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Sainte-Maxime Nautical Club

Commune de Sainte-Maxime

Sainte-Maxime, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Altitude : 20m
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The Gulf of Saint Tropez offers probably the best place for sailing. From moderate to sustained winds and calm seas changing into a beautiful swell depending on the wind shifts. Several prestigious competitions have been organized during the past years in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Famous for its micro-climate, the  Mediterranean jewel sheltered from the dominant wind compared to the west. The estimated boating days in Sainte-Maxime exceeded those of Marseille; the host city for sailing competition for the 2024 Olympic Games. You can enjoy pretty good weather conditions and a thermal wind by the afternoon. Easily accessible, the water sports center is near the city-center, in close proximity with the different hotels facilities, shops and restaurants. It is located 10 minutes by bus from sports center “des Bosquette” where athletes may have access to the city aquatic center, with its covered pool and wellness area (sauna, hot tub, steam room…) which will allow your champions to have a break and recharge their batteries in an idyllic setting. The qualities and strength of the water sports center Paul Bausset were recognized by numbers of labels given by the French Sailing Federation (the FFV).

Special features

Training place of many French champions : Olivier Bausset an olympic bronze medalist in sailing discipline at 2008 Pekin ; Jean-Baptiste Bernaz featured in international Laser circuits, he participated to three olympic games and has been selected for the  2021 OG : Robin Folli, World champion of SB20.

Its strategical location in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez ensures its attractiveness on the Côte d’Azur.

Only an hour and a half away by car from Marseille, the host city for sailing competition for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Its micro-climate allows sailing activities during most of the year.

Known for

The Gulf of Saint-Tropez host, since several years, oustanding competitions, such as GIRAGLIA ROLEX CUP, the “VOILES DE SAINT-TROPEZ” and various French sailing championships, catamaran or drifters.

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Hospital nearby

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