2017 Trophée Bailli de Suffren
23 June 2017
The Trophée Bailli de Suffren is a cruising race of about 580 nautical miles and was an idea that was developed from Henri Christian Schroeder and Christian Benoit who founded the Mare Nostrum Racing Club.
The Trophée Bailli de Suffren’s course takes place between Saint-Tropez and Malta with stops in Sardinia and Sicily and is referred to as the ‘Gentleman’s Race’ since this is a friendly race.
The Trophée Bailli de Suffren is open to classic yachts or Spirit of Tradition (habitable) over 11 meters. There must be at least 3 competing boats in each class.
The Trophée Bailli de Suffren is a tribute to the Bailli de Suffren de Saint-Tropez, Vice Admiral of the French Royal Navy under King Louis XVI, Captain of the fleet and the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta. Le Bailli de Suffren Trophy remains under the aegis of the founding yachts such Analia, Lelantina, Moonbeam III, Orion, Owl, Susanna II, Veronica, Volterra and also under the aegis of the French Sailing Federation (FFV), the Federazione Italiana di Vela (FIV), the Malta Sailing Federation (MSF), the Yacht Club de France (YCF), the French Association of Traditional Yachts (AFYT) and the National Union for Offshore Racing ( UNCL).