The Race


As the Solitaire URGO Le Figaro prepares to enter a new era this year with the introduction of the new Figaro Bénéteau 3, below are details of the course for this 50th anniversary edition.

For the first time in its history the race will depart from the historic Brittany town of Nante and for the first time in 10-years, the solo skippers will head to the port of Kinsale in Ireland. From there, and after a loop of the Irish Sea by-passing the isle of Man, the city of Roscoff will welcome the fleet. A loop of the channel will see the skippers retuning to Roscoff, before setting off on the final gruelling leg to Dieppe - via two channel crossings.​

Edition 2019

Leg 1

Nantes to Kinsale

Leg 2

Kinsale to Roscoff

Leg 3

Roscoff to Roscoff

Leg 4

Roscoff to Dieppe

The Boat


Hull length: 9.75 m
Waterline length: 9 m
Max beam: 3,47 m
Deep: 2,5 m
Light displacement: 2 900 kg


Mainsail: 39,5 m²
Genoa: 30,5 m²
Solent: 24m²
Large spinnaker area: 105 m²
Large top rigging spinnaker area: 78 m²
Gennak code 5: 65 m²
Mast: 13,76 m