The races are organised to ensure the best visibility possible to enable the general public to follow them, while respecting the sporting requirements of such an event.
The format for the races will thus be drawn up around a common idea: races taking place as close to the shore as possible, routes determined that very morning, according to weather conditions. In this way, the excitement is guaranteed and the public will enjoy it just as much as the participants.
Towards the northwest: The Barfleur Race will mark the northern boundary for the Raid Bleu Normandie. Its powerful currents can lead to very choppy seas, where the technical differences between the competitors will be decisive.
Towards the southeast: Omaha Beach and the Port-en-Bessin inlet will mark the eastern limit of the races. Thus, the courses will offer excellent conditions on a sail area protected from the westerly swell.
To finish, as in 2007, a major race will be organised around the Saint-Marcouf Islands. This event, which was the highlight of the first Raid Bleu Normandie will be run again. Maybe, one day, the big race around the Saint-Marcouf Islands will become the " Fastnet " of the Raid Bleu Normandie?
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