Majestic sight – Each year, Cannes plays host to stunning vintage yachts from around the world as it stages the Regates Royales.
Vintage performance – Races fall into three categories -- for yachts constructed before 1950, those built before 1975, and those dating from after 1975 but built to traditional designs and using traditional methods.
In full sail – The event in its current guise began in 1929 when a decision was taken to give it a regal name in honor of Christian X, King of Denmark, who had his own racing yacht in the bay.
World leaders – This year's edition is the 38th in the history of a competition that has brought some of the world's finest vintage yachts to Cannes.
Reinventing the classics – The oldest yachts competing in the wide 2016 field date from 1896 and 1906, but there are also boats built recently using traditional construction methods and designs.
Seventies resurrection – The postwar years saw a decline of interest in the event, which fizzled out altogether in the 1960s before enjoying a renaissance in 1978. Today, it continues to go from strength to strength.
Art and craft – It's an unabashed celebration of the virtues of tradition and old-fashioned craftsmanship.
Just like the old days – Every year, more than 40,000 people attend to revel in the sight of majestic yachts competing just as they would have done in the days of Christian X.