St Barths Bucket, March 17-20, 2016: One of the most prestigious events on the Caribbean charter calendar, this regatta offers a stunning mix of spectacle, adrenaline and sporting fun. More info: www.bucketregattas.com/stbarths
Cannes Film Festival, May 11-22, 2016: Each year, the red carpet outside the Palais de Festivals is graced by the ‘who's who' of the film world, the port is filled with megayachts and the world's press gathers. This festival has only grown in status and magnitude since it was established in 1946 and is one of the most sought-after occasions on the global calendar. Make sure you book your yacht charter to revel in the lights and action of the Cannes Film Festival.
Monaco Historic Grand Prix, May 13-15,2016: Monaco has a very long and colourful history with motor racing making it the ultimate location for a celebration of historic motor racing. The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique will celebrate its 10th edition in 2016 which is sure to be an unmissable event for worldwide collectors and classic motorsport fanatics.
Monaco Grand Prix, May 26-29,2016: Another of the grand events of the global yachting calendar, the Monaco Grand Prix brings yachts from all over the world to Port Hercule for a few days of intense action and unrivaled glamour. Hear the whine of the F1 cars rise above Monte Carlo as the cars tear around the city street circuit, or anchor off for a glittering party under the towering Monegasque cliffs. There's nothing on earth like Monaco during the Grand Prix.
Palma Superyacht Cup, June 22-25, 2016: The sailing action keeps coming in June with the Palma Superyacht Cup. Follow the stunning coastline of Majorca and watch these modern superyachts compete, emblazoned sails vast against the summer sky. More info: www.thesuperyachtcup.com/palma
Candy Store Cup (ex Newport Bucket Regatta), July 28-31, 2016: The American sister of the Saint Barths Bucket, this regatta has the same sense of friendly competition as her Caribbean counterpart. Enjoy this wonderful regatta as part of a New England charter. More info: www.candystorecup.com
Venice Film Festival, August 31 – September 10, 2016: Make this glittering international event a part of your Italian yacht charter in September. There are few city skylines that catch at the heart like the canal city of Venice; come in by yacht and marvel at the cathedral domes and gondolas, before dressing up and hitting the red carpet at this wonderful celebration of film, now running for over 70 years.
Singapore Grand Prix, September 16-18, 2016: Singapore has enjoyed a meteoric rise as a yachting hub, and the Grand Prix is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the city lights and action of this Asian destination. Get a berth under the skyscrapers and watch the cars race along the harbour, and enjoy F1's only night circuit. Use the Grand Prix as a starting point for your yacht cruise through tropical islands. More info: www.singaporegp.sg
Les Voiles de Saint Tropez, September 24 – October, 2, 2016: The last event on the Mediterranean classic regatta circuit, the bay of Saint Tropez welcomes the grand old ladies of yesteryear. Beautiful wooden yachts stretch out across the bay with their cream canvas sails catching the first strong winds of autumn. This event makes exciting viewing, and has a glamorous nostalgia about it as the season winds down for another year. More info: www.lesvoilesdesaint-tropez.fr/en
New Year's Eve: To end the year in paradise, charter a yacht in the Maldives or Seychelles, and celebrate the New Years diving off the swim platform to swim with the dolphins. Or if you fancy being among the glamour and excitement of other yachts, then Saint Barts is the best option, with hundreds of superyachts gathering in the bay celebrating the arrival of 2016 under a sky lit with fireworks.
This Top 10 was put together by Worth Avenue Yachts, who are one of the yacht brokerages with glamorous yachts for charter at all these events and others throughout the year, so if you are interested in chartering a yacht at an event, contact them directly and speak to the charter team.