With nearly six months to go before the start of the 52nd edition of La Solitaire du Figaro, this ocean racing classic welcomes a new Official Supplier: Kooi. Specialising in camera surveillance, with the mission of improving the security of construction sites and wind farms among others, Kooi, a Dutch company, is present in 20 European countries.
Becoming a partner of an event such as La Solitaire du Figaro is no coincidence. "Kooi is headquartered in Drachten, the Netherlands, in the province of Friesland: the province of water sports par excellence. We sponsor and participate in the traditional Skûtsjesilen, sailing competitions with traditional Frisian ships", explains Marc STAN, Managing Director France. Now located in the heart of the Sailing Valley, it was evident for the company to get closer to this French Classic. But, more than that, the values of the race, organised by OC Sport Pen Duick, seduced this young company which has, since its creation in 2010, innovation and performance as strong values.
The mobile surveillance solution developed by Kooi will be available in each of the villages of La Solitaire du Figaro and will monitor the Figaro Bénéteau 3 and the race villages throughout the event.
"We are proud to welcome Kooi aboard this beautiful sailing adventure that is La Solitaire du Figaro. Technology at the service of mankind is exactly what La Solitaire du Figaro is all about, one needs the other to perform. Kooi, like each partner who takes part, comes to reinforce the race's system and support the entire organisation."
"Kooi is proud to be Official Supplier of La Solitaire du Figaro. Our head office in France is located in Lorient Agglomération, in Brittany, famous in particular for its ocean racing centre. Furthermore, Kooi has been present in the wind energy sector since our foundation in 2010. Sailing and wind are in Kooi's DNA! Kooi is also synonymous with innovation, development and teamwork. We are ambitious and want to make the most of the alliance between man and technology, just like the teams participating in this historic race. This is why Kooi is quite naturally one of the official suppliers of La Solitaire du Figaro."