Taversham’s Wine Auctioneers is sponsoring Ben Beasley Sailing in La Solitaire du Figaro, the unofficial world championships of solo offshore racing. The race starts on Sunday 27th August to 13th September 2023 and consists of three stages, over 1850 miles. It starts from the Channel port of Caen (Calvados) and finishes three weeks later on the Loire Atlantic coast at Piriac-sur-Mer (Loire-Atlantique). It takes the solo racers to stopovers in Kinsale (Ireland) and the Bay of Morlaix (Finistère). More than 30 solo skippers are expected to compete on what remains the ultimate annual solo racing multi-stage offshore race.