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Lorient - the Sailing Valley

Lorient is located in the very of the "Sailing Valley" , which extends from Brest to Vannes in Brittany. Today, the Lorient Kéroman Submarine Base is a place of exception entirely dedicated to sailing. It comprises three major poles: an economic hub, a tourist pole, an offshore racing pole.

It is the first European racing pole with modern and adapted infrastructure, resulting of a strong political will. The greatest French and International teams are present all year to prepare for major competitions: Jules Verne trophy, the Americas Cup, Route du Rhum, Vendée Globe,... Lorient welcomes about 50 or so skippers (Class Mini, Figaro, Class 40, IMOCA, giant multihulls,...). Accessible 24 hours a day, regardless of weather conditions, the port of the Submarine Base is in the heart of this Sailing Valley.

Lorient offers all the services allowing the skippers to prepare their sporting deadlines and races. Riggers, electronics, sailmakers, coaches, suppliers: all services are present on site.