Solitaire du Figaro Dun Laoghaire Stopover - Teaser video released!!!

For a taste of the action and what to expect next August!!!!

La Solitaire du Figaro 2011: strong potential line up of 71 pre-entries

With 71 pre-entries, including 24 rookies, an increasing number of non-French sailors and some big names in offshore racing, La Solitaire du Figaro Figaro, promises to deliver exceptional racing for the 42nd edition of the race over the 1,695 mile-course.

La Solitaire du Figaro coming to Dun Laoghaire in 2011

In a major announcement for Dun Laoghaire sailing a top French fixture involving 50 single handed yachts will visit the east coast port next Summer. Dun Laoghaire will be the only stop over outside France for next year’s prestigious La Solitaire du Figaro race.

The race is regarded as one of the world’s solo sailing […]

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Short-handed forum

With over 85 expressions of interest and some 35 sailors of all ages gathering in the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin on Wednesday the 16th December to meet, discuss and commit to short handed yacht racing in Ireland, it looks like this type of sailing is going to become a prominent feature on […]

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Figaro Solo 2007 day by day with Paul O'Riain

In 2007, after many years competing in sailing races and logging 18,000 miles sailing offshore, I was looking for something different.  I decided to try fulfill a long held ambition to try my hand at solo sailing and entered “La Solitaire Afflelou le Figaro” or the Figaro as most people call it.

The Figaro in 2007 […]

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