See how we celebrated the 40th Anniversary Cannes Yachting Festival in D-S fashion.
Since 1977, Cannes has become the top September site for sailing enthusiasts and yacht owners the world over. Here’s how we made this year’s 40th Cannes Yachting Festival a Destination - Sailing photography destination.
After exploring the marinas, bistros and bars ( book a table at BOBO Bistro for the best homemade pizza, or indulge in fine dining at La Mome ) we prepped for our most exciting collaboration yet!
The Festival is officially underway – and so is our shoot!
Our mission: showcase the irresistible luxury of the sailing lifestyle for full-service charter company Ocean Independence. Handsome styling by A Gentleman’s World, superb sunshine and a magnificent yacht as our ‘studio’ for the day made it a pleasure for photographer Sébastien Rohner to do what he does best.
Number one on our lust list: this chic Carl F Bucherer timepiece. Its classic mahogany leather strap and exceptional craftsmanship on the dial and case make it the perfect complement to any yacht owner’s wardrobe.
Rohner goes aboard the gorgeous Amel 50, first shown to the world in April 2017, to photograph this sailing beauty at its official inauguration at the Festival.
It’s our last day in Cannes. What better way to enjoy the Festival than preview the more than 600 boats in 8 sectors of Vieux Port (including a Luxury Gallery featuring exhibits by sailing’s most coveted brands), or Port Pierre Canto, dedicated to large second-hand yachts.
Diarise 11-16 September 2018 for next year’s event. For more information, visit Cannes Yachting Festival
Photography: Sébastien Rohner
Model: Ralph Widmer of A Gentleman’s World
Watch: Carl F Bucherer
Yachts: Amel , Southern Wind , Ocean Independence
Words: Shalagh-Ann Fredericks