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01 - 13 April 2019
Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France

Sardinha Cup

First offshore race for the Figaro BENETEAU 3

The Sardinha Cup, from 26 March to 13 April 2019, will launch the 2019 French Offshore Racing Championship! This new double-handed race is the first on the new Figaro BENETEAU 3 and it will line up over 50 racers at  the starting line in the port of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. The race is organized by   Team Vendée Formation, which provides unique support and training in the sailing profession.



The Sardinha Cup is open to all the Figaro BENETEAU 3 boats complying with 2019 Figaro Class rules and it is the first event in the French “Elite Offshore racing ” championship. It will be followed by the Solo Maître Coque and the  Solitaire Urgo le Figaro. The race village will open officially on 26 March 2019, at Port la Vie, where the teams will be presented. Over a week, you can learn more about the sailing professions and the boat industry.  



BENETEAU is providing two speedboats  – the Antares 36 and Barracuda 8 – which will embark journalists to report on the sailing yachts at the finish.

Blocs :


March 30

Start of the Vendée Warm Up
Sailing between 140 and 200 miles
Prize-giving on 31 March

From 02 to 06 April

Start of Big race No. 1
Sailing between 550 and 800 miles
Prize-giving on 07 April

 From 09 to 12 April

Start of Big race No. 2
Sailing between 390 and 550 miles
Prize-giving on 12 April

13 April

Prize-giving of the 1st event of the French Championship
Gala evening