Malta. Grand Harbour Marina sponsors Trophée Bailli de Suffren
Friday, 15 June 2012
Camper & Nicholsons Marinas’ Mediterranean flagship, Grand Harbour Marina in Malta is proud to sponsor, with the Malta Tourism Authority, the prestigious, annual classic yacht race, the Trophée Bailli de Suffren. In its 11th year and with circa twenty stunning classic yachts racing from Saint Tropez to Malta from the 23rd June, this is set to be a superb event and Grand Harbour Marina looks forward to welcoming competitors when they arrive in Malta at the beginning of July.
Reserved solely for classic yachts, the Trophée Bailli de Suffren is recognized as one of the most beautiful races to watch in the Mediterranean. On the 23rd June 2012, these stunning yachts will set sail on their 580-mile journey from the South of France to Malta with stops in Sardinia and Sicily. 12 days later, once all entrants have arrived at their destination, Grand Harbour Marina in Malta, they will enjoy a gala dinner to celebrate. As well as the dinner at the marina, under the Fort St. Angelo, there will be time to take in the island’s historic sites.
Camper & Nicholsons have hosted the finale from the events inception and will now become its official sponsor for the upcoming five years. Ben Stuart, General Manager for Grand Harbour Marina commented, “The Trophee Bailli de Suffren is an exceptional event on the Mediterranean yachting calendar and given the classic yachts involved, it is very fitting that Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, with a history in yachting dating from 1782, now become official sponsors of the event and we are honoured to be involved.”
Camper & Nicholsons is one of the oldest names in yachting with a history that includes the building of classic yachts such as the J-class Velsheda, being involved in an event such as this further strengthens these links and their interest in global yachting. The Trophée Bailli de Suffren also highlights the interesting historical connection between Malta and France with the race named after Pierre André de Suffren, a French Navy Admiral who came to Malta in 1748.
Ben Stuart added, “We are delighted to be furthering our relationship with the Trophée Bailli de Suffren. Having such a prestigious event hold their finale at Grand Harbour Marina highlights our luxury service levels as well as the fantastic hospitality of the people of Malta.”
The Trophee Bailli de Suffren is in its 11th edition and boasts an entry list of circa 20 classic sailing yachts. Created by Henri Christian Schroeder and Christian Benoit and named after Saint Tropez’s 18th -century Bailli Pierre Andre de Suffren, vice admiral of Louis XVI’s navy, fleet captain and ambassador of the Order of St John, the race runs for 580 nautical miles between the bay of Saint Tropez and Malta’s Grand Harbour, with stops in Sardinia and Sicily.
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