Please select your home edition
Edition
SOUTHERN-SPARS-OFFICIAL-SUPPLIER-52-SS728-X-90

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".

Related Articles

Ireland's Tom Dolan set for final warm-up
The Solo Concarneau is the final key check in before La Solitaire du Figaro Tom Dolan sailing Smurfit Kappa is looking to the 380 nautical miles Solo Concarneau Trophée Guy Cotten to confirm that he has everything in place for the season's pinnacle solo event, the 1830 miles, four stage La Solitaire du Figaro. Posted on 5 Aug
Phil Sharp enters La Solitaire du Figaro race
Joining a fleet of 32 to compete in final warmup race This 51st edition will start in the bay of Saint-Brieuc and include several crossings of the English Channel passing key landmarks; Fastnet Rock and Wolf Rock, a stopover in Dunkirk, and finishing in Saint-Nazaire. Posted on 4 Aug
Fogerty & Glenny set for Round Ireland Race
704 nautical mile race starts on 22nd August in Wicklow Irish offshore sailors Conor Fogerty and Susan Glenny have announced their two handed entry, "Total Produce" to the challenging SSE Renewables Round Ireland Yacht Race which will commence on the 22nd August 2020 from Wicklow. Posted on 27 Jul
Encouraging Drheam Cup 2nd place for Tom Dolan
In the in the Figaro Duo Class Ireland's solo racer Tom Dolan gave his hopes for this year's La solitaire du Figaro solo offshore race a significant boost when he and French co-skipper François Jambou finished second overall on Smurfit Kappa in the Figaro duo class. Posted on 22 Jul
Encouraging start to Phil Sharp's Figaro 3 season
Throwing himself into the deep end in the Solo Maitre CoQ The race identified areas which exceeded Sharp's expectations, racing in the leading pack, neck to neck against some of world's best including Vendée Globe winner Armel le Cléac'h and Gildas Mahé, among the most experienced. Posted on 29 Jun
Henry Bomby accelerates keelboat learning curve
Lack of time is always the biggest enemy for an ambitious sailor Lack of time is always the biggest enemy for an ambitious sailor. Which is why Olympic aspirant Henry Bomby is using every trick and tactic at his disposal in speeding up the learning curve. Posted on 29 Jun
Early mistakes cost Tom Dolan dearly
Irish solo racer had no real chances to recover and make the solid opening Early mistakes in very light and very fluky winds cost Tom Dolan dearly, leaving the Irish solo racer with no real chances to recover and make the solid opening he had wanted in the 340 nautical miles Solo Maître CoQ. Posted on 29 Jun
Phil Sharp's first Figaro 3 race of the season
30 figarists eager for the battle in the Solo Maitre Coq The Solo Maitre Coq will mark the start of the Figaro 3 season this year with 30 figarists eager for the battle ahead following three months of delay due to confinement. Posted on 24 Jun
2020 edition of La Solitaire du Figaro confirmed
35 solo sailors are expected on the start line in Saint-Brieuc The owners and organisers of La Solitaire du Figaro, OC Sport Pen Duick, have confirmed that the flagship race of the French Elite Offshore Racing Championship will go ahead at the end of the summer. Posted on 23 Jun
Tom Dolan relishes return to offshore racing
The future is again looking brighter for the Irish solo racer With the gradual easing of the French lockdown and offshore racing sailors now having returned to training, the future is again looking brighter for Irish solo racer Tom Dolan. Posted on 16 Jun
Auck Boat Show - Friends 728x90 BOTTOMUpffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW FOOTERNorth Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - Footer