THE HISTORY OF BOATING

From the beginning of Deauville, water sports have played a dominant role in the life of the town

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Although the Bassin Morny was created to promote the establishment of a port economy, the nautical industry was already present in Deauville in 1880. The English nobles of the time came in sailing ships and steam yachts: the Star of India, the Sona, or the Cutty Sark were the names of the most famous boats moored in the Bassin Morny.

The life of the Deauville Yacht Club (created in 1928) was in full swing at the time with the Blue and White lunches that brought together many yachtsmen and their friends at the club. Sailing stars of the time came to Deauville: Franck Guillet and his 8 m J.I. Coq Gaulois, Virginie Hériot and her 6 m J.I. Petite Aile, Serge Paulmier and his cruiser Solveig II, Philippe de Rothschild and his Cupidon Fou and the Olympic champion Jacques Lebrun. A craze that stopped during the war years and resumed in 1947. On several occasions, the French Dragon Championship, the French Shark Championship and the International Nautical Rally of the Touring Club of France were held. The year 1962 saw the creation of a great classic: the Cowes - Deauville race.

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Two marinas

A downtown port - the municipal port

Inaugurated in August 1866 by the Duchess of Morny, the municipal harbor of the Bassin Morny is located in the heart of Deauville opposite the train station. Nearly 400 boats are parked there all year round. The Deauville Yacht Club organizes the regatta program, about ten from April to October, and manages its sailing school, 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 made of granite blocks 770 meters long, this port is accessible 16 hours a day. Its audacious architecture was imagined in the 1970s based on the concept of marinas.

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DEAUVILLE TOURISM
Residence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
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VILLERS-SUR-MER TOURISM
Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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BLONVILLE-SUR-MER TOURISM
32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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VILLERVILLE TOURISM
40 rue du General Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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TOUQUES TOURISM
20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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TOURGÉVILLE TOURISM
Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first aid station)
14800 Tourgéville
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