Welcome to the Tour de France à la voile!
The annual yachting race around the French coast was inaugurated in 1978 and since it has reunited skippers from all over the world to compete from the English Channel to the French Riviera. Some famous skippers have taken part in the competition, like Loïck Peyron or four time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts. Despite attracting renown sailors, amateurs and students can also partake in the Tour de France à la voile.
Visiting 10 harbours along the French coast, it includes coastal stages and intensive open sea regattas. Half way through, boats are transported inland to move from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.
Relive the best moments of the Tour de France à la voile, available on Nautical Channel!
For its 38th edition, the Tour de France à la Voile has undergone a revolution. Out with the monohulls and in with the trimarans! Also, no more sailing from one venue to another, instead races will be shorter, more intense and spectacular, so the crowd will be closer to the action.
Let's relive the best moments of the Tour de France à la Voile 2015.
Welcome to Dunkirk. Over the years, the northern city and its iconic beaches have become the traditional point of departure for the Tour de France à la Voile. Some skippers already have their sights set on victory, while others are here to discover the Tour and soak up the atmosphere to learn from the best.
Let's dive into the action, on the 2016 Tour de France à la Voile!
Welcome back to Dunkirk for the 40th edition of the Tour de France à la Voile! Some of the top sailors in the world have come to northern France for the start of this unique event that brings together specialists from all disciplines. This is the perfect blend of professionals, youngsters and amateurs.
For this year's tour, the 41st edition, we are guaranteed a frenetic rush along the French coastline. 17 days of action and non-stop thrills and spills that will sail from Durkirk to Nice. Professional sailors, amateurs and students get ready to give their all and hopefully win the precious Tour de France à Voile.
Enjoy the best moments of the 2018 edition of the Tour, on Nautical Channel.
Since 1978, the Tour de France à la voile has allowed thousands of sailors to discover the French coast. This yachting race is held in July every year and links the English Channel to the French Riviera. The tour is a great offshore sailing school for amateur sailors, and a high-level competition for the great champions taking part.