Low-key Cruising Vibes in St. Tropez

Saint-Tropez, France

Condor is back in the Med and making good use of the warm autumn days, including visiting one of the few events still on the calendar - a toned down version of Les Voile de Saint-Tropez. The Gunboat team together with Loick Peyron enjoyed a few days of sailing in the area with prospective clients and journalists, amongst the gathering of big monohull racers and stunning classics.

Condor cruised the 170 mile trip from La Grande Motte on Tuesday and settled into St Tropez. With Wednesday racing cancelled due to excessive winds, many of the fleet took the opportunity to stop by the first Gunboat 68 of the series to explore the boat for the first time.

Thursday and Friday the Gunboat 68 really earned her reputation as we went out in very light air and glided along with our fractional code zero at 9 knots in just 7 knots of wind - in cruising mode. We were out for a sail and spectating in style with full tanks and the bilges stacked with French wine, but also, in a small way, there to represent the future of multihull participation in Les Voiles de St Tropez! This world-class event along with other in Europe will be including multihulls in the coming year.

Evenings greeted the fleet with vanilla skies as we entered back to the timelessly beautiful old harbor of St Tropez. Photos by Gilles Martin-Raget

Head to Instagram stories for a closer look aboard, spectating in full comfort and style and a great day of sailing, switching off at the helm (choice of inside or aft tiller steering) and the sail controls in the forward cockpit. Photos below (4) by Rosalie Chevalley