At 16:00 local time this Saturday the third stage of La Solitaire du Figaro will start, however this time the course will stay inshore, running along the coast for 492 miles from Dunkirk to Saint Nazaire. This race will provide a cocktail of navigational challenges as the skippers must decide on how best to navigate past headlands, islands, rocks, fishermen, and currents. Sound tactics and strategy will be a continual pressure for the fleet who must manage themselves well to endure these obstacles for several days…

La Solitaire du Figaro - Stage 3 race route

La Solitaire du Figaro – Stage 3 race route

How to Follow

Follow Sharp’s journey as he takes on what has been referred to by Vendée Globe winners as the hardest race in the world, La Solitaire du Figaro.


Leg one:

  • Saint Brieuc – Fastnet Rock – Saint Brieuc
  • Sunday 30th August 13:00 CEST – Thursday 03rd September
  • 642 nm

Leg two:

  • Saint-Brieuc – Dunkerque (route amended due to weather)
  • Sunday 06th September 11:00 CEST – Tuesday 08th September
  • 404 nm

Leg 3:

  • Dunkerque – Saint-Nazaire
  • Saturday 12th September 16:00 CEST (adjusted from 17:00) – Tuesday 15th September
  • 492 nm (adjusted from 504 nm)

Leg 4:

  • Saint-Nazaire – Saint-Nazaire
  • Friday 18th September 18:30 CEST – Saturday 19th September
  • 183 nm