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SailGP madness returns to Saint-Tropez

Categories : Saint-Tropez, published on : 8/1/23

Chasing speed records and seeming to fly over the water thanks to their foils, catamarans representing ten nations compete in a majestic ballet. Come and thrill to the sporting excitement of the SailGP de Saint-Tropez during your stay at the Hotel La Bastide de Saint-Tropez on September 9th and 10th.


What is SailGP?

Created in 2019, the SailGP is an international competition featuring high performance F50 catamarans vying for supremacy. Originally, it included just 5 events, but now, in 2023, 12 challenges await sailors in famous locations such as Los Angeles, Auckland and, of course, Saint-Tropez. For a weekend, identical F50 catamarans, packed with technological innovations, challenge each other in short, intense and spectacular regattas. The French crew recently broke the speed record, coming close to 54 knots in the race. That’s almost 100 km / h!


Admire the sailing skills of dedicated competitors

The Gulf of Saint-Tropez lends itself admirably to regattas and sailing competitions as it’s a natural setting where it’s easy and pleasurable to watch the action unfold. For the SailGP, the breakwater will be open to spectators, who will also benefit from a grandstand and a VIP area with catering. To experience the races as up close as possible, you can board a boat and go within the exclusion zone if you have the appropriate pass. Then, you can watch the action just 50 metres from the catamarans. You will find all the information about the event, including booking, on the event website, or the Bastide de Saint-Tropez team can guide you.


In September, Saint-Tropez gradually slows down its summer activity, but the town still has plenty to offer, especially during events such as the SailGP. Sailing enthusiasts and casual spectators alike will be fascinated by this dazzling spectacle. Book your stay at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez today! 


Photo: Calzada

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