Something new on the Solitaire in 2024. This Saturday, OC Sport Pen Duick and Paprec, Partner of the race, are innovating “by offering from 2024 the possibility for everyone to participate double-handed in the first stage of the historic French sailing race” , as announced in the press release.
Named “L'ÉTAPE by La Solitaire”, the latter will be contested in Figaro BENETEAU 3 on the same course as the rest of the fleet. Pre-registrations are already open. The mission of this approach is “to attract and train a new generation of BENETEAU Figaro skippers”. Duos, the minimum number of which has been set at five, will benefit from reduced registration fees (€500 excluding tax) and a specific ranking.
“The Figaro group is proud to be able to open a stage to new sailors who will come and rub shoulders with the elite of single-handed racing,” indicates Éric Savant-Ros, Vice-President of METEO Consult and Figaro Nautisme, Figaro group. The objective of introducing the demands of this Solitaire is consistent with a progressive approach, where new sailors in double crews will be able to come and test their motivations without possible confusion with the flagship event. This is an opportunity for Le Figaro to be able to carry even further through its articles and reports the human values of sailing and more broadly of boating on all of its media. »