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". From September 24 to October 1, 2022, the event welcomes all classic boats, with no size limit, and modern boats, up to 18m28. Then from 02 to 08 October 2022, place for large modern units and multihulls. Start of the festivities with the arrival of the Autumn Cup on Sunday, September 25 !
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