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The regattas in Port Grimaud

The Spi Dauphine Challenge

The SPI Dauphine Challenge took place from 14 to 21 April 2018 at Port Grimaud and Port Fréjus. For its 37th edition, the competition brought once again together the students who have come to compete in the event. No less than 600 of them were present on the starting line for the most popular student event in the South of France. Its reputation goes beyond the sporting world and by distinguishing itself in this endeavour, it offers many opportunities to young people for their professional future.

During the summer of 1981 some students from the Paris Dauphine University, who had not been able to register for the Edhec Cruise Race, came up with the idea to compete in their own regatta. It was as a result of a combination of circumstances that the idea of setting sail for the Mediterranean from which the event was launched five years later and would remain consistent thereafter. To the great surprise of its instigators, the sporting gamble has since taken on increased significance defying all forecasts. Nevertheless, the challenge remains on a human scale, a real adventure born from the osmosis between the organizing team and its participants.

Since then, team spirit has always dominated, just as values such as fair play and mutual support have been forged.

The Sails of Hope / Les Voiles de l’Espoir

Placed under the aegis of the French Round Table, they’ve organizez  »The Sails of Hope » since 2001. The French Riviera had the privilege of being their host country in 2017… but it is on a rotational basis that they are organized in Languedoc Roussillon, Normandy, Poitou-Charentes, Champagne Ardennes, Brittany and Corsica. This competition requires devoting at least 2 years to the preparation, because of the numerous economic, technical and human requirements. It is above all a « wonderful human adventure combining solidarity, conviviality and sharing! « .

It is the world’s largest sailing event around the world for children with cancer and leukemia remission. Sick young children between 8 and 14 years old, from all walks of life: Metropolitan France, overseas and other countries of the world, such as Morocco or Luxembourg.They are the motivating factor of the volunteers involved in large numbers and of course of the organizers. Because of their medical constraints, this is often their very first sea trip.


2017 route

http://www.vde2017.com/

European Championship of SURPRISES 

In September 2017, the Port Grimaud International Yacht Club organized the famous four-man Championship. Once again this year, about thirty boats are expected for this event in the 7.65 meter monotype keelboat category. The regatta is popular in most European countries, especially in France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The 2017 trophy was won by the latter, who brought in major reinforcements for the occasion. The Biel sailboat  »SRS Moi…Non Plus », with its five round victories, literally flew over the competition.

It was at the beginning of the 80s that the Yacht Club was established in Port Grimaud, today internationally renowned. Every year it gathers about fifty yachts of all sizes, which have only one idea in mind: to participate in the famous regattas of the Gulf of Saint Tropez. So even if the dates are not yet determined with certainty, we can be pretty sure that this season once again will see rushing competitors ready to battle against the waves.

https://www.golfe-saint-tropez-information.com/fr/animation/sports/grimaud/championnat-d-europe-de-surprises-4643989

A great opportunity to get together with family or friends, in these idyllic locations conducive to escape the confines of everyday life!

Les régates à Port Grimaud

Le Challenge Spi Dauphine

Dernière ligne droite pour le Challenge SPI Dauphine, qui fera étape du 14 au 21 avril 2018 sur Port Grimaud et Port Fréjus. Pour sa 37ème édition, la compétition réunira une fois de plus les étudiants venus disputer l’épreuve. Pas moins de 600 d’entre eux sont ainsi attendus sur la ligne de départ, pour l’évènement estudiantin le plus couru du Sud de la France. Sa renommée dépasse le monde sportif et, en se répercutant dans celui de l’entreprise, ce sont autant d’opportunités données aux jeunes pour leur avenir professionnel. Ce qui tombe à point nommé, l’esprit du challenge étant « Compétition, proximité, excellence »

Durant l’été 1981 quelques étudiants de l’Université Paris Dauphine, qui n’avaient pu s’inscrire à la Course Croisière Edhec, eurent en tête d’engager leur propre régate. C’est suite à un concours de circonstances que l’idée de mettre les voiles en Méditerranée, à laquelle la manifestation demeurera fidèle par la suite, fut lancée 5 ans plus tard. A la grande surprise de ses instigateurs, le pari sportif a depuis pris une ampleur défiant tous les pronostics. Le challenge n’en demeure pas moins à taille humaine, une véritable aventure née de l’osmose entre l’équipe organisatrice et ses participants.

