Brittany « mother » of offshore races

After Brest in 2021, the Pro sailing tour makes its strong come back on the Brittany coast, on the Northern coast and in the « Manche » basin. Whole Brittany will welcome the tour with 3 stops Brest, Saint Brieuc bay and Roscoff for the final race: the faithful audience keen on sensations, but also the nautical industry companies which build and equip the boats (1500), companies which train the competitors, offshore « Port la Forêt » and « Concarneau », the Brittany sailing valley made of 210 companies specialized in offshore races and their teams between Vannes , Lorient and Brest. The Nautical industry in Brittany represents 160 marinas welcoming each year 50 000 yachtsmen, 35 nautical centers and 750 service providers who offer about 4000 leisure activities a year for more than 1 Million of beginners or boat lovers followers. A complete Eco system whose motto could be: in each sailor is a budding star or an innovative contractor!

For the last episode of the second season of the Pro Sailing Tour the racers will discover a sailing mythical bay: the Bay of Morlaix. Located between the « Château du Taureau » and the island of Batz, the deep water harbor will offer its traps to the Ocean Fifty sailors’ skills.

Jérémy Bayou, Armel Le Cléac’h and more recently Charlotte Yven learned the ropes in this magnificent location which links the « Trégor » to « Haut Léon ».

« The sea is at the heart of everything and is linked to the land with the development of Brittanies Ferries bounded to the area farmers. What is better than the harbor of
« Johnnies » to celebrate the end of the race!
Roscoff town council is happy to welcome the second edition of the Pro sailing Tour. Thus, our city demonstrates its potential to welcome high-level races.

Roscoff , a city between sea and land, is pushing its coastline and its ability to promote Nautical industry as an economic , sportive and touristic leverage .
This event, accessible to everyone is giving the opportunity to meet the skippers and their teams. »

Odile Thubert Montagne
Maire de Roscoff

© photo Emmanuel Berthier

 « La municipalité de Roscoff est très heureuse d’accueillir la deuxième édition du Pro Sailing Tour. Notre ville démontre ainsi son potentiel d’accueil d’une course de haut niveau. Roscoff, cité entre terre et mer, met ainsi en avant sa façade maritime et sa capacité à promouvoir le nautisme en tant que levier économique, sportif et touristique.

Cet évènement accessible à tout public offre également à celui-ci l’occasion de rencontres avec des skippers et leurs équipes. »

Odile THUBERT MONTAGNE
Maire de Roscoff

© photo Thibault Poriel

« Brittany, nautical land, always has at heart to welcome new races on its coasts and I am glad that the second edition of the Pro Sailing Tour roots this summer in 3 of our harbors. I am more than happy that the stops and regattas remain several days in Brest, Saint Brieuc and Roscoff leaving time to the audience to walk on pontoons and seaside, to discover the places to see the boats and to meet the skippers. »

Loïg Chesnais-Girard,
Président de la Région Bretagne

« With 1400 km of coasts the « Finistère »is the quintessential nautical land. Our territory is full of emblematic locations and innovative equipment that help the sailing lovers to live and flourish.
Starting in Bonifacio the Pro Sailing tour will end in the « Finistère » and will highlight two of our most beautiful locations the harbor of Brest and the bay of Morlaix thanks to a marvelous challenge and a TV series broadcasted worldwide.

Leisure for some or job for others, sailing is a high level discipline strongly supported by the « conseil départemental » because of its values of excellence and innovation shared by the territory itself. »

Maël de Calan
Président du Conseil Départemental du Finistère

« On the 9th and 10th of July the bay of Morlaix will be happy to welcome the offshore race Cowes-Roscoff, the final of race of the second Pro Sailing Tour, an innovative and dramatic sport event.

Outstanding because 8 crews will sail on trimarans from the Ocean Fifty Class (ex multi50), exceptional, fast and performing multihulls from more than 15 meters

Innovative because the competition telling the story of an exceptional human adventure will be shot. The objective is to share with the audience a complete immersive experience close to action and emotions . The Ocean Fifty report series will be broadcast on Canal+ and will help to reach a new audience and to generalize sailing competitions.

As a partner of the event the « CCI métropolitaine Bretagne ouest » and its « délégation de Morlaix », in charge of the marina of Roscoff Bloscon, highlight the magnificent bay of Morlaix in the sportive, economical and touristic levels.
It is going to be a marvelous spotlight for our territory ! And an opportunity to promote our destination in an international way, to strengthen its appeal and to develop the French and foreign touristic frequentation. »

Jean-Paul Chapalain
Président de la CCI métropolitaine Bretagne ouest, délégation de Morlaix
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