St Tropez, France
29 Sep - 6 Oct 2019
More than 300 yachts and close to 4,000 sailors will gather in the French Riviera at the end of September for the annual sailing regatta, Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez.
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez’s unique combination of competition, sportsmanship and conviviality attracts crews, owners and spectators from across the globe for an action-packed programme of thrilling racing and lively on-land social events.
St Tropez forms the perfect setting for the long-running regatta, which celebrates sailing in all its guises. Every year a beautiful fleet of modern, classic and Wally yachts show up to compete in a series of sailing courses marked out in the beautiful Gulf of Tropez.
There is no other regatta in the world which manages to attract such a varied fleet of sailing yachts and the competitors’ ultimate aim is to take home the Rolex Trophy. The coveted prize will be presented to the winning crew in an unmissable ceremony on the final day of the regatta.
At last year’s special 20th anniversary edition, the ‘Small Sails’ or ‘Petites Voiles’ – for sailors aged from six to 12 years - was launched and is expected to make a return in 2019.
There will also be a number of other classes marking by-gone eras of sailing. For example, last year celebrated the 130th anniversary of the Dragons, a legendary series built by Scottish yacht designer William Fife.