Offshore racing training base

Over the past twenty years or so, the former submarine base has been transformed into a unique hub dedicated to ocean racing, which has become a world reference. The most famous skippers have chosen Lorient La Base as their home port or place of technical preparation. All the ingredients are in place to support the world's leading sailing teams.

Offshore racing training base

After 20 years of conversion, the former submarine base, now known as “Lorient La Base”, is now considered the leading international technical base for ocean racing.

Infrastructure and services dedicated to ocean racing

Accessible in all weathers and at any time of the year, the Offshore Racing Centre (Pôle course au large) is a unique site in Southern Brittany! The teams at the training base offer racers a wide range of logistical services ashore and afloat.

Afloat, the centre benefits from over a kilometre of pontoons dedicated to ocean racing, large, comfortable and easy-to-access purlins up to 70 feet on catways and 40 metres in length, heavy breakwaters protecting the harbour from prevailing winds, water and electricity on pontoons, and a fuel station.

Ashore, a 4,000 m² quay (with water and electricity) and a 600 m² careening area, combined with handling solutions including a crane capable of lifting up to 5 tons and a travel-lift with a capacity of 35 tons, facilitate boat preparation and maintenance.

The port of Lorient La Base is a hub of nautical expertise thanks to the multitude of professionals on site: repairs, deck fittings, mechanics, electronics, boilermaking… The ocean racing division enables skippers and their teams to optimize the preparation of their boats for major races and records. Thus, nautical and ocean racing professionals rub shoulders on the pontoons.

The port welcomes a wide variety of boats: Ultimes, Imoca, Class 40, IRC, Figaro and Figaro 3, Mumms, Melges, Mini 6.50…