Races / Season 2020

**NEW RACE SCHEDULE POST COVID 19**

 

Solo Maître CoQ SOLO | 25th June - 28th June

 

DRHEAM CUP SOLO | 15th - 27h July

 

 

 

 

Concearneau SOLO | 6h August - 9th September

 

 

 

 

Solitaire du Figaro | 24th August - 20th September

 

 

 

Allmer Cup Le Havre | 5th - 17th October

 

 

The Solitaire du Figaro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Solitaire du Figaro is a tough demanding race that sees the who's who of single handed offshore sailing compete alongside some highly experienced sailors and rookies in a month long race of  four legs that covers around 2000 Miles at sea, each leg usually being of four days duration and sailed around the busy coastal waters of the English Channel, the Bay of Biscay and the Western Approaches. The navigation, tides and weather aspects make the race particularly challenging for the sleep deprived single handed sailors who are racing boat on boat against 40 fellow competitors.

 

There have been 4 people that have won the Figaro 3 times throughout its history each having campaigned for over 15 years. Philippe Poupon 1982, 1985, 1995. Michel Desjoyeaux 1992, 1998, 2007 Jérémie Beyou 2005, 2011, 2014 Yann Eliès 2012, 2013, 2015 these are just some of the legends that have come out of the Figaro.

Alan Roberts is a professional sailor who has sailed a variety of dinghy classes, sports boats and keel boats where he has gained a reputation for being a hard worker with a very focussed, methodical mind-set.

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