Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille : Quotes

François Tolède, director of the organization:
“We are very proud to organize the 10th edition of the event. It has grown from year to year and is now fully established in the international landscape, known for the great sailing conditions. For this edition, we have once again have created an incredible benchmark to rise up to, and are looking forward to hosting an incredible event. Unfortunately, we have lost a few competitors due to technical issues, such as the Maxi 72 Bella Mente, but as we all know, that is sailboat racing. The 60 teams competing this week are extremely high quality and we are honored they will join us for this very special anniversary edition.”

Caroline Desrivas, communication manager for Richard Mille:
“We have been in the adventure for 10 years now, when we joined forces with François Tolède and Luc Poupon from the beginning. We are obviously delighted. The setting is extraordinary, and more and more boats come to participate in the event. It is always a very wonderful time to share with all the teams at each edition. At Richard Mille, we are partners of many very specialized events and we like to be at the beginning of a project, build it and see it grow. It’s really our logic of work within the brand and it’s clearly what we managed to do with Les Voiles organization. In addition, we are pleased that Pierre Casiraghi, one of our partners at Richard Mille, has agreed to be the sponsor of the competition. He is a very passionate sailor who is very involved in the world of offshore racing. It made sense for us to be able to link our partnership with Pierre with that of Les Voiles de St. Barth, an event that delivers the perfect blend of a very relaxed atmosphere on shore and great competition on the water.”