A potted history of the Solitaire Du Figaro
For the first time in its history this summer will see the world's leading annual solo race landing in Cowes. This is being marked with 5 days of celebrations tying in to the islands Festival of the Sea celebrations. Due to the popularity of the event experts are saying over 20,000 visitors from both the island and mainland will be decending on Cowes, and many are saying this will put this town on the map.
The Solitaire Du Figaro has a long and complex history, spanning thousands of nautical miles and has had its fair share of drama.
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