Depuis lors l’esprit d’équipe domine toujours, au même titre que se sont forgées des valeurs telles que le fair-play et l’entraide.

http://www.spidauphine.com/

Les Voiles de l’Espoir

Placées sous l’égide de la Table Ronde Française, depuis 2001 sont organisées ‘‘Les Voiles de l’Espoir’’. La Côte-d’Azur a eu le privilège d’être leur terre d’accueil en 2017… mais c’est à tour de rôle qu’elles soufflent sur le Languedoc Roussillon,  la Normandie, le Poitou-Charentes, les Champagne Ardennes, la Bretagne et la Corse. Cette compétition nécessite de consacrer au minimum 2 ans à la préparation, en raison des nombreuses exigences économiques, techniques et humaines. Il s’agit avant tout  d’une « formidable aventure humaine, alliant solidarité, convivialité et partage ! », un bien beau dessein.

C’est la plus importante manifestation nautique qui soit organisée de par le monde pour les enfants en rémission de cancer et de leucémie. Les jeunes enfants malades sont âgés de 8 à 14 ans, à provenance de tous horizons : France métropolitaine. Outre-Mer et autres pays du monde, comme le Maroc, le Luxembourg, etc. Ils sont le leitmotiv des bénévoles engagés en grand nombre, et bien évidement des organisateurs. En raison de leurs contraintes médicales, il s’agit souvent pour eux de leur toute première sortie en mer.

Une impulsion qui permet au Fond de Dotation des Voiles de réaliser et concrétiser au mieux cet événement porteur d’espoir : leur faire découvrir une semaine durant l’univers marin en navigant sur des voiliers. C’est la magie qui illumine leurs yeux sur l’attente d’un avenir meilleur. De savoir qu’il existe des endroits sublimes leur fait passer de prodigieux moments, qui viendront s’inscrire dans des lendemains heureux. Une occasion exceptionnelle pour eux de s’évader, en réalisant un rêve devenu réalité.

Parcours de l’édition 2017

http://www.vde2017.com/

Championnat d’Europe de SURPRISES :

Le Yacht Club International de Port Grimaud a organisé, courant septembre 2017, le célèbre Championnat à quatre équipiers. Cette année encore sont attendus pour cette épreuve une trentaine de bateaux, de catégorie quillard monotype de 7,65 mètres. La régate est populaire dans la plupart des pays européens, plus particulièrement en France, Allemagne, Italie et Suisse. Le trophée 2017 a été remporté par ces derniers, déplacés en grand renfort pour l’occasion. Le voilier biennois ‘‘SRS Moi…Non Plus’’, avec ses cinq victoire de manches, a littéralement survolé la compétition.

C’est début des années 80s que s’est implanté le Yacht Club sur Port Grimaud, aujourd’hui internationalement renommé. Chaque année il réunit une cinquantaine de voiliers toutes tailles, qui n’ont qu’une idée en tête : participer aux célèbres régates du Golfe de Saint-Tropez. Aussi quand bien même les dates ne sont pas encore déterminées avec certitude, gageons que cette saison encore verra se précipiter des concurrents prêts à en découdre avec les flots.

https://www.golfe-saint-tropez-information.com/fr/animation/sports/grimaud/championnat-d-europe-de-surprises-4643989

Une belle occasion pour se retrouver en famille ou entre amis, dans ces lieux idylliques propices à l’évasion !

