SeaSailSurf®

Du grand large à la plage : Toute l’actualité des sports de glisse

Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Ten year of racing in St Tropez for classic yachts

Rowdy wins rolex Trophy for 2nd consecutive year

dimanche 4 octobre 2009Redaction SSS [Source RP]

Toutes les versions de cet article : [English] [français]

Sunday morning the sun shone bright and clear as participants and spectators gathered in La Citadelle of Saint-Tropez for the prize giving ceremony that marks the official ending of this year’s edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez. Teams applauded each winner with great enthusiasm, already speaking of plans for the 2010 edition of this spectacular event.

For the past four years there has been a special trophy given to the Classic Yacht over 16-metres that accumulated the fewest points over the week of races. This year the winner was once again Graham Walker and his Marconi Rowdy, who finished the week at the top of her class. Philippe Schaeffer, Rolex France, presented Walker with the Rolex Trophy and a Rolex Submariner, close companion to all nautical achievements. "Thank you very much, it really is a great honor to be here, and to have won this one," Walker said, upon receiving his trophy. "We put a lot of effort into, it was very much a team effort and my entire team should be up here with me. It’s really wonderful and very much valued, thank you everyone."

Rowdy also won the Rolex Trophy in 2008, following previous winners So Fong (2006) and Agneta (2007).

Rowdy was designed by legend Nathanial Herreshoff and built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in 1916 in Bristol, Rhode Island. She is part of the New York 40 Class, named so because the design is 40 feet off the waterline, and is one of the 14 or so boats in the class that was constructed between 1916 and 1917. Also known as the "Fighting Forties," these sailing yachts were built for members of the New York Yacht Club and Rowdy raced for many years with great success. World War I put a halt to further construction of the class and most of these great vessels have ceased to exist today. Rowdy is one of the few and recently underwent a major rebuild, ensuring a long life for this "Fighting Forty." Announced at the prize giving was the unusual fact that Graham Walker had purchased his incredible racer on eBay, making her an alternative mix of classic and modern, matching the spirit of this regatta perfectly.

- presse info Regattanews


This year the racing for Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez was grand in spite of mostly light winds, with four races possible in the Classic Divisions. The final results are in and the winners in each category follow.

CLASSIC YACHT RESULTS, following four races (with one discard)

BOAT NAME, Entrant, Boat Type ; Points R1, R2, R3, R4 (discarded race in parenthesis)- Final points

Big Classics
- 1. IKRA, No Name, 12MJ Bermud ; (10), 3, 2, 1 - 6
- 2. FANTASQUE, Daligaux-Bordat, Silvestro ; 1, 2, 4, (5) - 7
- 3. GALVANA, Pella Freres, Cotre Marcon ; (DNS 14), 5, 1, 2 - 8

Small Classics
- 1. TIMIA, Desbroc Bertrand, Côtre Bermud ; 1, 3, 1, (DNF 16) - 5
- 2. GIRAGLIA, Coll Erick, Sloop Marcon ; 3, (5), 2, 1 - 6
- 3. OUTLAW, Horsley Mike, Cotre Bermud ; (6), 4, 6, 2 - 12

Aurique 1
- 1. TUIGA, Yacht Club Monaco Bernard Dall, 15mji Auriqu ; 1, 1, 1, (6) - 3
- 2. MARISKA, Niels Christian, 15MJI ; 5, (6), 2, 1 - 8
- 3. NAN OF FIFE, Menhinick Philippe, Cotre Auriqu ; 2, 2, 4, (8) - 8

Aurique 2
- 1. LADY TRIX, Friess Gerard, Sloop Auriqu ; 1, 1, 1, (6) - 3
- 2. AVEL, Austin Chris, Gaff Rigged ; 2, 2, 2, (4) - 6
- 3. ORIOLE, Van de Velde Francois, Sloop Auriqu ; 3, 3, 3, (5) - 9

Marconi 1
- 1. ROWDY, Walker Graham, Sloop Bermud ; (3), 1, 1, 1 - 3
- 2. OISEAU DE FEU, L’Huillier Jean Philippe, Cotre Bermud ; (2), 2, 2, 2 - 6
- 3. THE BLUE PETER, Aalders Michael, Cotre Bermud ; 1, (3), 3, 3 - 7

Marconi 2
- 1. ANNE SOPHIE, Klein Hanns Georg, 8mr ; 1, 1, 1, (OCS 8) - 3
- 2. AILE VI, Ferri Alain, 8mji Marconi ; 2, 2, 3, (OCS 8) - 7
- 3. ATHENA, Glasgow & Lord Cork David, 8MJI Marconi ; (4), 3, 4, 1 - 8

Marconi 3
- 1. MERCURY, Cabau Jordi, Cutter / Slo ; 1, 1, (2), 1 - 3
- 2. WHITE WINGS, Sparks Michael, Cotre Bermud ; (5), 3, 1, 2 - 6
- 3. CHOLITA, Nettis Marilinda, Sloop Marcon ; 2, (5), 4, 3 - 9

Marconi 4
- 1. WINDHOVER, Poullain Olivier, Cotre Bermud ; 1, 1, 1, (2) - 3
- 2. SONDA, Leprince Eric, 8mcr Bermudi ; 3, 3, (4), 1 - 7
- 3. DAINTY, Nicholson & Hollis, Sloop Marcon ; (4), 2, 2, 4 - 8

Tofinou 9.50
- 1. SPEED BIRD, Hudleston J.W ; (7), 1, 1, 2 - 4
- 2. BELLEROPHON, Woody Edmiston ; 2, 2, (3), 1 - 5
- 3. AZURE, Patrick Kelly ; 1, 3, 2, (4) - 6



A la une