The end of September sees two of the world’s biggest events overlap on the Côte d’Azur, with the Monaco Yacht Show and Les Voiles de St Tropez showing off the finest super yachts and sailing regattas at the same time. Villa Tropez is a wonderful base to enjoy both of these events and is often booked up in advance so book early if you are interested. And don’t miss the chance to get out on the water yourself with Leopard III or Brigantin II.
The Monaco Yacht Show, September 23–26
Monaco: With the glamorous backdrop of Port Hercules in Monaco since 1991, the Monaco Yacht Show is the only place to admire, board and window-shop over 120 extraordinary one-off superyachts built by the world’s best shipyards. Forty new launches are unveiled in a world premiere for every edition. Along the port, there are not only these 40 new editions being showcased, but also exhibits from 500 world leading luxury yachting companies – superyacht builders, yacht designers, luxury manufacturers and brokerage houses.
Les Voiles de St Tropez Sailing Regatta, September 26–October 3
St Tropez: This week sees the biggest event of the year in St Tropez. Every year at the end of September, Saint Tropez welcomes more than 300 sailing boats into its harbour for the Rolex Les Voiles de St Tropez yacht regatta. Overwhelmingly beautiful maxi-yachts sail into the harbour to race in one of the biggest regattas in the world. This week is an absolute highlight in the world yachting calendar, watching this amazing race and witnessing the finest examples of the most modern, and also the most traditional, sailing boats in the world is breathtaking.
For the past five years the champion maxi-yacht captain and crew of Leopard III – regular champions of the races –have chosen to stay at Villa Tropez for the regatta week. With its convenient location and accommodation for up to 14 guests, the villa offers ample space for the captain and crew as well as to host their own guests while in St Tropez.
Whether competing for line honours in some of the world’s greatest yacht races or offering thrilling charter outings for the discerning corporate client, Leopard III provides an adrenaline-packed voyage for all. The yacht is one of the most stylish and technologically advanced yachts ever to be launched and its multi-faceted role includes exclusive UK, Côte d’Azur and Caribbean yacht charters, thrilling corporate sailing days, as well as top-level racing. Contact Leopard III to book.
Brigantin St Tropez cruises
During Les Voiles de St Tropez, the traditional Brigantin II tour boat has a morning and afternoon departure allowing at least two hours of navigation alongside these beautiful yachts. The price is just 20EUR per person for the half-day event. Bookings in advance is essential to secure places.
Daily cruises: By far the most amazing way to discover the Côte d’Azur and Bay of St Tropez is from the sea. From February to November this is such a wonderful way to discover the beautiful village of St Tropez and surrounds. Sit back and relax aboard the Brigantin II, as the crew takes you on a memorable one-hour guided boat tour. During the cruise you will be shown the old village, the famous beaches and the spectacular millionaire’s bay. With full commentary in English; you will hear the history of St Tropez, see the houses and yachts of celebrities, and be bedazzled by all the glitz surrounding the bay. Sailing close to the coast, there are great photo opportunities.
Chartering the boat/crew: Brigantin II can be chartered out to groups or individuals on an hourly or day rate for anniversaries, marriages, cocktails or ferry services. For more information or to have a detailed quote please contact us.