Everything you need to know about the Festival of Yachting 2021

8 October 2021

The Festival is formed of two events

In Monaco on Wednesday 10 November, the Yacht Club de Monaco will play host to the Life Under Sail Conference, followed by the Explorer Yacht Summit on Thursday 11 November. Both of these events form the Festival of Yachting.

Aimed at bringing together key players in the industry

The Festival will bring together superyacht owners and senior stakeholders from across the industry and beyond for networking and to share information about two important areas of the superyacht industry; sailing and expedition yachting.


There’s a chance to discuss the world of explorers…

The Explorer Yacht Summit is a full-day forum for owners, captains and industry professionals. Here, the panel and audience talk about their own unique challenges of travelling to remote destinations. Invaluable insights from the world’s pioneering explorer yacht designers, builders, suppliers and operators will also be shared.

… and the love of sailing

The Life Under Sail Conference is set to bring together experts to investigate some specifics about the sailing yacht sector such as market trends, challenges, opportunities for growth and technological breakthroughs. With an audience of sailing industry stakeholders and sailing yacht owners, the event’s new programme of speakers and sessions is to be hosted by British sailor and Olympic gold medallist, Shirley Robertson OBE.

Hear and meet top speakers

Those invited to speak at the Life Under Sail Conference include Winch Design’s Jim Dixon, the founder of BlackCat Superyachts, Francis Lapp and colleagues from Sunreef Yachts and the CEO of Valentin Design Sàrl. The following day, the Explorer Yacht Summit involves representatives from Triton Submarines, Camper & Nicholsons, Lloyd Werft and the captain of Dorothea III.


All with the help of leading industry names

The Explorer Yacht Summit has been made possible thanks to the headline partner Damen Yachting BV and our premium partners Cantiere delle Marche, EYOS Expeditions and Triton Submarines.

Tickets are available from €350

For either the Life Under Sail Conference or Explorer Yacht Summit, tickets are priced at €350 plus VAT. For guests wanting to attend both events, a special Festival of Yachting ticket is available at €600 plus VAT. The ticket fee covers admission to the event at the Yacht Club de Monaco and includes lunch.