French yachtsman Armel Le Cléac'h is going back to his sailing roots this season as he takes on the legendary Solitaire du Figaro – the de facto proving ground for solo ocean racing skippers – for the first time in six years.
Le Cléac'h has won the Solitaire twice – in
British sailor Will Harris has had a busy start to 2019.
Since he moved to northern France a couple of months ago to take delivery of his brand-spanking new Bénéteau Figaro 3 Harris has been flat out getting the boat commissioned and branded in its Hive Energy livery – to
An interesting video featuring action from a French training session in the new Figaro 3 foiling one-design monohull ahead of the first event of the 2019 Figaro season – the double-handed Sardinha Cup scheduled to take place from March 26 to April 13.
Good to see all of the crews –
After 30 years backing professional sailing French banking group Banque Populaire reconfirmed its commitment to the sport in spectacular fashion with the announcement of three major new campaigns – all involving long-time skipper Armel Le Cléac’h.
As well as committing to building a new Ultim maxi-trimaran for Le Cléac’h to be
A new race format named Formula Foil Ocean Racing Championship (FFORC) with a minimum of 10 teams, sailing 10 races over 10,000nm in Beneteau Figaro 3 offering a total prize fund of £80,000 for the winners has been announced for 2020.
Racing in identical Beneteau Figaro 3 yachts FFORC has been