2017 sailing race diary
This year, the Multi50 trimaran and the Mini 6.50 prototype will be sailing the seas in the Arkema colors: expect plenty of passion and sporting action!
Arkema Multi50 trimaran
Grand Prix Guyader
3 to 7 May | #GrandPrixGuyader
The Grand Prix Guyader brings together sailors from several disciplines in the Bay of Douarnenez (Brittany).
La Trinité – Ar Men – Ile d'Yeu – La Trinité (France)
25 to 28 May | #ArMenRace
Off the Bay of Biscay (southern Brittany), the ArMen Race is a non-stop 320 mile costal course, open to both sailing professionals and amateurs.
22 to 25 June | #RecordSNSM
The 2017 edition of Record SNSM promises to be exceptional! The Multi50 Arkema trimaran will be sailing alongside a giant of the sea, the ocean liner Queen Mary 2.
Trophée Prince de Bretagne Sud Goëlo
Saint-Quay Portrieux (France)
25 to 27 August | #TrophéePDB
Mixing speed runs and coastal courses off the Côtes d'Armor, this sailing competition is an essential event for skippers in the Multi50 class.
Le Havre (France) – Salvador de Bahia (Brazil)
Departure 5 November | #TJV2017
The legendary Route du café is a 4,350 mile race across the Atlantic. Lalou Roucayrol will be sailing double-handed on board the Multi50.
Arkema 3 Mini 6.50 prototype
Lorient Bretagne Sud Mini
Lorient – Pornichet (France)
8 to 9 April | #LBSM
For this double-handed ocean race, Lalou Roucayrol will accompany Quentin Vlamynck on board the Mini 6.50 Arkema 3. Our unique power duo will tackle a 150 mile course around the Morbihan islands.
Pornichet Select 6.50
Departure and arrival at Pornichet (France)
22 to 25 April | #PornichetSelect
A 300 mile solo race, the Select 6.50 takes place in the Bay of Pornichet.
Mini en Mai
Departure and arrival at La Trinité-sur-Mer (France)
9 to 14 May | #MiniEnMai
The Mini en Mai is a solo race sailing from La Trinité-sur-Mer with a varied 500 mile route between the Bay of Quiberon, the Glénans and the island of Ré.
Trophée Marie-Agnès Péron
Departure and arrival at Douarnenez (France)
8 to 11 June | #TrophéeMAP
The MAP trophy is disputed by skippers from the Mini 6.50 class over a 220 mile technical route, sailing solo. Between the Iroise Sea and southern Brittany, the race course, punctuated by delicate points, will require unwavering attention from Quentin Vlamynck!
La Rochelle (France) – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) – Le Marin (Martinique)
Departure 1st October | #MiniTransat
The smallest ocean racing boats will have to tackle 4,500 miles in this solo race, which entails two stages. The first covers La Rochelle to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Canaries archipelago. The second, which is the main stage, sets off from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria early November, with sailing across the finish line at Marin in Martinique expected in mid-November.