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THE HISTORY OF BOATING

From the beginnings of Deauville, boating took on a dominant place in the life of the city

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B. Augier

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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Two marinas

A port in the city center - the municipal port

Inaugurated in August 1866 by the Duchess of Morny, the municipal port of Bassin Morny is located in the heart of Deauville opposite the SNCF 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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