Sunday June 14th




Severa teams of four Optimist boats compete in a regatta. The first team with its four boats over the finish line wins the leg. Here it’s about team spirit and working as a team rather than personal performance !





12.30 pm: ZUMBA Classe / TEAM SCA



This In-port Race takes place over an hour and is the occasion of a close battle. In-Port points although they do not enter into account for the final ranking, can make a difference in case of ex-aequo boats.  This regatta is a great show for visitors, but also a way to evaluate strenghs and state of minds among competitors. Impress your opponent is always a good way to start the very last leg of the Race.



3.30 pm : RAISING FUNDS EVENT : NAUTIC AUCTION in favor of SNSM (Emergency Rescue Volunteers at Sea)

Morbihan region is an official partner of the Lorient Stopover. It’s throwing this raising funds event in the form of a Nautic Auction. It will give everyone the opportunity to buy sailing gear from famous sailors, all this in favor of the SNSM, the emergency rescue volunteers at sea.




On this special Sunday, you’ll have the rare opportunity to witness the French Air Force Patrol maneouvring. It’s always a very popular event as it always turns out a breathtaking show. Above Lorient pontoons and the Base, the jets will execute non stop unique figures in the air, one after the other. Goose bumps garanteed!

Les Petits Débrouillards et le littoral des Loustics

Teams Pavilions


Women and children first ! Activities such as zumba or make-up for kids, conferences on various subjects (environment protection...) come discover the universe of our 100% female team! 


- Mermaid workshop : photocall, beauty salon (Demak'Up), personal tips and advices from Tena.


- Pilate classes on the main stage (with TENA partnership) :

  • at 12.30 pm on June 10th, 11th, 12th and 15th. 
  • at 11 am on June 13th and 14th 

- Zumba classes on the main stage (with Nana partnership)

  • at 6.30 pm on June 10th, 11th, 12th and 15th.
  • at 12.30 pm on June 13th and 14th.

- Ship Boy's workshop (for 5 to 10 year old kids): Construction of a paper tree made of cardboard rolls and paper flowers made of tissue. Drawing contest on the forest theme. These workshops aim to raise environment awareness among kids.

Length : 45 minutes



- Lend the planet a hand

Along the Ship Boy's workshop, a second activity is based on environmental issues. Children will be allowed to plant a tree, a highly symbolic gesture in the protection of the environment. These tree shoots will then being taken care by the city's public gardens department, in order to be replanted later on in Lorient.

Length : 10 minutes



- Radio Control Boats



- Red Cross partnership

SCA and the Red Cross gather to help people in need in the way of distributions of sanitary kits to homeless people, thus recovering some dignity and improvment of their well-being. Come and meet volunteers from the Lorient Red Cross unit, exchange with them on their actions of social services and various other campaigns. 




Among various animations in this pavillon, you'll be able to compare your sailing skills thanks to a sailing navigation simulation system. Feel the sailing throes according to your navigation choices and the wind surprises. 




Come and attend Kung-Fu shows!




Volvo Ocean Race Experience

Enter the Dome, you will learn all you need to know on Volvo Ocean Race

Come and discover in the Dome the daily life of a sailor of the Volvo Ocean Race. Among a team, you'll attend an interactive guided tour where you'll be quizzed on the race before viewing the most exciting images of the race on a wide screen.


Sneak backstage thanks to the team area visit...

Get a glimpse on the work of the onshore teams, the team mates working in the technical area during each stopover in order for the sailing team to benefit from the best tools, checks of the sails, repairs and fixes of all sorts.


Visit the semi hull of a Volvo Ocean 65 to get the real experience!

Visit, observe and learn from the exposition of the hull of a Volvo Ocean 65 cut in a half. You'll have a better idea on where and how these extreme sailors live, struggle and rest on their boat for 9 months all around the globe. Bunks, navigation table or work station, you'll see it all!




Les Mini-VOR

Grab the helm!


Open to children as well as adults, everyday you'll have possibilities to sail in the Lorient harbor on board smaller racing boats replicas. It's the occasion to experience sailing sensations if you never had the opportunity!


Booking and registration on this link : https://www.weezevent.com/mini-vor-2


A Dutch wind is blowing on Lorient's Volvo Ocean Race

During the Lorient Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race, from June 9th to the 16th, the Dutch embassy will have its own Pavilion at the Lorient BSM. Don't miss among the various animations the creature from The Hague "the beach beast"...


The Dutch pavilion wants to promote to the public the Netherlands, next stopover in the toughest offshore race.


Sharing the same passion for the ocean as the Breton, Netherlands seaze the opportunity of the Lorient stopover to share with breton's people their culture, innovating products "Dutch design" and their typical food. Visitors will be able to taste the famous caramel waffles, as well as their small crepes soufflé "poffertjes", all freshly prepared on the Race Village. Not to mention the Gouda cheese and many other dairy products from "the other country of cheeses"


The beach beast (Animaris Ordis) created by the artist Theo Jansen comes to life when the wind awakes. It will stroll along in the Village. The installation, built with yellow plastic tubes, looks like a big skeleton. As it is the case for many Dutch creations, it fears neither rain nor storms.




The Dutch pavilion will also be a meeting point for local entrepeurs in order to strengthen economical relations between France and Netherlands. Team Brunel and its skipper Bouwe Bekking will obviously have their reserved quarters in this pavilion. We are looking forward to see there Lauren Pagès, a French member of team Brunel (injured in Auckland).


In this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dutch sailors are present in three teams : Team Brunel, team SCA and Team Vestas (back in the race in Lisboa) 


Team Jolokia

Come discover this unusual project aboard a former Volvo Ocean Race boat.  The crew is entirely based on diversity (disabled, valid, men, women, young, old…) and decided to use their differences as an asset.

Lorient, an open access

Pontoons are open to the public (except during boarding hours of the racing crews) and they are the unique occasion to come and admire those racing beasts and, who knows, exchange a few words with the technical staff or the sailing crew of the racing teams…


"Franck Cammas by Yvan Zedda" Photography Exhibition

15 years of friendship in pictures

From June 5th to September 20th, 2015, come admire all the photos celebrating 15 years of friendship between the photographer Yvan Zedda and the famous skipper Franck Cammas.

Located in Fort du Loc’h, at Guidel
Open 2-7 pm every day except Tuesdays.

Free of charge

Visit aboard Tara

This schooner has sailed 300 000 kilometers over all the oceans and led 10 expeditions in order to study and communicate on the impact of the climate changes and the ecological crisis facing the Ocean, all with concrete results.


Tara Expeditions rallies also to raise environmental awareness among the public and youngsters. Thanks to its consultative status for the UN, Tara also brings to the attention its appeal to get the our societies involved and incites decision makers to concretely progress towards solutions required by our planet .  


The boat is open for visits Saturday, June 13th and Sunday June 14th, from 10 am to 1 pm, and 2.30 till 6.30 pm.



The Submarine compound

Visit the biggest German submarine compound ever built during Second World War and discover how Lorient found itself in the heart of the Atlantic Battle. A guided tour is available in order to learn everything about the construction, the history and the life of this strategic site. You will even have access to the biggest blockhouse: bloc K3


Guided tour everyday at 3pm.

Ticket office and meeting point for the tour at the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly
Limited number of participants to the tour.





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