2020 EDITION OF THE VOILES DE ST.TROPEZ : CONFIRMED !
Despite the pandemic situation, the travel restraints and the many health protection requirements, the 2020 edition of the Voiles de de Saint-Tropez has been confirmed. The Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, Saint-Tropez town and all sponsors involved have worked hard to guarantee all necessary sanitary measures to maintain even this year the flagship Tropezian autumnal event.
For the first time the event will take place in a different format, enrolled over a period of two weeks time – from September 26 to October 9. The 22nd edition of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez is preparing to welcome a fleet of around 200 of the most beautiful classic and modern vessels in the world. Compared to the previous years, the figures involved in the event are down by a third.
Differently from the last editions, no Centenary Cup will take place as the quarantine measures in place between France and Switzerland do not allow the organisers to ensure the smooth running of this race.
Originally the Centenary Cup has been organised in collaboration with the Gstaad Yacht Club as part of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez since 2011. It is a regatta open to vessels over one hundred years old. The original format of this race, which is usually one of the highlights of the Challenge Day, is to give staggered starts to the participating boats according to their speed potential, so that the first boat to cross the line is the winner.
The Program of the 2020 edition is the following:
Week 1: The Voiles de Saint-Tropez
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September: registration for boats up to 20 meters (except for certain classes)
Monday 28th September: racing for modern yachts
Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th September, Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd October: racing for modern yachts and classic yachts Thursday 1st October: Challenge Day Saturday 3rd October: prize giving (week 1)
Week 2: The Voiles Super Boats
Sunday 4th and Monday 5th October: big boat registration (Wally, IRCA, Maxi yachts, big Classic, big Schooner)
Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th, Friday 9th October: big boat racing Friday
9th October: prize giving (week 2)
We are happy and excited to finally comunicate to the yachting entities that this internationally recognised event will take place. It is one of the only events that, despite the strong and global sanitary crisis, resisted and fought to be carried out. A special thanks goes to the organisers, to the town of St. Tropez, and to all the sponsors involved.
Ingrid Pichardie Lammens