12th to 14th of April
The Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez in conjunction with the Association “Smeralda 888” organizes the 14th Hippocampus Cup .
Created in 2006, this event is by invitation only and is open to “Smeralda 888” ( sailboats of approximatey 9m) which are based in Monaco. The participation of well respected competitors means that the races, which take place over three days in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, are not lacking in spice.
Between 9 and 11 Smeralda 888s compete
On board this thoroughbred sailing boat of 8.88 x 2.50m, four to five crew are needed. Among the participants, the famous “Vamos mi amor” of Charles de Bourbon, “Botta Dritta” of Adalberto Miani “Mascalzone Latino” of Achille Onorato, “Bear Essential” of Ian Ilsey, “Black Star” and also “Myst,” “Another Affair ‘,’ Extravaganza ‘,’ Socca Team” of Pierre Casiraghi, etc.
The Smeralda 888 competition take place on the waters of Monaco, Porto Cervo, Elba and St. Tropez.