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  • Day 1 - Arrival

    SUNDAY

    September 29th

    Experience Saint-Tropez

    Imagine the charm of Saint-Tropez, where crystal-clear waters border streets shaded by palm trees. The air carries the scent of pine trees, and lively chatter fills coffee shops and bars. Transport awaits at Nice Airport, promising a 90-minute journey to Saint-Tropez. Upon arrival, unwind in your room or explore a day of maritime marvels.

    Modern and Traditional

    Witness classic yachts gracefully entering the Saint-Tropez harbour for an iconic regatta. This timeless ballet on the water is a perfect symbiosis of elegance and passion. Over 250 of the world’s most dazzling yachts participate in this grand maxi regatta.

    Evening grandeur

    As evening falls, the Race Village awaits your presence. Live music enhances the atmosphere from 6:30 PM onwards, inviting you to immerse yourself in the revelry. When the time is right, our hotel, a leisurely stroll away, awaits your retreat. This marks the beginning of an adventure filled with promises. Ignite your passion in this vibrant, unforgettable experience!

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    Day 2 - Training Day

    monday

    September 30th

    Morning preparations

    The day kicks off with a substantial breakfast, setting the scene for the upcoming adventures. In the lively harbour, a sense of anticipation fills the air as classic yachts, powerful Maxis, and various racing series converge, creating a vibrant maritime tableau.

    Nautical activities and racing highlights

    The pace of the day allows for a leisurely exploration of our yacht and practice manoeuvres on the open sea. A well-deserved break follows, with a snack and a refreshing dip in the clear Mediterranean waters. The highlight is the grand race day for the Maxi and modern yachts, witnessing their spirited competition and palpable energy as they race past.

    Tradition and evening celebration

    Amidst the excitement, we sail back to the historic port of Saint-Tropez. Depending on our return time, there’s an opportunity to participate in the maritime tradition of “Splice the Mainbrace,” raising our glasses to shared experiences. Approaching evening, the waterfront comes alive with live music, adding a captivating touch to the warm summer evening in Saint-Tropez.

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    Noblesse Yachts

    Day 3 - First Race Day

    tuesday

    October 1st

    Daybreak and preparations

    Today brings an exciting day of racing. After a restful night and a hearty breakfast, you’ll board your yacht, wearing matching crew uniforms to foster unity. Alongside the skipper and crew, strategies are crafted, considering wind conditions and ensuring sails are meticulously prepared.

    Sailing in grandeur

    With cannons roaring and bagpipes playing, the majestic procession of yachts sets sail. Les Voiles des Saint-Tropez comes to life as Maxis, modern yachts, and classics like Hallowe’en and Mariska unite. Among them is the yacht Manitou, a 1937 masterpiece with a rich history, known as ‘The Floating White House’ during John F. Kennedy’s time.

    Thrills of the race and afternoon leisure

    Returning to the race, enjoy the three-hour competition with the sea breeze and warm sun. Delectable sandwiches and refreshing beverages are provided during the race. Afterwards, the afternoon is yours to explore the bustling harbour, soak in the lively atmosphere, or relax on the beach. Optionally, join a Sardinade evening celebration with live music, offering a chance to connect with fellow sailing enthusiasts and reflect on the day’s adventures.

    Bagpiper Moonbeam Saint Tropez

    Day 4 - Second Race Day

    wednesday

    October 2nd

    Competition and spectacle

    Similar to the previous day, we set sail from the harbour amidst a lively scene. Onlookers on the pier, as always, applaud as the yachts gracefully pass by, heading toward the open sea. The start is a competitive endeavour that demands skill and precision. Managing the sails and navigating the vast waterlines requires finesse.

    A day of racing

    Harmony Witness classic yachts gracefully entering the Saint-Tropez harbour for an iconic regatta. This timeless ballet is a fusion of elegance. The esteemed Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, embracing modern vessels since 2023, spotlights the “Maxis” – majestic giants spanning 80 feet or more. Over 250 of the world’s most dazzling yachts participate in this grand maxi regatta.

    Evening activities

    At 6 PM, the Boules Competition at the North Sails Party adds excitement. Following the competition, live music fills the air, creating an ambience for fellowship and celebration. It’s a time to deepen connections with fellow sailing enthusiasts under the starlit sky, reliving the day’s events.

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    Noblesse Yachts

    Day 5 - Third Race Day

    thursday

    October 3rd

    Challenge Day

    Thursday in Saint Tropez marks Challenge Day, a tradition honouring the origins of Les Voiles, where crews engage in spirited duels on the Nioulargue course with two or more boats, driven by the thrill of competition. The history of Challenge Day begins in the early 1980s, when sailors Jean Laurain and Dick Jayson sparked a competition during a casual chat in a local bar, leading to the birth of La Nioulargue and, ultimately, Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez. The day has become Challenge Day, where boats challenge each other to friendly races.

    Special Highlight: The crew parade

    The day includes the optional Crew Parade at 6:30 PM in the Regatta Village. Crews dance and sing, led by musicians. The winner receives the Bertaud Belieu Vineyard prize, announced at the Voiles de Saint-Tropez prize-giving ceremony. The evening draws to a close with vibrant music and animated conversations, a fitting conclusion to a day filled with memorable events and shared experiences.

