The voiles of Antibes: a friendly ritual!

Everyone knows the sails of Antibes, the “must” of the gathering of old rigs, period sails and classic sails that meet every year in Antibes for lively regattas. “But it’s also an event for the antibois and for the city of Antibes with festive Entertainment every night and a music festival” explains Yann Joannon, one of the co-organizerrs of the event from the Saint-Jaume bastion where the village has taken up residence.

A friendly spirit that is shared, far beyond the competitors. “We come here with family and friends to celebrate out “spring” a little bit. This is part of the history of the city and all the antibois are very attached to this kind of event. It’s really the local people who come here” explains Christelle, an antiboise, between dance steps.

We are competitors, but above all it is this melting pot that is very pleasant to see, joy and celebration. Every time, I come from Paris, I am seized by this good-child party atmosphere. It is above all the spirit that prevails over the competition. To compete with gentlemen at sea” said the captain of the ILHABELA II crew.

His second, to add a pedagogical virtue: “It is an ideal opportunity to talk about an environment that is sometimes a little connoted. And to show that there are many different profiles“. Including women “I am proof of this even though there are still few women on the crews. But it’s moving with its family spirit” concludes Pauline.