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    St Tropez Shines In Autumn Light



    Small Sails »tomorrow ... It is a luminous gulf, harmoniously animated by a long residual swell, which today welcomed all of the immense and sumptuous fleet of Voiles de Saint-Tropez. Under a generous sun and a big azure sky, in a south-south-easterly wind going fresh, the three big groups in the running, Wally in front of Pampelonne, Moderns off the beach of Salins, and Classics inside Even from the Gulf, all were able to compete in dream conditions their respective races: bananas for the Wally, and large coastal triangle on the edge of the Gulf for the Classics, while the 5 IRC Modern Groups were taking off. The ability of the various race committees to anticipate the flip-flops offered the sailors all the possibilities to shine, whatever the pace. Jubilee Fife's fanfare launch for the Rolex Trophy!




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    The storm of the day before had, in its virulence, as cleaned the air of the gulf, and the 4,000 sailors of Voiles awoke this morning in the freshness and the limpidity of a renewed atmosphere, favorable to generate for the very many photographers accustomed to the veils, clichés close to the anthology. Stars among the stars, the 20 shots signed by the genius William Fife III began today their singular ballet, as part of the Jubilee Fife for the Rolex Trophy. With the swell hollow in places of more than 1.50 m, was added quickly a small chop in which came to stop the larger units. The 8- and 6-meter Bicycles thus managed to mingle their Aurique or Bermudian rigging for a long time with the elegant hulls of the big cutters. The wind was getting cooler as this still compact fleet was "freezing", to start a long triangle of about twenty miles towards the point of Issambres. All the boats did not fit in the same way with the swell-wave association, and the giant Cambria threw in the towel soon after the start, quickly imitated by Silhouette , the 8m designed by Fife in 1910, and returned to the port repair slight rigging damage.


    The favorites at the rendezvous at the Moderns Full board on the side of the Wally for which the day was particularly optimized with two beautiful rounds off the beaches of Pampelonne. We race in Saint-Tropez in the spirit of yachting, and also for the win, especially among those lords of the Gulf who have chained maneuvering with knives on courses built. The benefits of the day go to Lyra for the first run and Magic Carpet3 for the second. We were expecting a lot of jousting games promised by the IRC C, a group that brings together sailboats of about fifteen meters cut for the race and the performance like the TP 52 and other Swan 50. The favorites are at the rendezvous, and we already notice at the top of the "charts" the British TP 52 Gladiator(Tony Langley) who wins for a handful of seconds against Arobas French Gerard Logel. The winner of this very dense group in quality and quantity (32 boats) will be rewarded with the Edmond de Rothschild Trophy. Weak gaps and jousts very committed also in IRC D, between sailboats of 35 to 40 feet, dominated tonight by the Italian X 35 Foxy Lady (Giuseppe Gambaro).













    The "Small Sails" take place tomorrow WednesdayOne of the great novelties of the 20th edition of the Veil is child-sized: the first of the "Small Sails" will take place tomorrow Wednesday, October 3 at 14h and will compete in Optimist. With the inauguration of the new Pôle Voile Légère, the Nautical Society of Saint-Tropez has given the "the": to the Voiles de Saint-Tropez as elsewhere, it is necessary to prepare the succession and allow the children to forge memories which, more later, will push them to embark in turn on the most beautiful boats in the world, and will bring them back with delight on the water of the Tropez. This is the example that the SNST and its president, Tony Oller, want to show in this 20th edition, by organizing a friendly competition on Optimist entitled "Small Sails" open to the children of the Sailing School and to those of the participants. In the program, a regatta between the Light Sailing Pole of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, located in the Canoubiers Bay, and the port of Saint-Tropez. The fleet, which could gather between 15 and 20 competitors, will leave the cove to come to turn a mark located in the middle of the port, before returning to the pontoons of the nautical center. For the record, this competition is open to children of the Sailing School and those of the participants until the age of 12 years.

