.



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