LES VOILES DE SAINT TROPEZ 2023: AN EDITION NOT TO BE MISSED!
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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez is an unmissable event for sailing enthusiasts, bringing together Tropezians and visitors from around the world. This remarkable event stands out for its combination of classic yachts and state-of-the-art boats. Over a period of two weeks every September, the most exquisite vessels participate in an extraordinary race amidst the stunning backdrop of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
As an insider's tip, Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez is also a time of celebration, featuring a variety of events accessible to the general public. During your stay at Lou Pinet, immerse yourself in the pinnacle of the season and fully experience this remarkable event. Our teams will be delighted to assist you in arranging your visit to Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, one of the most renowned events in the region, taking place from September 29 to October 8, 2023. This 25th-anniversary edition promises to be exceptionally captivating and full of excitement!
THE HISTORY OF LES VOILES DE SAINT-TROPEZ
The history of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez traces back to September 29, 1981, with a humble yet significant challenge. It all started when the sailboat Pride issued a challenge to the 12-meter Ikra, embarking on a course from the village of Saint-Tropez to Pampelonne beach, passing through the Nioulargo. This inaugural event paved the way for the following year, when the 12-meter Ikra sought its revenge, joined by other participating boats in this burgeoning competition. Since then, every year, the most remarkable sailing vessels in the world gather in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez to engage in a thrilling contest of skill and camaraderie. Week 1 features traditional boats, while week 2 showcases modern maxi yachts, fostering an ambiance of both competition and conviviality.
LES VOILES DE SAINT-TROPEZ SCHEDULE
The course of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez can vary from day to day, depending on weather conditions. Generally, the course area for traditional sailing yachts runs from the Gulf of Saint-Tropez to Cannes. The course for modern yachts is between La Moutte, Les Salins (exit from the Gulf of Saint-Tropez) off Pampelonne, and as far as Cavalaire if conditions allow.
You can have the authentic skipper experience with utmost convenience. The team at Lou Pinet is ready to assist you by providing information about various service providers who offer the opportunity to join a boat and witness the race up close. To eliminate the need for car travel, our hotel offers a valet cab service that will transport you to and from the hotel, ensuring a hassle-free experience. We can also provide a curated list of restaurants in town, so you can simply savor this extraordinary day in the company of top athletes.
Apart from the thrilling races, Saint-Tropez hosts a diverse range of events and parties that are open to the public each day. As the races conclude and the sun begins to set, indulge in the vibrant atmosphere with live music and DJ sets that will entice you to dance the night away.
THE 2023 EDITION OF LES VOILES DE SAINT-TROPEZ: NEW FORMULA AND NEW DATES
This year, Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez returns with an exceptional edition, from September 29 to October 8, 2023, to celebrate its 25th anniversary. An invigorating new formula awaits over 250 of the world's most magnificent Maxis, Modern and Classic yachts.
A major new feature of this year's event is the inauguration of the regattas by the superyacht fleet on the first Sunday, October 1. This configuration will enable the public, particularly on the opening weekend, to watch the Maxis train and witness spectacular regattas between the most incredible racing monohulls, measuring over 18.28 meters and led by renowned international crews. The regattas will starts and end in front of the village of Saint-Tropez. The majestic sea giants will partake in a customized schedule during the event. On Sunday, they will sail solo in the race, followed by sailing in tandem with the Modern yacht fleet on Monday. From Tuesday to Friday, the entire fleet, including the classic yachts, will grace the seas together. This remarkable gathering of exquisite naval masterpieces, spanning over a century of history, has been a highly anticipated request for multiple editions.
Starting on Sunday, October 1, the Voiliers de Tradition will make their way to Saint-Tropez to participate in the renowned "Coupe d'Automne du Yacht Club de France." On Monday, October 2, the Modern fleet will commence their series of races, featuring a flexible program that adapts to varying weather conditions. This is made possible by an "agile" race committee system utilizing autonomous geo-positionable electric buoys, transmitting information to competitors electronically. The pinnacle of the spectacle arrives on Tuesday with the arrival of the Classic yachts, bringing all the fleets together on the same stretch of water.
The Challenge Day for Modern and Classic yachts is set for Thursday, October 5, encompassing a combination of activities both on the water and ashore. This promises a captivating and exhilarating experience for participants and spectators alike.
2023 schedule for Les Voiles de Saint Tropez
Friday September 29: (early afternoon) Maxis welcome
Saturday, September 30: Maxis, Classic and Modern yachts welcome.
Sunday, October 1: regattas for Maxis,
Classic and Modern yachts welcome
Monday, October 2: regattas for Maxis and Modern yachts
Tuesday, October 3: regattas for all fleets
Wednesday, October 4: regattas for Modern and Classic yachts
Day Off, Maxis Club 55 Cup and Challenges for Maxis
Thursday, October 5: Challenge Day and Club 55 Cup for Modern and Classic yachts, regattas for Maxis
Friday, October 6: regattas for all fleets,
Prize-giving ceremony for Maxis
Saturday, October 7: regattas for Modern and Classic yachts,
Sunday, October 8: Prize-giving ceremony for Modern and Classic yachts
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