St Tropez, France
29 Sep - 7 Oct 2018
Marking the end of the Mediterranean yachting season, Les Voiles de Saint Tropez will be back on 29th September 2018 for its 20th edition.
Throughout the seven-day meet, a beautiful fleet of both modern, classic and Wally yachts will compete in a series of sailing courses off the French Riviera coast for the coveted Rolex Trophy.
Among the traditional yachts competing will be a selection from the iconic J Class fleet. The racing fixture will be the final of four major meets of an international, points-based championship for the fleet, taking place throughout 2018.
Nine of the sublime J Class yachts are still racing today, including the 39m/128ft charter yacht ENDEAVOUR, the 37m/120ft charter yacht ‘Shamrock V’ and the 40m/131ft charter yacht RAINBOW, and it’s hoped as many as possible will be able to make the Mediterranean fixture.
Celebrating its 20th year, the 2018 regatta will not be alone in marking a special milestone. A fleet of fabulous Fife yachts, which sport the world-famous dragon, will be welcomed at the event to commemorate the yard's 130th anniversary.
Plus, there will be the introduction of a new ‘Big Spirit of Tradition’ class in which a fleet of eight to 10 big neo-classic boats which will race together.
There is much to look forward to at the upcoming St Tropez sailing fixture. To be there as part of a private yacht charter or to compete as part of a regatta charter, get in touch with your preferred charter broker.
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A hedonistic haven of elegance embodying the charm of Mediterranean village life and the iridescent glamour of the Côte d’Azur, St Tropez is as iconic as it is captivating. Peppered with exclusive restaurants, designer boutiques and pastel painted houses that line the cobble stone streets, the town has long attracted the world’s elite with its atmospheric and unabashed extravagance.
One of the most high profile locations for yacht charter, the French Riviera is the ultimate destination to see and be seen. With spectacular coastlines, stunning beaches and exquisite cuisine, the French Riviera exudes sophistication, offering a variety of indulgent attractions which lures visitors back time and again.