The SNST : A big family
The yacht club "Société Nautique" organizes the "Aoûtienne" sailing regatta.
Two days of competition with 50 sailing ships.
Each year, during two days, the sailing race l’Aoûtienne-Trophy Robert Pourchet gathers sea lovers and members of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez with a chilled-out atmosphere (the opportunity to exercise before one of the biggest event of the year Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez), for the greater pleasure of the tourists and the sailors.
This summer event will start on the 24th of August with a classic regatta race made up of twenty to thirty salling boats.
On the 25th of August, sailors will compete against others in a single paddle event in the bay of Les Canoubiers, followed by a friendly lunch at the sailing school. A great opportunity to combine physical effort and pleasure of the table!
After that, winners of the regatta will be awarded prizes by Mr. Jean-Pierre Tuveri, mayor of Saint-Tropez.
A little background…
For more that eighteen year, Mr. Robert Pourchet, member of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, created the sailing regatta Pourchet Trophy, a sailing race of thirty sailing boats.
Right after a convivial lunch around a tasty paella on saturday, boats went out to the Gulf odf Saint-Tropez for the first afternoon of the competition.
They played a second round on Sunday afternoon in order to be able to establish a rakink list for the two days. Once this has been achieved, the competition was ended by the awards ceremony, which awarded winners (as well as non-winners!) with a symbolic prize.
As a result, it’s been a tradition for the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez to perpetuate the Pourchet and the story of Mr. Robert Pourchet and his family.
« We had to change some principles of the Pourchet, withoutabandoning the values of Mr. and Mrs. Pourchet and their child » said André Beaufils, CEO of the SNST.
Events organized by the SNST
The Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez organizes a number of nautic activities, including the famous Voiles de Saint-Tropez (21st edition this year), one of the most important event in Saint-Tropez.
Also, it includes the Hydrocontest, a unique contest dedicated to the energy effeciency of mautic maritime transport means. During ten days, students in engineering and architecture from all around the world will work on sustainable projects, turning the city into a “Laboratory of boats of the future”