On Saturday morning 29th June, the day started with a warm welcome breakfast for all participants, followed by a briefing on the rules of the regularity race course and elegance contest. Excitement was in the air as the GEBCO seabed 2030 project was introduced, giving one lucky yacht the chance to explore and collect data from the seabed between Monaco and Saint Tropez. Unfortunately, some yachts were unable to compete in Saint Tropez due to the weather forecast, but most guests headed to Pampelonne Beach for a luxurious lunch at “La Serena”, accompanied by live music and a fashion show.

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In the evening, Lia Riva welcomed all guests to a glamorous dinner party at the “Museé de l’Annonciade” in a beautiful flower-decorated garden inspired by the Mediterranean. Lia Riva, owner of Monaco Boat Service, official dealer of Riva boats in Monaco and France, treated participants to a 3D immersive “Art Experience” where they were transported to Claude Monet’s studio and his iconic paintings. The evening continued with a series of speechless videos about the Riva boat range and 2 special guests, Olympic athlete Kory Tarpenning and Yacht Club De Monaco Competition Cell Manager Paolo Ghigo, who shared insights on the connection between Olympic values ​​and the exclusive, luxurious lifestyle represented by the Riva brand – a true symbol of the Italian Dolce Vita. As the evening progressed, guests danced to the music and enjoyed a special DJ set by Jack.e, Artistic Director of Les Caves du Roy St Tropez since 1997. The evening ended on a high note with the hymn “Welcome to Saint Tropez”, creating a truly unforgettable experience for all present.

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On Sunday 30th June, in a bright sunshine, the second part of the 15th edition of the Riva Trophy kicked off with a fantastic brunch on the roof of the St. Tropez Lounge Club. After the delicious meal, the Elegance Contest 2024 took place with the theme “Les Jeux Olympiques”. The Riva boats in competition paraded through the harbour of Saint Tropez, showing the participants who were judged by a prestigious panel led by Lia Riva and including Kory, Paolo and Helga Piaget (president of Passion Sea and one of the 6 members of the golfers at the 2015 Small State Olympics). The team that received the most votes was crowned the winner.

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After an exhilarating test drive in a Range Rover Vogue, all participants returned to Monaco for a glamorous gala dinner at the iconic Yacht Club de Monaco. The evening was filled with excitement as the ceremony saw the presentation of luxury prizes and exclusive brand experiences. “I would like to thank all the sponsors, partners and my team for making it possible. I am also happy to have shared these days with all of you. Being part of the Riva family is an experience like no other, full of passion and the legacy of excellence that my father Carlo passed on to me and all the clients who choose to own a number of Riva yachts. Finally, I am sure that the spirit of the Riva lifestyle will continue to flourish, thanks to all of you. Let’s keep the excitement alive and continue to celebrate the beauty of living the Riva way! See you in 2026”

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