Airstar became an official partner to the Régates Royales Cannes this year after five consecutive years of cooperation.
Airstar’s lighting solutions were once again installed at the heart of the historic classic yachting event – the 160th edition of which took place between 23 and 30 September.
Airstar’s Crystal lighting balloons took pride of place, with two 160cm and three 200cm envelope balloons in situ on the docks around the boats and at the stands in the exhibiting village in the centre of Cannes opposite the Palais des Festivals. Some were then relocated to Palm Beach for the evening’s festivities.
With a set up time of just 15 minutes, yet designed to withstand tough outdoor conditions including wind gusts of up to 70 km/h, the Crystal range is perfectly suited to an event of this nature and are maintenance free. The Crystal lighting balloons can be fitted with either LED or halogen lamps, and are equipped with an extremely quiet fan for cooling rendering them almost silent, making it the perfect solution for high end events.
For this prestigious event, the team at the Cannes office of Airstar European Network (AEN) fitted six 400 watts halogen lamps in each Crystal balloon, making each of them capable of lighting up a surface of 1,500sqm.
With its larger surface area, the two metres wide balloons also carried partner logos on each side for additional impact, giving Air Mauritius, Champagne Comte de Cheurlin and the Mauritius Island outstanding visibility towards a prestigious audience.
Pascal Gard, race director at the Régates Royales Cannes, comments: “It is fantastic to have Airstar on board as official partner. Through our collaboration over the past five years we have consistently improved the village set up and ambiance year on year as Airstar rolls out ever more impressive and innovative products. The balloons make for an impactful visual spectacle, helping us to draw attention to our prestigious partner brands whilst also lighting large spaces on a practical level. Airstar have become an important part of our iconic event and we are very happy to have them on board.”