Fair play, Loyalty, Sport, Team spirit, Conviviality, Tradition, Modernity, Festivities, Passion, Respect, Protection of the maritime environment.
RENDEZ-VOUS AT SEA
Among the oldest sports nautical clubs in France (the origins of the SNST go back to 1862!), « La Société Nautique de Saint- Tropez » is a dynamic club and organizes many events (regattas, fishing competitions...). Here are some of the regattas:
MARS - LE FESTIVAL ARMEN
Created in 1978 by René Perrier, the ARMEN Festival is an event appreciated by more than 70 saling ships and offers two racing weekends, a ski event and an art event. A very beautiful art exhibition in Saint-Tropez takes place during the week of the Festival.
LES 900 NAUTIQUES
The longest non-stop offshore race in the Mediterranean. This regatta offers two races: one for crews of 900 nautical miles and one for duos and solos 400 miles. The course and the direction of rotation are defined the day before the departure according to the weather conditions. A sport race and a very good training for some professionals or amateurs of Transatlantic races. Note that this event also counts for the IRC Offshore Mediterranean Championship.
MAI - LES DAMES DE SAINT-TROPEZ
Ladies "on board" on the most beautiful yachts of Tradition. Organized by La Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, the Ladies of Saint-Tropez is a regatta by invitation. A unique rendezvous where women take the helm of the most beautiful traditional sailing ships of Mediterranean.The race committee is essentially female. Elegance, charm, sport and good mood at the rendezvous !
JUIN - LA ROLEX GIRAGLIA
Founded in 1952, the Rolex Giraglia is co-organized by the Yacht Club Italiano and La Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez. It is the biggest Mediterranean cruise race with more than 250 boats of 10 different nationalities. A meeting of ultracompetitive sailboats bringing together an international high technology fleet. On the program, a rallying race from San Remo, 3 days of regattas.
SEPTEMBRE-OCTOBRE - LES VOILES DE SAINT-TROPEZ
For 40 years, every year in Saint-Tropez, during the last week of September and the first weekend of October, the most beautiful hulls and the most beautiful rigs of the world are found in the corsair city. In 1999, the Nautical Society of St-Tropez launched the «Voiles de Saint-Tropez» which succeeded the mythical Nioulargue, created in 1981 by Patrice de Colmont. This event, unique in the world is the unmissable event at the end of the season. It brings together the most beautiful yachts of Tradition and sailing boats of the latest technologies. 300 boats and more than 4000 crew members of all nationalities participate in regattas. Great passionate amateurs, sailors and professional skippers meet around the values of sailing and this shared passion and find themselves in the village of Les Voiles sur le Port. Several events in town punctuate this incredible week.
NOVEMBRE - LES VOILES D’AUTOMNE
The route of these races ("bananas") make this event a real competition where the crews are particularly experienced in manoeuvres, especially when the wind is blowing. This event is organized around mid-November, when the weather conditions are not always calm.