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2020 Solitaire du Figaro to take place in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc

by La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro 14 Nov 2019 06:34 PST 30 August 2020
Start of Leg 4 in La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro © Alexis Courcoux

After a highly successful stopover in 2018 and the Tour de Bretagne à la Voile in 2019, Saint-Brieuc Armor Agglomération and its partners have decided to pass an important milestone in 2020.

Indeed, the race will set sail from the Côtes d'Armor department of northern Brittany next year. This decision has been made within the context of Ambition Nautique, a programme promoting sailing in the region, which notably includes the Optimist International Cup, the Trophée des Multicoques (Multihull Trophy) and the Figaros.

In this way, the presence of the Figaro Beneteau 3s competing in the legendary Solitaire du Figaro will be eagerly awaited once again at Saint-Quay-Portrieux in late August.

The Solitaire du Figaro to prolong the summer in September 2020

As announced by OC Sport Pen Duick during the special soirée to wrap up the 50th edition of the event, the race dates are changing from 2020 in line with the season's event schedule. As such, the Solitaire du Figaro will now be held in August and September. In 2020, the date was revealed and the start of this latest edition will take place on Sunday 30 August 2020. The village, set up at Saint-Quay-Portrieux, will be open to the public from 26 to 30 August.

Wednesday 26 August: Opening of the Village with the inauguration at 10:00 UTC
Opening times: from 09:00 to 19:00 UTC
Sunday 30 August: Closure of the village
50th edition of the Solitaire in figures

Hervé FAVRE - President of OC Sport Pen Duick: "We are very happy to prolong our history with Saint-Brieuc Armor Agglomération and rediscover the enthusiasm of its teams for the 50thanniversary of the Solitaire du Figaro. After an excellent stopover in 2018, we're delighted to be returning to the Côtes d'Armor for the race start, which will take place on Sunday 30 August 2020 at Saint-Quay-Portrieux."

Marie-Claire DIOURON - President of Saint-Brieuc Armor Agglomération: "It's an honour to host the start of the legendary Solitaire du Figaro for its 50th season. Our region's Ambition Nautique (Marine Ambition) is an identity embodied in the bay of Saint-Brieuc, which is a fantastic protected playing field where you can sail year-round with some outstanding conditions for getting out on the water. This major event is synonymous with powerful dynamism and the opportunity to showcase our coastline and our region's assets in all its glorious diversity".

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