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AMAZING NEWS - Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard Cachemire

Posted on May 10th 2015 by

The Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard Cachemire is coming to Torquay!!!

I have known about this for a few months now but finally I can rave about a fantastic event coming to Torquay now that the full schedule has been released. We have already taken a large amount of early bookings here at The Meadfoot Bay Hotel in Torquay in anticipation of a sell out week. Excitement is already building and we cannot wait for this event to start.

The Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard Cachemire stopover is a world class sailing event that will be taking place in Torbay from Wednesday 17th June 2015 - 21st June 2015. For anyone who is not to familiar with the race it is now in its 46th year and is one of the worlds high caliber sporting events and known in many circles as the unofficial world championships of solo offshore racing. Taking part will be 40 of the world's top offshore sailors who will start the race in Bordeaux on Sunday 31st May 2015. The event is held over four stages between five European host venues which includes for the first time in the races history racing and docking in Torbay. 

To celebrate this fantastic event coming to our shores there are some amazing events being held around Torbay that are completely free of charge and will prove a brilliant day out for both locals and visitors to Torquay and Torbay. Below is the event programme whick kick starts on Wednesday 17th June 2015.

Wednesday 17th June 2015

  • Race Village officially opens
  • Race Village - Ready, Steady, Cook!
  • Cooking Demos by South Devon College
  • Live Music and entertainment all day
  • 'Oarsome Buoys" Rowing Challenge

Thursday 18th June 2015

  • Boat Arrivals
  • Ladies Day 
  • Pony Petting Zoo
  • Tour of the Figaro
  • Live music and entertainment all day

Friday 19th June 2015

  • Figaro Racing in the Bay and Pro-Am Race
  • Race Village - Ready, Steady, Cook!
  • Story of the Solitaire
  • Live Pro-Am Race
  • Pro-Am Price Giving
  • Live Music and Entertainment all day

Saturday 20th June 2015

  • Sailing experiences for all
  • Devon food market
  • Expert Sailing Talks
  • Face Painting, Magic Shows and Stilt Walking
  • Devon Cream Tea Record attempt
  • Live Music & Entertainment all day
  • PUBLIC FIREWORKS

Sunday 21st June 2015

  • Race Day
  • Blessing of the fleet - multi faith service
  • Live race commentary
  • Shaolin Martial Arts Team display
  • Figaros leave the harbour to embark on Leg 4 of the Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard Cachemire
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