BENETEAU renews its partnership with the Solitaire Urgo Le Figaro
Historical brand and the group’s founder, BENETEAU has always been a frontrunner of the leisure craft industry. Over 45 models in world-leading ranges, some of which are legendary, offer a variety of boating programmes and performances. They are spurred on by just one idea: to innovate as many processes as possible and produce a dream avant-garde boat within everyone’s reach.
The 2019 Solitaire is leading event of the Figaro BENETEAU circuit and the first to be raced on the Figaro Beneteau 3. The new foiling one-design, developed by top experts from Groupe Beneteau’s Racing Division and its partners, is a distillation of cutting-edge technology, promising truly great sensations in the pure tradition of offshore racing. This new boat has completely changed the face of the Solitaire by bringing back some of the best offshore racing sailors, who have marked the history of the event.
For the 19th year running, BENETEAU has chosen to back upcoming racers and will sponsor the rookie ranking, known as the BENETEAU Bizuths Ranking. They will provide funding for the first rookie to win each leg and the overall ranking. BENETEAU will also be providing the organizers with powerboats and drivers to embark print media and audio-visual journalists on the French legs of the race.
So, the BENETEAU teams are incredibly proud and happy to be at the start of the race, which will take place in Nantes, a short distance from the Figaro Beneteau 3 production site. It should be an exciting event and offer a wonderful new chapter in the history of offshore racing.