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An announcement was issued this morning by RAI Amsterdam that the Marine Equipment Trade Show, or METSTRADE, has been cancelled for the first time in 32 years. Due to the ongoing global uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the world’s largest marine trade exhibition, which sees shipbuilders, marinas and suppliers gather in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, will not be going ahead as planned on 17-19 November.
The 2020 Cannes Yachting Festival has been cancelled after the organisers of the show were denied prefectural dispensation. With Cannes becoming the latest major yachting event to succumb to the effects of Covid-19, attention is now shifting to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October and whether that will go ahead as currently planned.
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's Young Azzurra team has debuted with a second place finish in their first regatta in preparation for the Youth America's Cup, scheduled to take place in Auckland between February and March 2021.
The Monaco Yacht Show has been postponed until 2021; but show season is not yet doomed. Cannes Yachting Festival will be taking place as planned between 8-13 September at Vieux Port and Port Canto in the French Riviera’s favourite yachting town. The 43rd edition may be the most pivotal auguration of the festival yet, as many shipyards will choose Cannes to debut models they may have showcased instead at Monaco. We take a look at a few of the exciting ranges greeting the world on the docks of Cannes this year.
With the 2021 America's Cup in New Zealand fast approaching, Captain Charlie Dwyer spoke to Superyachts.com about his experiences as both a spectator and competitor of the Cup, and why he hopes superyachts have the chance to experience the South Pacific in 2021.
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) will be hosting the 2020 edition of the Rolex Swan Cup from 7 to 13 September. The spine-tingling sailing event will once again return to the yachting paradise of Sardinia’s Porto Cervo, where over 60 yachts are due to compete in one of the first events since the disruption.