As summer comes to an end, many Cote d’Azur traditions continue, one of which is Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez.
Held from Friday, September 29th until Sunday, October 8th, this is when some of the world’s most beautiful modern and classic sailing boats race on the Mediterranean Sea in what is one of the most prestigious regattas on the racing circuit to be experienced.
With Saint-Tropez being the ultimate backdrop for a classic sailing yacht regatta, the village has been hosting Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez for over 40 years. In the early days, it was known as La Nioulargue, the annual rendezvous of more traditional, and modern sailing yachts that is held in the bay of Saint-Tropez.
Originally launched in 1981 back when a skipper and owner of two classic yachts raced each other from the foot of the village of Saint-Tropez around the Nioulargo to arrive opposite Club 55 on Pampelonne beach. To this day, it has become an exciting regatta for owners to enjoy the power of over 300 sailing yachts in every size and shape racing across several performance classes.
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, and other classic regattas hosted in some of the world’s favourite cruising grounds, capture the attention of not just yachtsmen and dedicated racing fans, but of owners, their captains, and crew worldwide. The yachts are awe-inspiring is a festival-like atmosphere that surrounds a racing event both on the water and on the quayside, making for an exciting number of days.
If you love glamour, excitement, parties, and of course regattas, Les Voiles de St Tropez is an event you won’t want to miss. This is one of the most extravagant and significant events in the world of yachting with yachtsmen from all over the world competing to be the best. Experience St Tropez’s festive atmosphere, with entertainment, and activities for participants and visitors alike.