In 2018, the Voiles de Saint Tropez had their 20th edition.
In 2018, the Voiles de Saint Tropez had their 20th edition. This legendary reunion unites classical sailing ships and modern boats, offering a stunning show for those who come to the event. Since 2014, CNB yacht builders’ team organises a regatta dedicated to CNB yacht owners. This year, three Bordeaux 60
, a CNB 66
, a CNB 76
and a CNB 77
(one-off) joined for this friendly race.
4th October 2018 was a day with two types of weather: it was calm in the morning and windy in the afternoon, but both enjoyed the beautiful Mediterranean sun. Ideal weather for a sporty and fun course!
Contestants were highly motivated by the challenge. Each crew made its tactical choice to reach the windward buoy: tacking along the coast to limit wave effects, others chose to head to the open seas to avoid too much tacking. Whatever their choices, the boats seemed extremely comfortable on the water. Going down to the finish line was agreeable and more relaxing than the upwind tack. All the CNB yachts met up at the finish line in a friendly atmosphere.
To end the day, the CNB yacht builders' team invited the crews to a convivial evening with cocktails on the roof top of the Hôtel de Paris. Between two songs from the orchestra, Vincent took the microphone to go over the day and announce the rankings of this great regatta.