Banque Populaire Grand Ouest, official partner of the 50th edition of the mythical Solitaire URGO Le Figaro solo yacht race

Thursday, 21 march 2019

A first! For the first time in its history, Banque Populaire Grand Ouest (BPGO) is set to officially partner the mythical Solitaire URGO Le Figaro solo yacht race.

From May 27 to June 30, BPGO will be associated with the 50th edition of this offshore race, with a particularly strong presence in two cities in the heart of the region where it operates: Nantes (from May 27 to June 2), where the race starts, and in Roscoff, the destination of one of the legs (from June 13 to 22).

The program includes a stand and activities on the different villages to highlight yachting and sailing offerings, along with other activities designed for the general public and customers. As an official partner, the regional bank is set to write a new page in its association with the sea.

Given its 30-year engagement with the whole of the yachting fraternity (clubs, leagues, support for rising talents and offshore races) and after partnering the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race in 2018, it seemed natural for BPGO to sign up with the Solitaire URGO Le Figaro solo race. The 50th anniversary of this magnificent event also promises to be unforgettable in a number of respects: an exceptional line-up comprising famous names, the arrival of the Figaro Bénéteau 3 and the publicity the event brings for the region. BGPO will naturally be there!

This latest edition of the Solitaire du Figaro also marks the 11th participation of both Banque Populaire and Armel Le Cléac’h, the winner of the previous two editions.