    In Brief Daniel Scotto's friends Daniel Scotto Di Perrotolo is more than just a Marseillaise figure. He is in the small world of the construction and renovation of old yachts, a legend. This marine carpenter seems to master the techniques and knowledge in use more than 140 years ago. He, with Marc Frilet and other enthusiasts, presided at the resurrection of the famous Houari Marseillais, Alcyon 1871, which continues to dazzle the sailors and sailors and enthusiasts of these fast sailboats less than 15 meters, hero of a true saga of the late 19th century, when this fleet of sailboats overflowing intensely regatta from Sète to San Remo, fabulous Parisian objects, and already, of a frank and cordial rivalry with the British sailboats. Daniel will be thanked, honored, celebrated, tomorrow dock Jean Jaurès, on the port of Saint-Tropez, from 18 hours by all the skippers and owners with whom he worked.

    They said ... Odile Boye-Carré, photographer"What a sublime day. A real emotion! accustomed to the Sails, I have rarely seen such a sight in the gulf, with that sunken swell which sometimes seemed to engulf the hulls of the boats, and these sheaves of immaculate white foam, when the bows come to strike the wave. A happiness for photographers! "
    Bill Jayson son of Dick Jayson, historic initiator of Nioulargue " It's so good to be here! This first day of Sails was fantastic, with a cocktail of wind conditions, sea, sky and sun absolutely extraordinary. The modern and classic sailing boats have been highlighted in the most magnificent way ... "











    Pierre Paul Heckly, President of the Yacht Club de France from 2008 to 2013, dies. " It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of our friend Pierre-Paul Heckly. The Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez sends its sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. Tony Oller, President of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez Extraordinary Yachts Chinook vs Rowdy ... From its original name Pauline , Chinook is the first of a series of 12 sailboats signed Nathanael Herreshoff which will be born at the dawn of the 20s. Until the thirties, they will know their hour of glory on the east coast of the United States, benefiting from certain facilities throughout the years. Chinookwas built in 1916 at the Herreshoff yard in Bristol, Rhode Island, for a certain Oliver Jenning from New York. After various changes of ownership, its name changed from Pauline , Banshee and Chinook in 1929. Only his now famous mainsail number, NY48, never changed. Chinook sails happily in the Mediterranean, and will face this week another wonder signed Herreshoff, Rowdy , NY 49 rigged in Bermudian sloop.


    Will Falcon be on the Veil? Newcomer to Sails, Falcon , Fife plan built in 1930 in Fairlie at the same time as his sister ship Fulmar, was one of the fastest Class8 MJ yachts of its era. After having sailed for a long time in North America, it was restored at Fairlie in 2011, and now runs in the Mediterranean. The International Gauge, or metre rule, gauge metric, is an international race gauge developed in 1907, to evaluate the performance of racing yachts. At the beginning of the twentieth century, it made it possible to create racing keelboats that could race in real time, provided that certain restrictions were respected. The International Gauge was adopted for the London Olympics in 1908 and until 1936, and for the America's Cup between 1958 and 1987 with the 12 Meter replacing the J-Class that followed the rules of the World Gauge.

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    Separation Of Rig And Boat



    A bit too much pressure removed the rig off one of the competitors in the 2018 Voiles de Saint -Tropez

    Not that anybody seemed to notice, the party rages on in the trendy French Riviera where Le Vie Est Belle!









