Is this the future of monohull sailing? Foiling is all the rage and it looks like the world’s largest builder of sailboats is getting in on the ground floor.
Bénéteau has announced that, from 2019, Le Figaro, the French singlehanded coastal and offshore series, will celebrate its 50th anniversary by racing a new fleet of foiling monohulls built by the French giant. The announcement concludes much speculation about the replacement for the Figaro 2 that was introduced in 2003. There seemed little doubt that, whatever the Figaro 3 was, it would be a foiler, but many expected the replacement to follow the vogue for foiling multihulls. Check out the amazing photos and write up here.