Sandrine Boyer Engel

1094 students from primary school (816), middle school (218), and high school (60) will participate in the two school days in the Solitaire village.

Accompanied by their teachers, a program of discovery of the race, of sailing and meetings with the skippers are organized. A common feature of many events organized in Deauville, the City of Deauville organizes these school days in order to encourage young people to access different sporting and cultural worlds. Throughout the year, the City has chosen to support the training of young people on liveaboards through its sailing school. It has been particularly sensitive to the program of the newcomers of the Solitaire which allows young skippers to leave for the first time in solo on its course.

They will come from sometimes far away to enjoy the village of the Solitaire: from the Deauvillais establishments and the nearby communes of course (Saint Arnoult, Tourgéville, Dives-sur-Mer, Lisieux) but also from Pont Audemer, Deville-les-Rouen, Eu, Evreux, Bernay or even La Ferté Macé


Developing sailing involves training and accessibility. In Deauville, the City, the Deauville Yacht Club sailing school and the Union Nationale du Sport Scolaire have worked together to create a year-round learning program for high school students. A program that takes into account all ages and all the activities offered by the coastline. The program is supported by the City's sports educators and the high school teachers who are committed to opening all doors to their students. The teachers have taken the learning of sailing to its logical conclusion by combining the sea outings with mathematics and physics. After a theoretical course on vectors (speed and wind), the students put the teaching into practice on the boat. In 2009, the "Sailing and Math" program was imposed on all students in the scientific section of the Deauville high school at the request of the Rectorat. For these students, the objective is to learn how to prepare their route and to race in total autonomy.

High school students can go further. As part of a new sports section that opened at the beginning of the school year, they can choose to prepare a lifeguard diploma. This requires an additional 3 hours of sports per week in their school schedule. A partnership with the City has been established so that the young graduates can benefit from the beach lifeguard positions in the summer. It is possible that this program will lead to departmental meetings on the theme of sea rescue and relief.

More information on the "Sailing and Maths" program: see the video.


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