• Alexa Bouhelier-Ruelle

Saint-Tropez welcomes Les Voiles sailing competition

From classics sailboats to modern marvels, Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez wows with some of the most beautiful sailing boats ever made.


Les Voiles de St Tropez
© Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

In the last stretch before the 24th Edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez the small French Riviera town will launch the celebrations on September 24 in collaboration with the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez. Sailboats up to 18,27 meters, classical ones and more modern boats will be welcomed in the glamorous bay to compete on the water starting on Sunday 25 Sept, after the arrival of the Coupe d’Automne du Yacht Club de France directly from Cannes.

Originally created in 1999 by the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez – which celebrates its 160th anniversary this year – Les Voiles de Saint Tropez gathers classical boats, sometimes centenarians, but also very modern ones which count among the most beautiful in the world. Lining up for this 24th Edition starting from September 24 to October 8th: during the first week Saint-Tropez will welcome all boats without size limitations, then during the second week 'Maxis' will steal the show with modern vessels and a multihull competition for the Performance Cruising Multihulls.


Regattas start on October 4th, from the very heart of Saint-Tropez. Approximately 300 boats are expected during these unique two weeks


The Rolex Trophy

The Rolex Trophy © Les Voiles de St Tropez

Since 2006, the luxurious Swiss watch manufacturer has partnered with Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez and the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez to highlight classical boats which represented the best of innovations at the time they were built. This year, seven classical schooners from 25 to 55 meters will compete in this 17th Edition of Le Trophée Rolex.


Classic sails and Maxi © Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez


Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

24 Sept - 8 Oct

Aside from the exciting regattas, the festival features numerous events on land, all open to the public with a joyful and exciting atmosphere across the city. Different days features different types of boats. See the full schedule online.

www.lesvoilesdesaint-tropez.fr




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