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2019 Barracuda Tour: catch what you like this May!

For the second time running, the Barracuda Tour will cast off for the well-stocked waters of the Gulf of Morbihan.

The 7th event of its kind is now a big international no-kill fishing competition and continues to unite historical partners with new ones, all in really good spirit.With 40 selections organized by BENETEAU dealers throughout the world, the event sparks incredible enthusiasm and commitment among all those involved. 

 

GULF OF MORBIHAN, THE COMPETITION BOATING GROUND

With Le Crouesty as its home port, the boating ground for the competition will be the Gulf of Morbihan for the third consecutive year. “Bass is a legendary fish in the Gulf,” boasts Roland Tabart, Mayor of Arzon and Chairman of the Gulf Tourist Office. 

"The Barracuda Tour promotes no-kill fishing at sea and this has found followers among our young people, opening new leisure perspectives" Roland Tabart, Mayor of Arzon and Chairman of the Gulf Tourist Office. 

 

A COMMUNITY OF KEEN ANGLERS

Although Barracuda is close to becoming a proper noun for sport fishing, in the main, the boat owes its reputation to the Barracuda Tour. When BENETEAU launched this range in 2011, the idea of creating a community of keen anglers around it gave birth to the organization of an open competition. The boatyard’s employees and the event’s sponsors really put their backs into the organization, trailing the boats, equipping them with similar gear selected among the latest innovations and ensuring highly committed staff were on site, each taking up time and resources to contribute to the success of the Barracuda Tour.

For example, the 2019 Paimpol selection, which will be held on 13 April is already fully booked up, with 40 boats registered: “I knew the event would work from the very first year,” says Yann Plusquellec, the manager of Cras Nautique in Paimpol. My team got strongly involved and succeeded in creating a wonderful competitive spirit among amateur sea fishers in North Brittany. This year, a few owners have got together to head down to Le Crouesty, where they will compete in the Amateur Challenge on their own boat. They have come together as a team of friends, organized trailing and taken a 10-day holiday to be there. It’s really wonderful!“

 

 

ATM communication creates, prints and installs boat wraps. “The Barracuda Tour is extremely powerful visually,” says Julien Bertho, the managing director of ATM. We have 44 boat wraps lined up for 2019 and, for the first time, requests from individual owners who have registered for the Amateur Challenge to decorate their boat. Aside from the fishing, the event has taken on an unexpected creative and artistic aspect and this is really fabulous! 

 

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