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18 April 2019

2019 Solitaire URGO Le Figaro launch

One month before the start of the race, the URGO Group was present at the press conference of the Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, which took place in Nantes, the starting city of this 50th edition.

New race, new boat for this 2019 edition

To celebrate this half-century of solo ocean racing championship that has trained the greatest French skippers, 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.

The former winners of the Solitaire race                                              The 2019 race

For this 50th anniversary, the line-up has an exceptional record

A must-see event for windsurfing enthusiasts, this year the Solitaire URGO Le Figaro will welcome skippers from all backgrounds : former stage winners since the launch of the race in 1970 (Loïck Peyron, Alain Gautier, Michel Desjoyeaux, Yann Éliès …), to regulars (Gildas Morvan) through winners of sunbeds, records and world tours, fifty skippers are ready to take up the challenge of the race in Solitaire URGO 2019

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