    Today Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez enjoyed a resolutely sporty atmosphere. Yesterday’s races, fiercely contested on a lovely swell, provided the first indication of the movers and shakers and there were numerous racers this morning on a quest for either confirmation or redemption. As such, the race starts in both the Modern category off Pampelonne, and the Classics in the middle of the gulf, were the subject of some heated exchanges and hence some showstopping action, all the sailors eager to post a solid performance in their bid for a trophy. The youngsters also got a chance to have their first play-off within the Petites Voiles tournament in Saint Tropez today. And so, at the midway mark in this beautiful, timeless week of yachting, Thursday will be dedicated to challenge day. The Mini-Maxi 72s move up into the lead in IRC A Among the Modern yachts, the 72-foot Mini Maxis are reigning supreme at the top of the IRC A group in both elapsed and corrected time after the two races validated by these classes. Jethou, owned by Sir Peter Ogden, is sharing the lead with Cannonball owned by the Italian Dario Ferrari. With a victory and a second place each, separated by mere seconds, these two ‘fighter planes’ are stuck to each other like glue and the battle is set to go right to the wire on the final tack of the final race. Though the American ‘record beast’ took the win today in real time, the big maxi so cherished by Georges David, has since plunged to the depths of the ranking in corrected time. Among the IRC Bs, Adria 49 Flo d’Orient owned by Bernard Coquelet took the fleet by surprise by getting the better of the most high-performing 50-footers of the moment at the midway mark, including Daguet 2, Mylius 50 and the JV 60 Phoenix, the favourites of the group. Gladiator, Tony Langley’s TP 52, seems to have taken a great option in the Edmond de Rothschild Trophy, bagging two wins since the start of the week. Completing the provisional podium are Furtif2 (Farr 52) and Mathilde (Swan 50), but given its current form, they might not get a chance to close on the leader.












    The low-down on the Wallys After two magnificent windward-leeward races yesterday, today the futuristic Wallys were treated to a fine coastal course in the form of a large triangle of around twenty miles or so. On their dedicated race zone off Pampelonne, a good southerly breeze kicked in around midday to very quickly provide them with all the necessary sail fuel to power up these impressive yachts. Magic Carpet3 was seriously shaken up from the get-go today, by another Wally Cento, Galateia, which enjoyed an absolutely cracking start at the committee boat end of the line. With the freshening breeze, the large white Wally was able to keep the Wally 77 Lyra at a distance, the latter very quick despite her 80-foot waterline.

    Rolex Trophy: a hotly contested Jubilee The navigators in charge of the choice of route aboard the stunning group of Fifes needed a great deal of inspiration to extract themselves from a windless start line. Any breeze there was favoured the yachts that headed out across the right-hand side of the race zone. The 15 mJ The Lady Anne, very at ease since the start of the season, and already on the pace yesterday, stretched away from the other three 15 mJs. 20 Fife designs are racing in a very distinct group within the context of the Rolex Trophy. Viola, (1908), is continuing on a roll after a stellar performance last week in Cannes, rounded off by a race victory yesterday.
















    « Les Petites Voiles” – another way of sharing Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 24 local boys and girls aged 6 to 12, members of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, had an emotional day they’ll remember for a long time to come. Indeed, on the initiative of Tony Oller, President of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, they had the privilege and the joy of racing around the cans at the heart of the port where the most beautiful yachts in the world moor at the end of each day of racing in Les Voiles. It was a very proud moment for the families as the big crowds applauded their season 1 performance.

    Tomorrow: the Club 55 Cup, instigator of challenges. Created in September 1981, the Club 55 Cup has been a highlight of the week of yachting in Saint Tropez as it celebrates the true spirit of racing. The original challenge launched in 1981 by Jean Rédélé on Ikra and Dick Jayson on Pride, is revived each year in the form of a duel between a “defender” and its “challenger” along an historic course from Le Portalet to the Nioulargue mark, then on to the Club 55 in Pampelonne. Patrice de Colmont still presides over the destinies of these Voiles highlights, which are coloured by a spirit of friendship and conviviality so unique to Saint Tropez. The rules stipulate that two boats challenge one another over this 15-nautical mile course and the one that finishes first wins and challenges the boat of their choice the following year. All of this culminates in an unmissable lunch beneath the tamarisks of the Club 55 for both crews. A deposit in bottles of rosé is required but who holds it and where it ends up are a mystery! The only thing for sure is that the owner must be aboard on Challenge Day.

    For this 2018 edition, Savannah, the 27.50m sloop designed by Pedrick (1996), has chosen to challenge Eugenia VII. Did you know? It would seem that the start of the Fife business is one of the key factors in the development of yachting in Scotland. The yard’s origins date back to around 1790, when William Fife began to build small boats in Fairlie, a village located to the south-west of the Clyde estuary. It is said that the young man, not smitten by the job of cartwright taught to him by his father, opted instead to become a marine carpenter.

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    Are they just dragging the rig back to port?

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