73 yachts competing for the ARMEN Festival in 2016 !!!
For nearly forty years the craze for the ARMEN Festival has remained unabated!
Indeed, for the 39th edition and a few days from the first race, seventy-three yachts are registered for the event, which combines three disciplines: Sailing, Skiing and Art.
On board, more than 500 crew will take part on the weekend of February 27, 28 and March 5,6, 2016. An art exhibition, headed by renowned sculptor, Cécile de Kock is open to the public at the Salle Jean Despas, Saint Tropez from February 27 to March 6 where thirteen artists, painters and sculptors, as well as works from the crew of the competing yachts will be exhibited.
On the starting line, a mixed fleet of cruiser racers under HN or IRC rating will vie for first place in the formidable spirit of IRC racing. Amongst the fleet are Farr 40 Chili Pepper, Jaro X35, Kolle Carrindus A3; the A35 Tchin Tchin facing his counterpart Jin Tonic Sequel; A40 RC Vito II ; not forgetting the Lago 950 Java Bleue, Farr 36 Absolutly and so on. In the HN class, the First 310 GTE Jade hopes to retain her 2015 title and the Canoubiers sailing boats, Green Zone, Lady Sand and Nutella to name a few, aim to hold their own in their class …
Worth noting is that the ARMEN Festival on-water results count towards the IRC Mediterranean championship established by the National Union for Ocean Racing (UNCL).
The battle begins as does the conviviality and hospitality of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez on Friday, February 26 at 19h00 with the opening of Armen Festival and associated art exhibition.
The following Saturday, February 27 racing will include a round trip to Cavalaire. Weather permitting….