Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez – 20th Edition

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez – 20th Edition


Welcome to Les Voiles de St. Tropez, a yearly regatta on the French Riviera that praises exemplary race water crafts from a past period, exhibiting the absolute most wonderful vessels at any point made. The occasion Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez is the most essential cruising occasion in Saint-Tropez and worldwide.


At the point when seen nearby the present America’s Cup, this opposition may resemble an alternate game totally. Finished wood and metal enhance the insides of the yachts, and stout ropes hold extensive, cream-shaded sails set up.

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The story

1981 Patrice de Colmont gives us the history(see “How everything started!”) but on the other hand there’s the group that invites you every year in the Press Room. They have outlined Patrice’s history of “Les Voiles” for you in a couple of passages duplicated beneath: There are evenings when we have awesome thoughts. Everything began on the 29 th September 1981 where a test with small brandishing interest, however to protect the respect of sail, is propelled between Pride, the Swan 44 of American Dick Jason, and the 12 meter Ikra, skippered by Jean Lorrain. The test couldn’t be less complex: a begin at the foot of the town of Saint-Tropez at the Tour du Portalet, round the characteristic of the Nioulargo (profound home “in Provençal) and landing in the eatery, “Club 55”, situated on the shoreline of Pampelonne. Episodically, Ikra won in front of Pride and generally offered meet people’s high expectations the “Club 55 Cup”, on account of the suddenness and eagerness of Patrice de Colmont. . Thus from this regatta is conceived an exceptional occasion, a social event which permits standard dashing pontoons to race with lofty Maxi yachts and complex models and with great yachts with accounts as long as windless days. The exceptional and incomparable Nioulargue will along these lines will be conceived and, for a long time, blending the best mariners with proprietors of all gauges. Envision the glorious J-Class will then have the capacity to cross tacks with the most recent age of race pontoons … Imagine too that once the hustling has completed for the day the festivites will begin with a boules rivalry or an anchovy party ( Anchoiade ) on the Place des Lices. .

Consistently, in the event that we locate that same soul and straightforwardness, each succeeding year will likewise observe it’s developing interest and status. 1984 will see the goliath J Class Velsheda cruise in the Gulf while Eric Tabarly in charge of the maxi Coriolan IV struggled hard against the maxi Helisara claimed by Herbert von Karajan or against Harold Cudmore, at that point in charge of Gitana. In 1988, John Parkwright IV, proprietor of France II, challenges alternate pontoons while official races are crossed out due to the solid Mistral that blows down the Gulf of Saint Tropez. We require just to give the begin and note the complete circumstances. Therefore the Florida Cup (now known as the Jean Lorrain Challenge) was conceived and will witness some fabulous duels like the one amongst Astra and Candida or in 1992 amongst Endeavor and the Ville de Paris, late challenger for the America’s Cup. Another feature, in 1990, with the landing of five three-masted yachts, Shenandoah, the wonderful Creole, Raphaelo, Aquarius and Fleurt Je. 1991 saw three extraordinary vessels make their bow: Eric Tabarly’s Pen Duick who came in the 30s to taste out of the blue the waters of the Med, the J Class Endeavor, safeguard of the America’s Cup in the 30s, and Matador,famous Maxi title holder having a place with a specific Bill Koch. 1993 will have the astonishing Tuiga. 1995 will check the arrival of Kentra and the landing of Mariette. For the record, you should realize that while shooting the amazing film “And God Created Woman,” Brigitte Bardot invested energy on board Kentra. By and by, one of those celebrated and supernatural ‘fortuitous events’ of the Nioulargue! In any case, after such a significant number of years of achievement and acknowledgment, the sixteenth release will be emotional. An impact amongst Mariette and a 6M JI, Taos Brett Iv puts the occasion in grieving and was suspended for a long time It was not until 1999 that the Voiles de Saint-Tropez took up the light which had never been stifled. What’s more, similar to enchantment, the pre-winter by and by reveals its insight into Mylar and cotton cruises, the difficulties have sprouted again toward the side of bars and boule parties have continued on the Place des Lices blending Tropezians and mariners from around the globe.

‘The most beautiful racing boats ever built’

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“This fleet of 15-meter [yachts] — they’re arguably the most beautiful racing boats ever built,” Gonzalo Botín, owner of “The Lady Anne,”

America’s Cup water crafts are honestly the absolute most great machines in brandish and skippering one has been compared to guiding a contender stream or driving a Formula One auto. It is an errand left to “superhuman” competitors.

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Why we love Les Voile de St Tropez

St Tropez is a wonderful piece of the world and brimming with delightful yachts and ‘lovely individuals’! You will be shocked by the visual display of such a large number of great yachts; the works of art, the Walleys and the best end present day racers all together in one regatta.

Find more information in the official website: http://www.lesvoilesdesaint-tropez.fr/