The Bay of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany will host the start of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro for its 51st edition on 30 August 2020, it has been announced.
As Sail World reports, the schedule for next year’s Figaro was moved forward to August and September in line with the season’s event schedule that’s making room for the Olympic Games in Tokyo from July to early August.
The offshore challenge returns to the Côtes d’Armor for the race start after what OC Sport Pen Duick president Hervé Favre described as an “excellent” stopover in the 2018 edition.
It’s been revealed that the race village in Saint-Quay-Portrieux will open to the public from 26 August until the race gets under way.
Race organisers OC Sport Pen Duick are also hosting the iconic Transat AG2R La Mondiale in the weeks before the Olympics window, for which a serious pitch is being made for mixed two-handed crews in view of the new offshore sailing event for Paris 2024.