2018 Summer concerts in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez

The Do You Festival of Saint-Tropez

It will take place on June 21 this year for the « Fête de la Musique ». The association « Cercle pour l’Avenir » of the Saint-Tropez peninsula more commonly known as CAP, was created in 2014. Since then, the talented team of 11 natives has never ceased to amaze the audience, bringing together artists from diverse and varied singing backgrounds. The festival has already welcomed Elodie Frégé, William Baldé, Mickey Green, Claire Keim, Julien Voulzy, Amandine Bourgeois, Gush and Les Innocents. For 2018 the festival will return to its origins, returning to the parking lot of the Habour Masters office where it came to prominence. The program will be announced soon.

http://www.saint-tropez.fr/fr/festival-do-you-saint-tropez/

The Jazz Festival in Ramatuelle

You will discover this year the 34th edition from August 16 to 20, organized jointly by Jacqueline Franjou, Michel Boujenah and the festival team. Proven talents and young hopefuls will make the stage swing during these five evenings where everyone will showcase their talent. You will enjoy the « Off » festival in the « Garden-Party » version as soon as the first blues notes mingle in the garden of the Open-air theater. An enchanting setting, where you can savour small award-winning wines and taste local food in the evening. Add it to the relaxation of a warm atmosphere, shake it all up and you have the tastiest cocktail ever.

http://jazzaramatuelle.com/

The « Soirées de la Citadelle de Saint-Tropez »

The dates of the 4th edition of the famous parties in Saint-Tropez have not yet been announced. But it is highly likely that they will take place over 3 days, from Thursday to Saturday at the end of July like last year. It is in the historical setting dating from the seventeenth century that the festivities will take place, on the very site of the fortresses that once was in charge of the defense of the village. We are no longer in the Middle Ages, however, the historical setting will be complimented in this poetic scenery, for its festivities worthy of ancient times. Overlooking the legendary cradle so dear to the Côte d’Azur, it is an exceptional landscape that will welcome artists from diverse musical worlds. Rock will be granted the right of the city, just as much as song and rap, enough to excite a large international cultural panel.

The Grimaldines

The Grimaldines take over the baton from the Grimaud Musical Evenings in summer.
Every Tuesday until the middle of the night, free concerts and shows follow one another. The lakeside city and its medieval village are invaded by artists from all backgrounds for the occasion, who mingle with a multitude of spectators. The castle and the alleys of the village then become the timeless home of people in search of both warmth as well as comfort.

Discover Port Grimaud on a beautiful spring weekend

Discovering Port-Grimaud on a beautiful spring weekend is like discovering a painting worthy of the most beautiful Marines, which stands side by side with an art of life where idleness is conjugated to infinity and is lived on a daily basis. The activities are plethora and are prolonged without stopping in this famous medieval village of Grimaud.

The coincidence of the calendar offers us many opportunities in May this year and we are expecting many many visitors very soon.

Sunset on Port Grimaud

Port Grimaud and its attractions

Do you know anything more invigorating than the typical scents of local herbs and the singing accent of the South?
Enjoy our typically provençal market held on Thursdays and Sundays and walk the alleys of the flea market at jas des Roberts in Grimaud every Sunday.

Port Grimaud market square

Visit Saint-François d’Assise church and its famous Vasarely stained glass windows, enjoy Grimaud’s musical evenings and stroll through the lakeside city to discover its heritage.

All types of Photo exhibitions

Discover the pictures taken by the members of the Grimaud Photo Club (from late March to the last days of May). It is their sensitivity that makes the difference, beautiful emotions that are expressed through the most diversified choice of photos..:

– Those of Jean-Paul Braconier, with his retouches, filters and tricks
– Raoul Fonquergne’s macro photo, which crunches the Grimaudoise fauna and goes all the way to the Camargue
– Marie-Françoise Nadal, for her part, reveals the portraits and landscapes of Laos
– And finally the colors of India depicted by Isabelle Ambrosio.

The official opening was held tonight on Friday, March 30.

Source: Gulf of Saint-Tropez Tourism

School theater performances

On the last weekend of May – it will be Mother’s Day –  many theater classes from the Gulf of Saint-Tropez will get together. On the program: shows developed by them throughout the school year with the help of their teachers. A committee of former students, who are now professional actors will make up the jury. These children and teenagers of Grimaud have a single objective to devote themselves to their passion while promoting cultural exchanges.
As you guessed, their performance will be open to the public.

We wish you a very pleasant weekend in Port Grimaud !