Plans to Put Antibes Back on Yachting Calendar
Last February, at the request of Port Vauban and with considerable local support, the Association for Support of the Activities and Development of the Ports of Antibes (ASAP), agreed to organize ‘Antibes Celebrates Yachting’ which took place in April.
Following the event, in November ASAP decided to retire from the tender process for an event in Antibes this year. The economic conditions, unclear procedure, delays in agreeing a timetable and general slow response all contributed to this decision.
We remember fondly the success of Antibes Celebrates Yachting 2015 and regret this decision on behalf of all the supporters who have already registered for the 2016 edition. However, ASAP were not prepared to commit its members, its partners and its credibility under the current conditions.
In the absence of other candidates, we understand that no replacement event will take place this year. Instead, the City of Antibes has decided to dedicate 2016 to the awarding of a management agreement for Port Vauban and Port Gallice beginning in 2017, to mobilize the teams of the Port and the City.
This major evolution in the management of the two ports of Antibes should mark the beginning of a new era in the development of yachting activities in our city, putting Antibes back on the international yachting calendar for years to come.
In the meantime, ASAP will refocus its activities for members, promoting exchanges between professionals, creating opportunities for meetings and interactions to support and promote the economic development of the harbour.
Patrick Gilliot, President of ASAP encourages all interested parties to get involved:
"Getting to know each other, meet and share a common ambition for the ports and the town of Antibes, so that the project actually takes shape given its enormous potential and the extraordinary economical challenge."
Business ASAP: Wednesday 24 February at 6pm
Address: Avenue de Verdun, 06600 Antibes
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