A friendly sporting occasion: the Challenge Interclubs
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Seeing the peaceful waters of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez come alive with dozens of colourful sails is always a treat. Four weekends a year, the four nautical clubs of the Gulf compete in two regattas. On February 12th and 13th, the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez will host the festivities and the competition ...
A challenging sporting competition
The Club Nautique de Saint-Raphaël, the International Yacht Club de Port-Grimaud, the Club Nautique de Sainte Maxime and the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez have been competing on an annual basis since the creation of the Challenge Interclubs, almost thirty years ago. More than 60 boats compete in this event, including at least 25 on each weekend. In the end, an Osiris and an IRC rating system are established so that different designs can race together, thereby providing a level playing field for the magnificent craft. Of course, the Challenge ends with a great festive and convivial evening organised in turn by each of the four clubs.
In February in Saint-Tropez
Although it doesn’t provide quite the same level of euphoria as Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, the Challenge Interclubs is a special occasion in the town’s calendar. This year, the weekend of February 12th and 13th will provide plenty of maritime excitement for our picturesque Provençal port. The quays are already buzzing with conversation as the latest information on the crews is shared and the relative merits of each craft are compared. The spectacle is superb as these majestic sailboats provide us with colour and excitement. Whether you are passionate about sailing or a complete neophyte, you’re sure to appreciate the relaxed and festive atmosphere of this fun-filled sporting occasion!
Saint-Tropez is not just a summer seaside resort. Throughout the year, it hosts many cultural and sporting events that bring together its inhabitants as well as visitors from afar. Come and experience this conviviality during the Challenge Interclubs!
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