THE CITY OF DEAUVILLE RENEWS ITS SUPPORT TO ÉRIC DELAMARE

On Saturday, February 23rd 2019, the city council of Deauville and several members of the Deauville Yacht Club participated to the launch of the new boat of Eric Delamare, the Figaro III.

© Naïade Plante
© Naïade Plante
© Alexis Courcoux

He was ranked 22nd at the 2018 Championship, and will participate to the Figaro-class races in 2019. The City of Deauville has been supporting the young skipper since 2017. It has been long committed to support young talents – mainly in the cultural field through the Planche(s) Contact Festival or the Easter Festival. Encouraging sport and access to culture are the main priorities of the education policy implemented on the territory.

It's a responsible commitment for this young Deauville citizen:

The City of Deauville and the Deauville Yacht Club will give their financial contribution. In return, Eric Delamare commits to:
- bear the coulours of Deauville on his boat;
- share his experience on Deauville social sites and networks, in collaboration with the City and the DYC;
- organize exchanges with Deauville's students: children of Fracasse school, young licence holders of the DYC, high-school students and members of the UNSS voile and future students of the sport sailing section of the Maurois high school.

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Éric Delamare

A young Norman skipper

2019 agenda of races


26/04 > 5 /05: SOLO MAITRE COQ
10 > 16/05: SOLO CONCARNEAU (under certain conditions)
27/05 > 30/06: SOLITAIRE URGO LE FIGARO
21/07 > 18/08: DOUARNENEZ HORTA DOUARNENEZ
1er > 14/09: TOUR DE BRETAGNE (double-handed)

The Figaro III: a new-generation boat

The new Figaro Bénéteau 3 boat succeeds the Figaro Bénéteau II boat designed by Marc Lombard, operational since 2003 with about one hundred specimens. It will be launched in 2019 and participate to several Figaro-class races.  
It is the first production foiling one-design monohull ever to be designed. A distillation of technology and innovation, it results from a collaboration between group BENETEAU’s best experts and the Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prévost (VPLP) office, the architects of the two last boats to win the Vendée Globe.
It was provided by Top Marine company, Bénéteau distributor in Deauville and prepared by his owner, Eric Delamare.