Australia’s first Figaro Beneteau 3 arrives in Sydney
The live Australian premiere of the world’s first production foiling monohull will be held with ambassador Cecile Laguette on April 15
The first Figaro Beneteau 3 in Australia arrives in Sydney
The first Figaro Beneteau 3 in Australia has arrived in Sydney ahead of the model’s live country premiere on April 15 at 4pm (Sydney time). The yacht was sold by dealer Flagstaff Marine. During the Open Day, the Figaro Beneteau 3 will be officially presented to the public, with onboard visits and sea trials.
The Australian premiere will include presentations by naval architects Vincent Lauriot-Prévost and Daniele Capua from VPLP, product manager Luc Joessel of Beneteau, and skipper Cecile Laguette, the ambassador of the Figaro Beneteau 3 in Australia and New Zealand.
Laguette, also a naval architect, started her first Figaro race in 2016 and has competed in both the second and third generation models of a class originally launched in 1970.
Figaro Beneteau 3, which launched in 2018, is the world’s first production foiling monohull. Designed by VPLP, the model is equipped with a higher-performing ballast-free hull, a more slender and deeper keel, a setback mast, and a more extensive and larger sail plan.
The first model in Asia stopped in Hong Kong in late 2018 on its way to its home in Taiwan.
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The Beneteau Cup Hong Kong in mid-May has been billed as ‘the first sailing regatta dedicated to Beneteau owners of its kind in Asia’.