The starry bay
Today the big circus of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez played host to the stars with names that reflected the golden age of yachting, often dating back to before the two World Wars, such as Marigold, Phoebus, Silhouette, Partridge and Véronique…. 130 Classic boats, lively creations echoing 140 years of creative naval genius, cut quite a dash as the white foam combined with the blue sea under the beating sun. Yesterday’s stormy interlude gave way to a totally soothed race zone, and all it took was the westerly wind to kick in to fuel the passions of the sailors. From midday, the Race Committee for the Classics released the eleven classes on a pretty little coastal course bathed in light. Marconi, gaff and Gunter rigged, these sublime boats were really able to show what they were made of from 8 to 10 knots of breeze, once again highlighting the fact that beneath their marvellous elegance and style they have some exceptionally seaworthy qualities.
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