In Saint-Tropez, summer is when the harbor master’s office is fired up. For two months, Tony Oller, Anna and Hugo have to regulate the traffic: 30 berths a day to accommodate yachts of oversized dimensions. And when summer is over, it’s time for one of the biggest nautical races in the world: the Voiles de Saint-Tropez. The opportunity for Carolina to meet and sail with Marc and Véronique Dorgnon, owners of a sailboat classified as a historic monument. To better appreciate this parade of exceptional boats, Carolina boards a helicopter with Gilles Martin-Raget, the official photographer of the event…
Let’s fight at the captaincy!
Every year, no less than 7,500 boats invest the waters of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. In summer, at the port, berths are expensive and coveted. No more than thirty berths per day, to accommodate yachts of oversized dimensions. Regulating traffic, placing boats and helping new arrivals to moor is the daily challenge of the harbor master’s staff.
All sails out!
Every year, in the fall, the most beautiful sailboats on the planet come together for the Voiles de Saint-Tropez for two weeks of regattas. Classic schooners, sometimes centuries old, ultra-modern multihulls… These marvels represent one of the most beautiful fleets in the world.
An eco-design activist
The environment is Antoine Boudin’s battle horse. This Var designer only works with natural materials. Among his creations (lamps, chairs, etc.), this boat fan has entirely made a boat out of Provencal cane and agave, plants present throughout the Mediterranean basin.
Do not dream : Wednesday, November 30 at 9:10 p.m. on France 3