The idea of launching the Trophée Bailli de Suffren came from Henri Christian Schroeder and Christian Benoit who thus founded the Mare Nostrum Racing Club.
This event is a tribute to the Bailli de Suffren de Saint-Tropez, Vice Admiral of the French Royal Navy under King Louis XVI, Captain of the fleet and the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta.
Le Bailli de Suffren Trophy remains under the aegis of the founding yachts such Analia, Lelantina, Moonbeam III, Orion, Owl, Susanna II, Veronica, Volterra and also under the aegis of the French Sailing Federation (FFV), the Federazione Italiana di Vela (FIV), the Malta Sailing Federation (MSF), the Yacht Club de France (YCF), the French Association of Traditional Yachts (AFYT) and the National Union for Offshore Racing ( UNCL).
PRINCIPLES OF THE EVENT :
This is a cruising race of about 580 nautical miles between Saint-Tropez and Malta with stops in Sardinia and Sicily. It is also a “gentlemen’s race”, competition must remain friendly between these exceptional boats. The event is open to classic yachts or Spirit of Tradition (habitable) over 11 meters. There must be at least 3 competing boats in each class.
RANKINGS AND PRIZES:
– The “Sword of Honor of Admiral Satan” reserved for Traditional yachts – Prizes for each of the classes represented; vintage yachts, classic, and Spirit of Tradition – Award from the City of Saint-Tropez for combined classes for the whole event for the best ratio of time on time. – Prize Yacht Club de France, – Status Prize – Elegance Prize – Fair Play Award – Art of Living Award – Prize “Phocea Cup” (Challenges) – Regular prize.
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