The Figaro Bénéteau 3
A brand new design for 2019 by renowned French architects VPLP and 2019 boat of the year the Figaro 3 is the first one design foiling race class.
The new boat is a complete re-leveller, a new game, attracting everyone from young ambitious sailors starting their offshore career to Vendee Globe challengers and experienced legends. There is a buzz around the pontoons and in the sailing world, who can adapt the quickest, prioritise best, who will win the 2019 Solitaire du Figaro?
The Figaro class is well known as a training ground for the best shorthanded sailors in the world. Being such an expert fleet, the class is ideally suited for sailors to keep their racing skills up to scratch, their minds sharp and pushing themselves to learn more.
Many Vendee Globe skippers come though the class and compete in the fleet regularly making the Figaro an extremely high profile and notoriously tough event.
Main sail (two reef points)
Jibs: J2, J3 & storm jib
A2, A3 & A sails