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    Skipper

    Day 6 - Fourth Race Day

    friday

    October 4th

    The Grand Finale: Maxi Yachts at their best

    Friday at the Voiles de Saint-Tropez starts with breakfast, anticipating another day in this idyllic setting. The focus shifts to the grand finale of the Maxi Yachts, concluding a week that has elevated Saint Tropez to the second-largest Maxi meet globally. For admirers of classic yachts, watching these racing vessels showcase their skills on challenging courses is a stirring spectacle. Today follows the traditional regatta schedule, featuring the Rolex Trophy.

    The Rolex Trophy

    The Rolex Trophy is a tribute to Rolex’s enduring affiliation with sailing, awarded to the winner of the Classic Yacht category since 2006. Over time, it has become one of the most esteemed accolades at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez.

    An evening of memories

    As the sun sets, the evening in the Regatta Village comes alive with the beats of a DJ from 6:30 PM, creating an inviting atmosphere for live music and celebration. It’s a poignant moment as our time in Saint-Tropez nears its end, reflecting on the vibrant memories created during this extraordinary week.

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    Noblesse Yachts

    Day 7 - Fifth and Final Race Day

    saturday

    October 5th

    A symphony of elegance 

    On the final day of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, sailors prepare for the last race amid cannon fire, bagpipes, and sea shanties. The fleet sets sail into azure waters, including Hallowe’en, crafted by William Fife for victory. The competition is intense, and our goal is to lead among Fife yachts Tuiga and Lady Anne.

    A week to remember

    The week concludes with a sense of accomplishment as we cross the finish line. Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, with its quarter-century reputation, showcased thrilling races under ideal conditions. Sailboats of various sizes and designs raced to their peak abilities.

    Celebration and farewell

    Evening festivities include a photo competition, prize giving, live music, and a party from 6:30 PM. Sailors celebrate late into the night, cherishing memories of the ocean, billowing sails, refreshing spray, and laughter. These moments will linger until the captivating edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez returns next year.

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    Noblesse Yachts

    Day 8 - Departure

    SUNDAY

    October 6th

    The Awards ceremony

    Under the Saint-Tropez sun, surrounded by the Gulf of Saint Tropez, diverse sailors from around the world have gathered, fostering bonds in this unique, passionate atmosphere. Scheduled for 11 AM, the awards ceremony marks the end of intense competition. We await the victors with pride and a sense of accomplishment.

    A farewell

    For those leaving today, consider afternoon flights to savor this occasion fully. Rest assured, we are committed to ensuring your timely departure. As we part ways, our gratitude for shared experiences is extended. This is not a final farewell but a sincere ‘Bon voyage!’ until we meet again. For those with time, consider extending your stay for one more day, delving further into the allure of Saint-Tropez. It’s a splendid way to prolong the enchantment of your visit.

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    Noblesse Yachts
  • Morning

    Saint-Tropez Awaits

    Arrive at the harbor

    As the sun rises on the horizon, our yacht eagerly awaits the sail. We can arrange airport or hotel pick-up for your convenience, transporting you directly to the marina. Join your fellow sailors there, perhaps savouring a fresh croissant at a café or anticipating the day ahead. As the crew gathers at the yacht, you have the opportunity to assist with preparations, acquaint yourself with the skipper, receive safety instructions, and learn some basic manoeuvres. The crew will also guide you on how you can contribute to the racing if you’re interested.

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    Afternoon

    Push Your Limits

    Sail to victory

    Set sail and embrace the thrill of the open sea as we embark on an exhilarating voyage with our classic yacht. The sea welcomes you to choose your level of involvement – whether you want to be hands-on, feeling the rush of the wind in the sails, or prefer to unwind and soak in the breathtaking spectacle. During the heart-pounding race, our vessel offers a tempting array of snacks and refreshments, ensuring you’re fueled for the day’s excitement.

     

    Crossing the finish line at full sail and top speed, we return to the marina, crew uniforms adorned, ready to celebrate the age-old maritime tradition of ‘Splice the Mainbrace.’ Enjoy a premium Oliva cigar, a complimentary delight, and, if you wish, indulge in the finest rum. This is your opportunity to be part of a maritime adventure where passion and determination carry us, marked by unforgettable memories at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez.

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    Evening

    Maritime Celebration

    Saint-Tropez by night

    As the sun sets, the evening evolves into a gathering where you’re warmly invited to stay as long as your heart desires. But for those not yet ready to say goodbye, the adventure continues. Extend your stay in one of our prestigious partner hotels or opt for another exhilarating day of maritime exploits. This is your opportunity to fully embrace Saint-Tropez’s vibrant nightlife.

     

    Explore the charming streets, teeming with bars and eateries, or venture into the lively La Quai district, a treasure trove of nightclubs and cocktail bars. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of the clubs along the Paseo Marítimo. Whatever your heart desires, Saint-Tropez’s nightlife guarantees an unforgettable experience.

    Golf und Regatta Day 4

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