Red Bull Air Race: everything you need to know about the maritime regulations

Apr. 2018
Port of Cannes
Red Bull Air Race: everything you need to know about the maritime regulations

The Red Bull Air Race, the world air race championship, will be held in Cannes from 20 to 22 April 2018. Around 50,000 people are expected to travel to the city centre each day during this period.


The organization of the event is divided into three phases:


  • Assembly: from 8:00 p.m. on 17 April to 7:30 a.m. on 20 April;


  • The event: from 7:30 a.m. on 20 April to 9:00 p.m. on 22 April

from 9:25 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday 20 April: free practices

from 11:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday 21 April: qualifications

from 12:15 p.m. to 5:25 p.m. on Sunday 22 April: finals and prize-giving ceremony


  • Disassembly: from 9:00 p.m. on 22 April to midnight on 24 April.



Three security zones and traffic restrictions will be put into place by the City of Cannes: see the plan



Maritime regulations


Because the planes will be flying over the water in the Baie de la Croisette, a maritime regulations plan has been prepared by the prefectural authorities specifically for this event.


Accordingly, navigation (including arrivals at and departures from the Vieux Port and Port Canto) and bathing will be prohibited in the Baie de la Croisette on 20, 21 and 22 April from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., as indicated by the red zone below.


This plan also provides a regulated navigation zone around the bay. This means that in the area shaded in dark blue, navigation is restricted to 3 knots and mooring is prohibited.


Mooring is permitted outside these areas.   


The ferries to îles Sainte Marguerite and Saint Honorat will be temporarily transferred to Port de Golfe-Juan. 


Red Bull Air Race - Dispositif maritime

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