After 15 years of conversion, the former submarine base in Lorient is today the first European technical offshore sailing base with a concentration of ultra-specialized nautical companies.
Named Lorient la Base, the former military site welcomes the main teams sailing in Ultim, Imoca, Figaro, Mini 6.50 … and concentrates all the know-how and the most advanced technologies in design and manufacturing of sailboats : electronic, naval architecture, shipyards, advanced sailmakers …
On their side, university platforms, technopoles and support structures work daily to facilitate the development and innovation of this powerful ecosystem.
Notice that in 2019, Lorient will reconnect to the mythical transat Lorient-Bermuda-Lorient that will make the heart of the sailing valley beat a little stronger !
Discover the program of the Lorient Agglomération Tour
8:30 am 8:50 am
Departure from Lorient – Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly
Guided tour of the offshore racing pole
Lorient La Base :
Lorient La base is an emblematic place, fully dedicated to offshore racing // Visit of infrastructure, companies, dry dock, course teams
08:50 am 09:35 am
Visit of Lorima, carbon mast builder :
Lorima is a world leader in the manufacture of carbon masts, with dual experience in racing and cruising. Based in Lorient, the company occupies a strategic position, as Lorient is the birthplace of offshore racing in France.
The Lorima carbon masts are custom-made in Lorient in an atypical building of the former submarine base.
09:40 am 10:25 am
Visit of Keroman Technologie – CDK, carbon boatbuilder :
Created in 1984, CDK Technologies has gradually become a reference in the manufacture of prototype parts and large, high-performance composite racing boats. In 2014, it built the first trimaran in the Ultime class, MACIF 100.
10:30 am 11:00 am
Coffee break and visit of Lyophilise & Co,
freeze-dried food manufacturer :
Created in 2010, this company provides all the meals virtually of ocean race teams !
11:00 am 11:45 am
Visit of Avel Robotics, automated production of high performance carbon parts in series :
Avel Robotics (ex-Absolute Composites) is a company based in Lorient specializing in the manufacture of high performance carbon-fiber parts and foils for boating using automated draping, a technique first used in the production of high performance carbon parts in series, a technology coming from the aeronautics sector.
12:00 am 12:20 am
Pitch of NKE marine electronics,
electronic equipment manufacturer :
For more than 30 years, NKE has been developing innovative navigation instruments and technologies. The products are designed to meet all levels of requirements and needs. Performance, reliability, user-friendliness and safety are the company’s goals.
12:20 am 12:40 am
Pitch of Gsea Design,
engineering firm in structural calculations :
Created in 1993, GSEA Design specializes in structural calculations to design and build reliable and innovative composite structures for the sailing sector. The company has been growing for over twenty years, designing masts, daggerboards, wings and foils for the largest racing yachts.
12:40 am 01:00 pm
Pitch of Nautix,
marine coatings manufacturer :
Nautix is the leader in technical and innovative paint for racing yachts.
01:00 pm 02:30 pm
Provided by Lorient Agglomération
Drop off in Lorient – Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly
This is a FREE guided tour !
Lorient Agglomération staff will take care of everything !
Your registration includes :
- The ride by buses to get from Lorient to Vannes and from Vannes to Lorient
- the visits
- The lunch