St Tropez, France
Beginning of October
Starting out in 1981 as La Nioulargue, Les Voiles de St Tropez is a spectacular yachting rendezvous held annually at the end of the Mediterranean's regatta season.
In early autumn, the week-long regatta brings together more than 300 of the world’s most beautiful classic and modern sailing yachts. Invited by the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, the yachts come not only to race against the stunning backdrop of St Tropez but to enjoy its incomparable atmosphere.
Sailing and racing enthusiasts come from around the world to face the competition, with the Rolex Trophy awarded to the winner of the classic division, the BMW Trophy awarded to the winner of the Wally class and the Trophy Group Edmond de Rothschild awarded to the winner of the IRC class.
With a limit of 300 entries, Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez is open to yachts measuring over nine metres in length. The race is usually made up of coastal courses in the Bay of St Tropez, with the modern yachts racing for five days and the classic yachts racing for only four days.
Those interested in competing in the event are able to do so as part of a regatta charter, while those who prefer watching the action from the sidelines can arrange a spectator charter. For more details, speak to your preferred charter broker.
Some of the world's most stunning yachts flock to this beautiful part of the world to create a visual spectacle...
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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.