Is Cap d’Agde the latest 'in' destination for CNBs to spend the winter?
Right now, there are nine Bordeaux 60s wintering at Sud-Croisières in Cap d’Agde: Sun Bird, Althane, Maia, Poerava, Red Castle, Kismet, Kali, and Sookie II, formerly named Alayat. Sookie II is being careened, alongside Kismet, since the two yachts will be racing against one another at the next CNB Rendez-Vous, and possibly also at Les Voiles de St Tropez, so they both want a perfect hull for the occasion!
Indeed, the new owner of Sookie II has every intention of winning a place up on the Bordeaux 60 podium.
Nini, formerly named Nina, also has a new owner, who comes from Santiago de Compostela. The yacht left Cap d’Agde last week and is headed for Galicia.
Another three CNB superyachts can also be glimpsed at Cap d’Agde: Vaïnato (CNB 64), Swallows and Amazons (CNB 77) and Amazon Creek (CNB 77).
It seems that Cap d’Agde may have become the favourite winter retreat for CNB yachts; perhaps it's because of all the loving care and attention they are given there?