The Tour de France a la voile is all set to celebrate its 40th edition in 2017. This race was created by Bernard Decree in the year 1978. A lot of French legends like Jean-Pierre Dick, Eric Tabarly, Michel Desjoyeaux, Armel Le Cleac’g, François Gabart and Loïck Peyron have been part of the history of this prestigious race. The Tour de France a la Voile is all about the sailors and not the boats. There are 8 classes that have served this race since its inception in 1978.
In 2017, the Tour de France a la Voile has plans to visit some of the most attractive offshore with more time to be spent along the North-West coastline. There will be two stops in Normandy: Jullouville and Fecamp. It will be the first time that the TFV visits these stops.