Golfe du Morbihan-Vannes Agglomération gathers 34 towns and counts 170 000 inhabitants. It includes Vannes, the second city of the department in number of inhabitants.
Largest urban area of Morbihan, it covers 807 km² and 423 km of coast; nautical territory par excellence. Communauté d’agglomération la plus étendue du Morbihan, elle s’étend sur 807 km² et 423 kms de côtes ; territoire nautique par excellence.
With a diversified economic fabric of 17,000 companies gathering more than 70,000 jobs, this multiform territory benefits from a dynamic ecosystem with 5 key sectors supported by national and international leaders in the following fields :
- Transport and logistics
- ICT and software packages
This last sector is particularly dynamic whether for recreational or competition sailing.
Major international operators such as Plasmor, Bic Sport, Multiplast, North Sails … were born or developed on Golfe du Morbihan-Vannes Agglomération. Numerous racing boats have been designed or manufactured in Vannes thanks to famous naval architects such as Finot-Conq and VPLP.
Favorable territory to creation, the area welcomes innovative companies in the yachting sector: Heol composites, Tiwal, Naviwatt, saddlery Nautic Aer …
In connection with the nautical ecosystem, Golfe du Morbihan-Vannes Agglomération leads a project of attractiveness and professionalization of young skippers of the territory, in partnership with the Geyer Frères establishments and their brand Lorina as part as a public/private partnership.
Thus, the Lorina Golfe du Morbihan Team participates since 2016 in the « Tour de France à la Voile » and enjoys a beautiful record : a victory in professional in 2016, another in youth in 2017.
The « Tour de France à la Voile » will also stop on July 15th, 2018 in Baden.
Discover the program of the Golfe du Morbihan-Vannes Agglomération Tour
8:30 am 9:30 am
Departure from Lorient – Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly
Presentation of the yachting sector : key indicators, flagship companies, innovations, etc.
9:30 am 10:15 am
Visit of North Sails, sailmaker :
Founded by Lowell North in San Francisco in 1957, North Sails is specialized in the manufacture of sails for racing and leisure boats, surf boards and wings for kite-surfs. Its research and development center is based in Vannes.
10:25 am 11:25 am
Visit of Multiplast,
carbon boatbuilder :
Created in 1981, Multiplast specializes in composite and carbon materials for the civilian, military, aeronautics, space and competitive boat building industries. It designs and builds multihulls and monohulls in high-tech composite materials.
11:30 am 12:15 am
Visit of VPLP Design, naval architecture and design office :
VPLP Design is a world-renowned international team of designers and naval architects based in France, designing sailing and motor boats throughout the world for 30 years.
12:30 am 01:00 pm
Pitch of Heol Composites, manufacturer of high performance carbon parts :
This company designs and produces high-performance, innovative carbon composite parts for competitive sailing, motor racing, industry and aeronautics. The company has been renowned in the competitive sailing sector since 2002.
01:00 pm 02:00 pm
provided by Golfe du Morbihan-Vannes Agglomération
Drop off in Lorient – Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly
This is a FREE guided tour !
Golfe du Morbihan-Vannes 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
After your registration, within a month before the tour, you will received an email with all practical details.