Editor's choice - Events
Kylie Knott and Tessa Chan
The biggest names in international boat building will meet on the Cote d'Azur, France this September 8-13 for the 33rd Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show. With 420 exhibitors from 34 countries, the event organisers expect to attract 57,000 visitors, who will be able to observe and trial a comprehensive range of small and large, sail and motor craft. A 'performance' area, dedicated to speedboats such as Cigarette, Nor-tech, Dragon Boat or Donzi will cater to thrill seekers. www.salonnautiquecannes.com
The Geneva Classics is an exhibition dedicated to all forms of vintage transportation. Every year it displays rare classic cars, historic aircraft, boats and motorcycles at the Geneva PALEXPO and Geneva International Airport. This year the focus is on the automobile: classic car dealers will welcome potential buyers and a new parts and accessories area will offer a vast selection of automobilia for visitors to rummage through. A must-see for collectors and lovers of all things mechanical. www.geneva-classics.ch
Two years ago in Singapore, the world witnessed the first night race in Formula One history. Dubbed the 'jewel in the Formula One crown', the Formula One Singtel Singapore Grand Prix will be enthralling spectators again this September 24-26 with racing along the Marina Bay Street Circuit, at speeds of up to 300 km/h. Expect a nail-biting experience with new teams and returning legends, not to mention a stream of live entertainment. Visit www.singaporegp.sg for more information.
The big sail
Intense competition is expected at this year's China Cup International Regatta, China's top international big boat yachting event. Kicking off on October 29 in the waters of Daya Bay, Shenzhen, the four-day regatta will include a Hong Kong-Shenzhen passage race, inshore races and a round-the-island race, and will feature a range of cultural events. Yachtsmen from more than 20 countries will be competing. www.chncup.com