La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro
Official Partner of the race for the first time in 2016, the URGO Group has decided to renew and reinforce its commitment, by becoming the Title Partner for the next three editions (2017-2019).
Founded in 1970, La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro is a legendary sailing race in four stages, three in France and one abroad. It is a single-handed sailing race in which all competitors are on an equal footing, and is recognized as being one of the most demanding both physically and technically.
Taking part in this prestigious professional sailing competition is a source of great pride for URGO.
A race alike us
URGO Group has always been close to sailing with which he shares common values such as boldness, tenacity, and determination. Every edition, brilliant rookies arise from the Solitaire URGO Le Figaro.
This is also what we pursue at URGO Group: having young talents grow by inviting them to outstand themselves. Applied to our company, this is boldness and entrepreneurship that feed and foster innovations within the Group.
With the participation of many international skippers we also share foreign talent nurseries with La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, with our programs dedicated to international young graduates (Urgo Consulting , Urgo Leadership Program).
Sport and sailing is also a natural environment for URGO Group to test and develop healthcare products under extreme conditions (tests for adhesiveness, antifriction, or pain relief, etc.). It allows us to continuously innovate.
In the past, we have been associated with great figures from rugby, skiing, and athletics and our products in first aid and food supplements are also well-known from the skippers.
More than a sponsoring, a commitment
Our goals ?
- Making this partnership a great source of pride and internal motivation. We think that it is an opportunity for each of us to invest ourselves and we believe in this internal cohesion lever
- Using this partnership as a vehicle for letting people know about our innovative projects, in Advanced Wound Care, family medication and connected healthcare
To support this major sailing event, URGO will conduct preventive health campaigns with the general public at the various stages of the race, supply the sailors with a first-aid URGO kit and unveil an “URGO” race village to present our activities in medical care, consumer healthcare and connected healthcare.
The URGO Foundation will also support the achievement of a child’s dream with the Petits Princes Association, enabling him to come on one of the stages of the race.
2019: a 50th anniversery edition
To celebrate this half-century of solo ocean racing championship, the 2019 Solitaire URGO Le Figaro offers an atypical path through the Isle of Man, from Nantes, via Kinsale, Roscoff and Dieppe. . This new race will be supplemented by a new monotype, the Figaro Bénéteau 3, with foils, bringing along new technical challenges.