Solitaire du Figaro is coming to Torquay

Solitaire du Figaro is coming to Torquay

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There are just three days to go until the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire Race Village opens on Beacon Quay, Torquay.

FIGARO_LEG3_START_130613_IMG-4030_BCOn Wednesday 17 June, the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire Race Village will be open to the public on Beacon Quay, Torquay. Open weekdays from 1100 until 2100 (17–19 June) and 1000 until 2230 on the weekend (20–21 June), the Race Village is free to the public and boasts a range of fun activities to keep the whole family entertained. With try sailing, food experiences, expert sailing talks, live music, martial arts displays and workshops, magic shows, an 80s disco, face painting, a bar, a climbing wall, food market and fireworks – there really is something for everyone in the Race Village.

Watch and download the event promo video HERE, created by local media partner to the event Original Concept Productions.


Ladies Day – 1300, Thursday 18th June

Dig out your best hat and get down to the Race Village on Thursday 18 June, because it’s Ladies’ Day! In line with Royal Ascot Gold Cup, ladies (and gents if they please) are encouraged to don their most impressive headgear and get down to the Solitaire du Figaro Race Village for a Ladies’ Day parade. Registration for the competition starts at 1300 at the Palm 105.5 FM DJ booth next to the stage, followed by a Ladies’ Day parade and photo call at 1400. The lady with the best hat will win a bottle of Pol Roger Champagne for her and her friends to enjoy. Cream Tea will be available in the Race Village, as well as ice cold drinks at the bar. Media partner to the event, Palm 105.5 FM, will host the day and provide the sound track to the afternoon. Following Ladies Day, Palm will carry on spinning the discs into the night, hosting an 80s night in the Race Village – 1930 until 2100. Come on down and boogie!


AY7Q6018Pro-Am Race – 1500, Friday 19th June

On Friday 19 June at 1500, a Pro-Am race will take place in Tor Bay. The Solitaire competitors will be joined on board their Figaros by media and guests in a once in a lifetime opportunity for amateurs to rub shoulders with the crème de la crème of the sailing world – visit for more info. Providing an exclusive insight into the sport of solo sailing and Figaro racing, the Pro-Am race is the equivalent to a weekend golfer going a round with Rory Mcilroy, or taking on Lewis Hamilton on the track. The Tor Bay Pro-Am race promises to be an exciting event, whether you’re on land or at sea.

See our “Where to Watch” map on the event website for the best places to catch the action.

alexis-courcoux-150522sol-1511The Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire Race Village will open at 1100 on Wednesday 17 June.

See the full event schedule and more on the Official Torbay Stopover website –

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