La Solitaire-Urgo Le Figaro to set off for leg 1

Le Figaro

The main event for the Figaro, La Solitaire-Urgo Le Figaro will set off on Sunday June 2nd from Nantes, France, with the first leg to Kinsale in Ireland, before returning to Roscoff and Dieppe over the next three legs.

The Solitaire is considered to be a challenging and demanding competition on every level, psychologically, physically and tactically. 47 skippers aboard their new Beneteau Figaro 3 hydrofoils will be in the starting blocks to win this 50th edition.

La Solitaire-Urgo Le Figaro


  • Ice


    Eddy Lekens, Ice for his sailing friends, started sailing at the age of 9 and soon started racing with keelboats with his parents. He is the founder and owner of ClubRacer, one of Europe's most popular sailing websites. Eddy Lekens was in 2004 awarded for "best offshore sailor of The Netherlands" for his results with the Audi sailing team. His other passion away from sailing is being a omnichannel ecommerce consultant.