One of the most eagerly anticipated sailing regattas, Les Voiles de St Tropez, is all set to take place from September 28 through October 6.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the regatta is the most important sailing event in St Tropez, attracting crews, yacht owners, and spectators from across the globe for an action-packed programme of spectacular racing and lively events onshore. Spanning eight fabulous days, Les Voiles de St Tropez is a not-to-miss event.
The Les Voiles de St Tropez is the main event for the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, which sees a showcase of sailing yachts compete in a series of courses around the stunning Gulf of Tropez for the opportunity to win the coveted Rolex Trophy. This year, the event will play host to 300 of the world’s finest classic and modern boats, offering a truly spectacular showcase for yacht enthusiasts, as well as those would like to enjoy the regatta’s glamorous atmosphere.
Exciting highlights for Les Voiles de St Tropez
In celebration of the event’s 20th anniversary, this year’s regatta will feature a number of exciting highlights, including playing host to large schooners promoted by the new International Schooner Association. It will be the first time this circuit has existed, and Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez will be the only French leg and the last event on the programme.
In addition, for the first time this year the International Maxi Association is adding a new event to its official schedule, the Mediterranean Maxi Inshore Challenge, which comprises five meetings set to round-off the regatta in style.
Social fun onshore at the Village
Fun onshore for this year’s event will once again focus around the “the Village,” which has been totally revamped in celebration of Les Voiles de St Tropez’s 20th anniversary. Open to all, this stunning area is designed to be the beating heart of Les Voiles de St Tropez’s onshore activity.
The Village will be set up behind the Harbour Master’s Office, offering stunning panoramic views across the race zone and port. Embracing this year’s theme of a boat’s interior, the Village will offer a sense of intimacy, ensuring a fabulous experience for all.
Les Voiles de St Tropez clothing now available
Partnering with Les Voiles De St Tropez on the regatta’s official clothing line this year is North Sails. The Italian clothing brand is creating what is bound to be a coveted and exclusive collection of apparel for men, women, and children.
Each item of the official Les Voiles de St Tropez clothing line is inspired by the “Tropezien” spirit of the regatta, and will feature ultra-chic sportswear in blue, white, and red. The collection is available to purchase now in a selection of boutiques, including in select pret-a-porter boutiques and in several sections of Les Galeries Lafayette.
So, whether you plan to be on the water or enjoying the myriad of onshore social activities, be sure to mark your diaries for one of St Tropez’s most exciting and glamorous events, the Les Voiles de St Tropez!
For all the details on this spectacular regatta, visit lesvoilesdesaint-tropez.fr