St Tropez, France
Thousands of visitors are heading back to Saint Tropez for the 22nd edition of Les Voiles De Saint Tropez.
Spanning over 15 days, Les Voiles De Saint Tropez is a must for all nautical enthusiasts. With multiple races happening throughout the duration of the event, there's something for everyone to see, do and enjoy.
For the 22nd edition this year, there are many features planned to get the entire family involved, some of which are returning attractions which have proved popular assets to one of the most exciting annual events set in the South of France.
With over 300 vessels and more than 4,000 sailors expected to attend the 2021 edition of Les Voiles De Saint Tropez, there will be no shortage of exciting races and impressive crafts to watch in action.
Boats of a variety of categories including futuristic prototypes, maxi yachts and Wally yachts will be showcasing their premium levels of performance among a variety of different courses. With some crafts on display boasting impressive ages of a century or more, there are ample opportunities to see many vessels up close along the docks an indulge in the popular marine village at the same time.
As of the 21st edition back in 2020, the races for Les Voiles De Saint Tropez are separated across two weeks to create a fair and more exciting atmosphere for all racers. Each course has its own characteristics to match different types of vessels so there's plenty for spectators to see.
Week one of the two week event will be dedicated to races for crafts capped at the 23 metre mark. As an example, many of the Wally yachts will compete on a series sailing courses out in the Gulf of Tropez.
After the week of races for the smaller craft, the second week will move on to races for the larger modern crafts who will all compete for the show's coveted prize. Awarded during it's own prize giving ceremony, the coveted Rolex Trophy is the ultimate prize for participants at the event organised by the Nautical Society of St Stropez.
Among all the excitement of the races out on the water, there's still plenty more going on closer to the shore to get everyone in your group involved.
Launched during the 2018 edition, the Petites Voiles, or Small Sails, is the ideal event for younger visitors. Aimed at the 6-12 age group, the children get their turn on the water and they can show off their developing sailing skills.
The crews attending the event love to get just as involved as the visitors and it's not always about the sailing. Forming a walking parade from the harbour master's office down to the far end of the port, the crews of the participating crafts dress to impress in fancy costumes and make their own little performances throughout the route. This light-hearted parade is great fun for all the family with music, dancing and plenty of opportunities to join in with the fun.
To meet up with the exciting 22nd edition of Les Voiles De Saint Tropez, contact your preferred yacht charter broker to check the availability for superyachts in the South of France.
St Tropez, France