The 25th edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez got underway on Friday, with a packed schedule between now and Sunday 8th October.
The boats are gradually trickling through into Saint-Tropez, and whilst the Maxi Yachts will have the gulf to themselves on Sunday, together with a race start off Portalet, by Monday, there will be 250 Modern or Classic sailboats present at the event.
Each day, the Classic yachts will begin proceedings at 11:00, with the Modern yachts taking to the water at 12:30. From Tuesday onwards, the Maxi Yachts, a type of racing yacht at least 70ft in length, will then compete in the waters off Pampelonne.
With the competitions getting underway on Sunday, the teams registered practice laps on Friday, but the Village des Voiles is already open with entertainment being provided in the evenings. The charming Var town is already being transformed by the international sailing event, with great entertainment in store over the course of the coming week.
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez full schedule
Saturday 30th September – Maxi registration (over 18.28m) and Classic and Modern yachts measuring up to 18.28 metres.
Sunday 1st October – regattas for the Maxis, registration of the Classic and Modern yachts measuring up to 18.28 metres.
Monday 2nd October – regattas for the Maxis and the Modern yachts.
Tuesday 3rd October – regattas for the whole fleet.
Wednesday 4th October – regattas for the Modern and Classic yachts Day Off for the Maxis and Club 55 Maxi Cup.
Thursday 5th October – Challenge Day and Club 55 Cup for the Modern and Classic yachts, regattas for the Maxis.
Friday 6th October – regattas for the whole fleet, Prize-giving for the Maxis.
Saturday 7th October – regattas for the Modern and Classic yachts.
Sunday 8th October – Prize-giving for the Modern and Classic yachts.
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Photo credit: Philippe Stanus