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School days, the spirit of transmission

1094 primary (816), middle school (218), and high school (60) students 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 from 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

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The sailing and math program

Developing water sports involves training and accessibility. In Deauville, the City, the Deauville Yacht Club sailing school and the UNSS (National Union of School Sports) 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 the students of the second and first year of the scientific section of the Deauville high school, at the request of the Rectorat. For the latter, the objective is to learn how to prepare one's 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 for a lifeguard diploma. This requires three extra hours of sports per week in their school schedule. A partnership with the City has been established to provide the graduates with summer beach lifeguard positions. It is possible that this program will lead to departmental meetings on the theme of marine rescue and relief.

More info on the sailing and math program: see the video.


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