Half day to follow the regattas
Every year, the city of Saint-Tropez and the Société Nautique organize the mythical event "Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez". This year : New format since the Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2023 will take place over a week from September 29th of October 08th, 2023. The event welcomes Maxis opening from Sunday October 01st, then regattas with all modern, classic & Maxis be will take place from Monday 02th of October to Saturday 07th of October for all boats combined.
At the end of September 1981, an American couple who had a competition Swan lingered in Saint-Tropez after having competed in the Swan Cup in Porto Cervo. They took part in a few regattas at the SNST, ended up getting to know people and, one fine day, while the owner was talking about his successes in regattas, the 12 Meter Ikra entered the port. Someone then says: “And Ikra, do you think you could beat him?” Immediate response: "Why not, if Ikra accepts the challenge." I run straight away to see Jean Laurain, skipper of Ikra, who agrees to go out for a regatta the next day. This is how it all started, with a slightly crazy challenge between a Swan 44 and a 12 Meter JI!
Recommendations for your trip
- Provide clothing to protect you from the wind or rain
- Provide your picnic for the morning departure
- Don’t forget to bring your camera