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A sporting tradition

If the Morny basin was created to promote the establishment of a port economy, boating appeared in Deauville in 1880. The English nobles of the time came in sailboats and steam yachts: the Star of India, the Sona, or the Cutty Sark are then the names of the most famous boats moored in the Morny Basin.
The life of the Deauville Yacht Club (created in 1928) was then in full swing with the Blue and White lunches which brought together to the club a number of yachtmen and their friends. "Stars" of sailing at the time came to sail in Deauville: Franck Guillet and his 8m JI Coq Gaulois, Virginie Hériot and his 6m JI Petite Aile, Serge Paulmier and his cruiser Solveig II, Philippe de Rothschild and his Cupid Crazy or the Olympic champion Jacques Lebrun. A craze that stopped during the war years and resumed in 1947. On several occasions, we hosted the French Dragon Championship, the French Shark Championship, the International Nautical Rally of the Touring Club of France. The year 1962 saw the creation of a great classic: the Cowes - Deauville race
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ALSO VIEW THE PHOTORAMA OF THE BEGINNING OF THE CENTURY

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1250 berths

Well located on the English Channel, Deauville is an essential stopover whether you come from Great Britain, the North Sea or the Channel Islands. With its 1 berths spread over two ports, the city is in second place among the Bas-Norman ports in terms of reception capacity, the first being Cherbourg,

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A port in the city center - the municipal port

In the heart of Deauville, 300 meters from Place Morny, and opposite the SNCF train station. Nearly 400 boats park there year-round. The Deauville Yacht Club runs the regatta program, a dozen from April to October and manages its sailing school on sail, the only one in Calvados.

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Port-Deauville - the 2nd port

Spread over an area of ​​more than 10 hectares, protected by a breakwater breakwater in a granite block 770 meters long, this port is accessible 16 hours a day. Its bold architecture was imagined in the 70s on the concept of marinas.

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The Presqu'île, the new nautical district

Around the Morny Basin, the Touques Peninsula attracted factories and merchant depots from 1865, creating an industrial zone. The interwar period was conducive to this development. Today this 6 hectare district is totally unused and fallow land. To reclaim this territory, ideally located between the sea, Touques and the city center, the City of Deauville has launched a major urban reconstruction project. The challenge is to transform this territory into a lively district all year round, with its activities and places of conviviality for all Deauvillais, while integrating it into its natural and urban environment. The development of public spaces is now almost complete, while two builders have started the construction of buildings, houses, shops and workspaces that will enliven the neighborhood.

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The Deauville Yacht Club, the sports club

With the mission of animating the municipal port, the Deauville Yacht Club, accompanied by the City of Deauville organizes from April to October fifteen regattas each year. The Club also occasionally hosts national or international competitions, such as the J80 French Cup in 2010, or the 505 international cup, the king of dinghies. In 2013, a stage of the Tour de France sailing stopped over in Deauville. In 2016, the Deauville Yacht Club will host the Figaro Classic for the first time, which will bring together Figaro 1s over four rounds.

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The international open of Dragon

Deauville hosts the Dragon International Open every year. For 4 days, in June, competitors from England, Belgium, Holland and of course from France compete on so-called "banana" courses, that is to say on buoys set against the wind. In the 60s, Deauville was one of the main bases of French Dragon.

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La Cowes- Deauville, fiftieth regatta

In the footsteps of the many sailors who, for more than a century, have participated in Deauville in international rallies, we have been sailing every year in June between Cowes and Deauville for more than 50 years. A regatta organized by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, the Royal London Yacht Club, the Junior Offshore Group, the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Deauville Yacht Club with the support of the City of Deauville, since 1962 around a hundred crews British and French. The challenge: cross the English Channel at night, from Cowes to Deauville.

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La Solitaire anchored in Deauville for 3 years

"La Figaro" brings the very special aura of a race that brings out the best sailors and strategists with the same boat, on an equal footing. This legendary race departs from Deauville three times, in 2014, 2016 and 2018. It is a new direction for the city which turns its face even more resolutely towards the sea. It asserts a nautical identity as much as seaside, cultural or tourist. It clearly aims to forge a reputation as a benchmark maritime and sporting destination on the west coast of the Channel. A home base and port of call for sailors around the world.

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A nautical department

12 marinas and more than 4 rings, 000 stations labeled France Station Nautique, a hundred providers of sports activities, Calvados is a nautical department of an incredible variety. To enjoy, download the nautical activities brochure HERE and HERE, that of the ports.

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