300 yachts will participate in the 11th edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

It may be the end of the summer, but Saint-Tropez is bustling with life as the 11th edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez takes sail. With nearly 300 boats participating in this grand event, including both modern and classic yachts, the 2009 edition promises spectacular racing.

Racing is set to continue until Saturday 3 October, and spectators can expect some magnificent sights as Saint-Tropez is taken back through generations of history and yacht design. Four days of coastal racing have been scheduled for the traditional yachts, five for the modern, with Thursday reserved as the Challenge Day.

Inspired by the original race that has now become Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, the Challenge Day offers competitors a chance to duel against one another following the historical route of the race: Saint-Tropez, Saint-Raphael and La Nioulargue, the buoy that marks the famous shallows in the Mediterranean.

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2009 Event Programme:
Tuesday 29 September: Coastal race
Wednesday 30 September: Coastal race
Thursday 1 October: Challenge Day
Friday 2 October: Coastal race
Saturday 3 October, Coastal race
Sunday 4 October: Prizegiving Ceremony