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LEG 3
ROYAN - LA TURBALLE

NUMBER OF MILES

620MN

DEPARTURE DATE

September 8th, 2024

ESTIMATED ARRIVAL

September 12th, 2024

LEG 3 DESCRIPTION 

Head for the Loire-Atlantique region for the 3rd stage between Royan and La Turballe. 

The outcome of the 55th edition of the Solitaire du Figaro Paprec will once again be played out in Loire-Atlantique, a major partner in the race, but in a new town: La Turballe. This leg will be no easy ride for the sailors, especially as the fatigue accumulated over the first two legs will add an extra layer of difficulty.

 

‘After leaving Royan, the competitors will head for England, passing off the western coast of Sein. They will then have to make a strategic choice, depending on the current and the weather, to round Ushant, either via the Fromveur Passage or via the Four off the tip of Brittany, which is always a tricky spot. They will then continue towards Skerries Bank, a port side marker located to the east of Star Point, and negotiate the currents as best they can before returning to the tip of Brittany, where the passage will be 100% free. The finish in La Turballe, where the sailors will be celebrated, will offer a magnificent spectacle! 

 

All in all, it's sure to be a thrilling match on the water, with a potential turnaround in fortunes, and a great spectacle at the start and finish of the three legs of this 2024 edition of the Solitaire du Figaro Paprec.

CROSSING POINTS

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Chaussée de Sein

Located off the coast of Brittany, it is known for its turbulent currents resulting from the meeting between the Atlantic and the Celtic Sea, creating a zone feared by sailors. Despite its wild beauty, the Chaussée de Sein remains a reminder for every sailor of the power of nature.

Photo credit: © Benoit Stichelbaut

Ouessant

Ouessant, the pearl of the Atlantic in the far west of Brittany, is a wild sanctuary where lighthouses have watched over sailors for centuries. Known for its rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and rich maritime history, this mystical island attracts travellers in search of adventure and unspoilt natural beauty.