Tradition: even more discoveries!
In addition to the raft of stars lining up for this 15th edition, which include the J Classes (Lionheart, Ranger, Shamrock and Velsheda) and the four legendary 15mJIs (Hispania, Mariska, The Lady Ann and Tuiga), Les Voiles de Saint Tropez 2014 has been heralded as an edition packed with highlights and fine encounters.Boasting elegant overhangs are the Panamanian three-master Xarifa (1927 J M Soper design) and the two sumptuous 50-metre gaff schooners designed by Nathanael Herreshoff in 1910, along with Elena, a replica of the 1928 winner of the Transatlantic Race, and Eleonora, both Westward designs.
Built in Chicago in 1913, Olympian is to make her debut appearance in Saint Tropez. This 16m50 gaff cutter was designed by William Gardner, who was also responsible for the three-masted schooner Atlantic, which held the transatlantic record for nearly 80 years under the command of one Charlie Barr. Olympian is a boat from the ”P Class”, a rule boat which is a ... READ MORE