solo dreams

This gorgeous promo video gives a look at the biggest solo one-design racing fleet in the world as they ramp up for the Solitaire Du Figaro; probably one of the toughest competitions to win in all of sailing.  And this year’s event will be even tougher thanks to the addition of downsizing superstars like Michel Desjoyeaux, Armel Le Cle’ach, Jeremie Beyou, and Yann Elies.  An incredible 40 skippers will race around 1500 miles in stages from the June 2 start in Bordeaux to the finish in Dieppe, and with the organizers making at least a rudimentary effort to keep us anglos informed, we encourage you to check out the site and follow one of the sport’s most competitive and exciting events.