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Top Yacht Charter Events 2020

With a calendar full of world-class events, what better way to experience the highlights of 2020 than with a yacht charter?

The 2020 calendar is full of world-class events in yachting, sports and entertainment. From the excitement of the Olympics in Tokyo, to the glamour of the Cannes Film Festival, a yacht charter is the perfect way to attend any event in style and comfort. Our charter brokers have first-hand experience at many of these events and can advise on the best way to get the most out of your charter experience. 


Superbowl LIV Miami

2 February 2020

America’s biggest annual sporting event, the Super Bowl sees the best teams in the NFL compete against each other for the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy. The 54th Super Bowl will be hosted at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, offering the perfect opportunity for die-hard fans to tie the event in as part of a yacht charter in the beautiful winter cruising grounds of South Florida. More than your standard sporting event, the Super Bowl is also famous for its half-time entertainment, with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira set to perform at the 2020 competition.

NFL Super Bowl football players


St Barths Bucket Regatta

19 - 22 March 2020

Every year the world's most spectacular superyachts gather in Gustavia's harbour for the prestigious St. Barths Bucket. Based against the stunning backdrop of glamorous St Barths, the regatta features a range of top-class races for cruising yachts, from 30.5m in length and above, plus a busy calendar of shoreside social events. Yachties worldwide travel to this event to participate, spectate and  embrace the special spirit of competition and camaraderie that defines this event.

Sailing yachts at St Barths Bucket


Cannes Film Festival

12 - 23 May 2020

The beating heart of the Cote d'Azur, Cannes exudes high-class glamour like nowhere else on earth. Nestled between Nice and Monaco, this iconic city is home to the annual Cannes Film Festival every May, where the rich and famous from across the globe attend a long list of lavish ceremonies and prestigious events. When not at a red-carpet soirée, the place to see and be seen is on a luxury yacht, next door to the Palais des Festivals. Whether you looking to enjoy exclusive access to the exhilarating atmosphere or host your own onboard events, a yacht charter is the perfect opportunity to be in the middle of the action. 

Cannes film festival


Monaco Grand Prix

24 May 2020

One of the most iconic tracks and anticipated races in the F1 calendar, the Monaco Grand Prix is in a league of its own. Held every year in May amongst the backdrop of towering skyscrapers and exclusive hotels, this adrenaline-packed event has seen past winners including Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Niki Lauda. A yacht charter, including a berth in Port Hercules, affords unrivalled access to watch the race close-up and a perfect venue for victory celebrations. Book well in advance to ensure prime position.

Trackside yachts at the Monaco Grand Prix


Tokyo Summer Olympics

24 July - 9 August 2020

A celebration of international athleticism, the 2020 Summer Olympics are set to take place in Tokyo from 24 July – 9 August. Over 11,000 athletes from 206 nations will compete in a wide range of sporting competitions over the busy 17 days and the social calendar is sure to be just as full. With a superyacht marina located a short distance from the main Olympic Park and so much to explore in this unique and rarely chartered region, a yacht charter is an exciting and exclusive way to experience the games.

Tokyo Summer Olympics


Copa del Ray Regatta

1 August - 8 August 2020

Held mid-summer in the Bay of Palma de Mallorca, the prestigious Copa del Rey or “King's Cup” has become a highlight of the yachting calendar and draws some of the best sailors in the world, including America's Cup participants. This top-level sailing competition regularly attracts spectators on charter yachts, aiming to gain the best vantage point.  Highly acclaimed for fabulous racing conditions and stunning island views, the event is organised by Real Club Náutico de Palma, who  ensure that the hospitality is also top of its class. 

Copa del Ray Regatta


Les Voiles de St-Tropez

26 September - 4 October 2020

Attracting a host of competitors from all corners of the globe to do battle, the long-running Les Voiles de St-Tropez brings a spectacle of palpable beauty to the Riviera. Combining classics, Wally’s and sleek modern racers together in courses marked out across the sensational Gulf of Tropez, this impressive display of yachting prowess features more than 300 yachts and almost 4,000 sailors. Providing a unique mix of sportsmanship, competition and hospitality, the action-packed programme of thrilling racing and land-based events celebrate a true spirit for the passion of sailing and is a huge draw for sailing enthusiasts. 

Les Voiles de St-Tropez


Expo 2020 Dubai

20 October 2020 - 10 April 2021

The first World Expo ever to be held in the Middle East, the 2020 event will be held in Dubai and will celebrate the theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. With a focus on opportunity, mobility and sustainability, this world-class exposition will take place from 20 October 2020 - 10 April 2021. The grounds in Dubai South district are within easy reach of Dubai Harbour and the affluent Dubai Marina neighbourhood, making a yacht charter the perfect way to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event. Over 200 countries will participate over the six-month period, delivering a showcase of events, attractions, food and more.



America's Cup Christmas Regatta

10 - 20 December 2020

The final event in the 36th America’s Cup World Series, the Christmas Regatta is followed by the Prada Cup in January 2021, with the final America’s Cup Match in March 2021. Must-see experiences for any avid sailing fan, all three events will be held in Auckland, the “City of Sails”. Featuring the new AC75 class of foiling monohull yachts, racing will take place against the backdrop of Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf. The Christmas event is a great way to get a taste of the action, either on its own or as part of a longer holiday season charter in New Zealand.

America's Cup Regatta

For more information about chartering a yacht at any of the above events, please talk to your Ocean Independence broker or contact us.

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