Festival ArMeN(Art, Mer et Neige)
From 8 to 17 march 2019
The 42th Edition of Armen Festival will be from the 8th to the 17th of March
Combo of Art-Ski-Sailing
Forty-one years after its launch, the “Festival Armen” (contraction of art, sea and snow) is still a popular event! It gathers no less than 70 boats (modern yachts rated OSIRIS or IRC and sailboats of Tradition) every year, which makes it a major event in the field of sailing race. His principles are:
- A first weekend of regattas on the 9th to 10th of March, 70 sailing yachts will participate. It consists of a journey from SaintTropez to Cavalaire, with a return scheduled the next day.
- On the second weekend of the regattas on the 16th and 17th of March, the competitors will compete around a race in the Gulf of SaintTropez
- On the snow side, two participants per boat will be able to defend their team in skiing (on the 15th of March) on a slalom set up by the Isola 2000 ski school.
When Art meets Sports
Regarding Art, a painting exhibition as well as sculptures will be presented for the entire duration of the Festival (from March 8th to 17th) at Jean Despas Hall in Saint-Tropez. Organized by Cécile de Kock, a well-known sculptor, the exhibition will be the opportunity to discover several other artists as well as the work of sailors related to an environmental theme: "A second live for ocean waste". The work of art has to be necessarily realized by one of the crew members. The rules of the Festival will allow to accumulate some points in the general ranking (combining the three disciplines).
New this year, a theatre show open to all will take place at Jean Despas Hall. Book your seat now!
Partners : DE COLOMBE IMMOBILIER, VIGNOBLE SAINT-TROPEZ, YACHT CLUB DE CAVALAIRE, ISOLA 2000, SUZUKI MARINE.
- Friday 8th of March
9am to 6pm Confirmation of registrations
6pm Opening of the Art exhibition - Jean-Despas Hall
8pm Theatre show at Jean Despas Halle, 1st floor
- Saturday 9th of March
Noon Saint-Tropez – Cavalaire itinerary
7pm Ranking of the day and drink by the Maison de la Mer in Cavalaire
- Sunday 10th of March
8.30am Coffee at Maison de la Mer in Cavalaire
11am Saint-Tropez – Cavalaire itinerary
- Friday 15th of March
2.30pm Ski race in Isola 2000
Mulled wine offert by the tourism Office of Isola 2000 before coming back to Saint-Tropez
- Saturday 16th of March
Noon 3 races
8 pm Crew party at Jean Despas hall (limited access)
- Sunday 17th March
11am 1 race
6pm Awards ceremony
Président de la Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez : Tony OLLER
Président du Comité de Course : Georges KORHEL
Assesseurs : Michele URANDO et Martine DUMAHUT
Président du jury : Jean-André CHERBONEL
Communication : Chloé de BROUWER
Ville de Cavalaire : Mr Le Maire, Philippe LEONELLI
Yacht Club de Cavalaire présidé par Aline OLIVON
Epreuve de Ski : Ecole de ski d’ISOLA 2000
Organisation de l’exposition et de la pièce de Théâtre: Cécile DE KOCK