Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2020. Stay on course5 May 2020
In agreement with the French Sailing Federation and in accordance with government directives, the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez confirms the following plans for the 2020 edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, for modern and classic boats (from September 26th to October 10th).
At this stage, and taking into account the information available, the organisers are working on a number of options: a “normal” version with a capacity to welcome 2,500 people at the same time, a reduced version with a capacity of 1,000 people, a restricted version with a capacity of 500, and a version closed to the public.
Despite the situation, requests for participation from competitors are higher than last year at the same period, reflecting a readiness to race. “The signs are that there is a strong demand to participate, which is not surprising in light of the regatta cancelations that have to date marked this season.” Explains Tony Oller, the Director General of the Société Nautique. “The popularity of the Voiles is long standing, and each year there is a waiting list which, for logistical and security reasons, we are often unable to accommodate. It is for this reason that the event is “by invitation”. We may have to do the same this year because of the restrictions that will be imposed on us, particularly with regards to foreign boats and crews. The other question concerns the on-shore organisation, receiving competitors and the public, the village festivities, the crew parade and all the entertainments which could, potentially, be restricted”.
The format of the event will be reviewed monthly, and updates will be issued with the following calendar:
- at the end of May;
- at the end of June;
- at the end of July;
- at the end of August.
This is planned in order to better specify the conditions for welcoming competitors and the public, as well as ensuring the protection and safety of the staff and volunteers involved in the organisation of the event.
For more information and details please visiti the event' website: www.lesvoilesdesaint-tropez.fr
(Source: SNST press office)
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Director General: Tony Oller
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