This award created in 2009 and presented by Les Echos-Série limitée – a supplement to Les Echos – is organized by les Echosmédias. Its goal is to promote and highlight the traditional yachting and all those who allow this heritage to flourish.
Who can participate?
The contest is accessible to any boat falling into the following categories:
Three types of boat are eligible, based on an age criterion, regardless of the length:
Two vintage categories, for the sailboats that were designed pre-war, or up to 1945:
- one for the aurique ships
- the other for the marconi ships
A third category, for theclassic ships, is open to all boats that were designed between 1946 and 1968 (1)
(1) the contest is open to all sailboats that were restored or rebuilt after 1968, as long as vintage techniques and materials were
When to register?
From April 15th to October 12th 2012
How to register?
When are the selections made?
- The first pre-selection takes place from April 15th to July 1st 2012.
- The second pre-selection takes place from July 1st to August 30th 2012.
- The third pre-selection takes place from September 15th to October 12th 2012. (exclusively for boats participating to Cannes’s “Régates Royales” and to “Les Voiles de Saint Tropez”)
The election of the winners by categories and the election of the traditional Yatch of the year will take place on November 9th.
The award ceremony will take place on December 7th (location yet to be determined).
During this evening, the winners by category and the boat elected « Yacht de Tradition » will be announced.
Who will vote?
The "Yacht de Tradition de l'Année" prize will be awarded by a jury of eleven boating and yachting personalities:
- Bernard Amiel, president of Société Nautique de Marseille et president of PYTA jury 2012
- Gérard d’Aboville, president of the Fondation du Patrimoine maritime et fluvial
- Jean-François Béhar, former president de l’AFYT
- François Chevallier, naval architect and historian
- Philippe Court, president of Yacht Club de France
- Jean Christian Fandeux, president of Yacht Club Classique
- Edith Frilet, Sailor & ICOYC delegate
- Jean-Noël Gard, former director of Musée de la Marine
- François Le Brun, journalist at the « Echos »
- Marc Pabois, curator,
- Guillaume Plisson, sea photographer