Les Voiles de St Tropez Classic Yacht Regatta - Yacht Charter Opportunities

Charter a yacht to view the Voiles St Tropez Regatta

Charter a Yacht or Spectator Boat for the Voiles de St Tropez Regatta

About the Voiles St Tropez Regatta | Chartering a Yacht at the Voiles St Tropez | Crewing Aboard a Racing Yacht | More information

2017 Regatta dates - 30 September 2017 - 8 October 2017

About the Voiles de St Tropez Regatta

Les Voiles de St Tropez Regatta is the closing event of the summer season in St Tropez and the Riviera a whole. Over 300 of the most amazing sailing yachts from all over the world - classic and modern - plus 3500 crew, unite in St Tropez for a week of racing and festivities. The event takes place during the first week in October. You can charter a yacht to view the Voiles St Tropez races, sailing among some of the most beautiful yachts in the world, or to actually crew on one of these yachts (space permitting).

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The entire port of St Tropez is filled for the week with classic sailing yachts - a spectator sport in and of itself. Sailing enthusiasts walk the port just gawking at the beauty of these yachts, and then take a spectator boat out on the water to watch the numerous races. The air is festive all day and late into the evening.

There are several classes of races - Traditional, Modern, "Esprit de Tradition" (modernized traditional yachts), Wally and 12 Meter America's Cup Yachts. You will see J-Class, Maxi's, Swans - pretty much all of the world's most amazing racing yachts.

La Grande Classe Trophy, an invitation-only event for the most distinguished classic yachts, was created in 2004 and is held on Thursday. It brings together the most beautiful traditional racers in the spirit of the old English regattas.

See also our Classic Yachts for Charter on the French Riviera

Chartering a Yacht to View the Voiles de St Tropez

If you would like to charter a motor, sail or even a RIB to see the races up close and enjoy the festivities, feel free to contact us. We have many boats available of all sizes and can find the right one for your needs.

See our selection of our St Tropez Charter Yachts

Crewing on a Racing Yacht for the Voiles de St Tropez

A view of the regatta from the yacht during the Voiles de St Tropez

Some of the yachts in the race will charter their boat out to groups who dream to be part the crew in a major regatta. Your group will intermingle with the actual crew, helping in any of the aresa of the race where you have particular skills. You attend the morning meetings, discuss strategy, and man your positions during the race. Even if you are novices, you will still learn to help raise and trim the sails, and of course help with the cleanup at the end of the day (before the obligatory happy hour).

If you're interested in getting the thrill of racing first hand, contact us and we'll suggest boats who will charter to you as working crew. (Please note, these opportunities are extremely limited, so please contact us well in advance of the race)

A Picture Gallery of "A Day in the Life" of the Voiles de St Tropez

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Morning Preparations in the Old Port

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Pre race warm-ups

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Sails everywhere on the Golfe of St Tropez

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Spectator boats mingling with contestants

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The race starts!

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Gennakers flying on the first leg

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Returning to port late afternoon

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Happy Hour Celebrations!

More information

If you would like information on the Voiles de St Tropez, please contact us! Click here to see our yachts for charter in St Tropez or information about also visiting Club 55 and Pampelonne Beach to make your St Tropez stay complete. We also have an article about performance yacht charter to give you more information about the "thrill of sailing".

For further information about yacht charter or the French Riviera, click on the buttons below:

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French Riviera Yacht Charter Club 55 and Pampelonne Beach

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