The World Diam Tour (WDT) France 2024 is on …
Our objective in 2024 for the WDT France is to further increase the ratio of sailing time versus logistical time for maximum enjoyment. If the 2023 circuit confirmed that we were on the right track, the 2024 circuit will keep the same DNA but will be even better!
Official programme World Diam Tour France 2024
-Winter training sessions in Port La Forêt and La Trinité sur mer / Saint Philibert
Season opener: Training in St Philibert
Stage 1: SPI Ouest France at La Trinité sur mer: 28 March to 1 April
Training: date to be annonced
Stage 2: GPEN on the Crozon peninsula: 8 to 11 May
50-miles rally: Camaret > Audierne
Either May 12 or May 24 (depending on the weather)
Stage 3: Cap Sizun – Tour de l’île de sein: Audierne 31 May to 2 June
Rally stage: Audierne > Port la Forêt
Either June 2 or June 14 (depending on the weather)
Stage 4: Multi Cup-Tour des Glénan in Port La Forêt: 14 to 16 June
Summer break July August
Training resumes: At St Philibert in September
Stage 5: YCCA World Diam Tour Trophy: 20-22 September in the port of Crouesty.
Stage 6: An avel Braz Challenge in Saint Philibert: 19 and 20 October (optional training on 18 October).
The Diam24 class is continuing its revolution following the glorious ‘Tour Voile’ years
A new team, a new circuit that is simpler, more accessible and more responsible. Fewer miles on the road, more miles on the water between specified courses, raids and rallying stages !
– To sail on a boat that has been tried and tested by some of the biggest names, that is incredibly comfortable, easy to sail and safe.
– To speed, 13 knots or more on the wind, and often more than 20 knots downwind.
– To bring together racers from all walks of life and make collective progress.
– To race on magnificent waters, covering long distances, between offshore races and one-day regattas.
– To sail in all weather conditions, and not wait in car parks!
– To speed at an affordable price, accessible to all.
Experience shows that learning how to ‘sail fast’ in a race calls into question certain rules and principles of tactical, strategic and rules of conduct, leading to greater ease and be faster, whatever the medium. In a way, racing a D24od makes you a better sailor!
The D24od class has been fortunate enough to be praised by almost all of today’s greatest sailors ! It’s no coincidence that the trimaran is one of the main symbols of offshore racing.
The Diam is logically a natural step in an apprenticeship programme for young people and for all sailors looking for new challenges!
It’s easy to have a new experience
Book a weekend in February or March, for a first training session with several boats.
We offer a full service to help you get to grips with the boat and to be 100% on the water and the sensations.
If you like to go on and own a boat to sail for the whole season, we’ll be happy to discuss this after the weekend.
Don’t forget that it is possible to take advantage of great opportunities on the second hand market, and we can help you with this process, alternatively we can offer a complete package, including multi-race hire with training and regattas, logistics, maintenance… A risk-free entry!
A look back at the ‘Diam’s Party’, a festive end to a promising first edition of the World Diam Tour France!
The WDT France 2023 ended on Saturday 1 December with a party organised by the Diam 24od Class. A large number of racers turned out to meet up and party together: a sure sign of things to come…
The WDT France 2023 challenge in a few figures: 6 events, 5 trips, 29 days of sailing, 12 Teams, 61 sailors (young and experienced), 3 rankings and 1 capsizing.
What the sailors say:
Vincent BOUVIER, “I like competing on Diam in particular because the difference is made more by the crew than by the boat. It’s possible to charter a Diam and only have to worry about ourselves and our sailing, which is great for getting the most out of it, and when I go back to racing on Dart, I realise that it’s very complementary” (This summer Vincent Bouvier won the Dart 18 World Championship in England).
Adrien KORNILOFF: “I’ve been sailing with my Diam for several years now, and this year, thanks to the Dbox service, I was able to sail during the whole season. With Louis, I’ve learnt a lot, we’re lacking in regularity and the crew needs more sailing together, but we’re going to correct these weaknesses and in 2024 we’ll be again in the race, so watch out !”
Xavier DUBOS: “After many years on the J80 circuit, I’d never imagined how refreshing a change would be! Faster, more varied with specified courses with upwind or beam starts and raids around the islands. We’re swallowing up the miles with disconcerting ease at an average speed of over 15 knots. I have with me Louis COURAUD and Martin CHAVANON, two very promising young racers straight out of F18. With them, I’m learning with each outing and the results are there, as we won the 2023 circuit on my second-hand 2016 Diam. With Louis and Martin, we’re putting our title on the line again in 2024. We know that the competition is waiting for us with the knife between their teeth.
Marion DECLEF and Manolo GESLIN: “We’re lucky enough to be racing Nacra 17 at a high level and to be able to come and race in Diam when we have time. We’re realising that sailing with 3-man with a winch, on courses other than specified ones, is very complementary to our training. What’s more, it’s a fun boat!
Corentin GUINOT: “After several years of skiing at a high level and regattas, I would like to do regattas and offshore racing at a high level. With my crew this year, we’ve been able to get my project underway (mini transatlantic race in 2025). The Diam allows me to add to my experience, it’s complete, repetitive, you have to train to make as few mistakes as possible. Fast boats require a lot of focus when you’re sailing. The one-design philosophy makes you humble, since it’s not about the equipment. Every detail counts with speed, you can’t fall asleep, you have to stay ahead of everything to be consistent, so to take a lead it is even more work. I keep on learning and I think that with sailing you always have something to learn and it’s great fun! “
Stéphane MENUET: “I am the director of the Centre Nautique Océane in St Philibert. Our club has young people who want to learn about regatta, but they’re not interested in the boats offered by our supervisory bodies, so we decided to put a crew on the WDT 2023 circuit, and the results are in, so for 2024 we’re setting up a 2nd 100% women’s team!”
Dominic TAMALET and Jean Louis JEANNIN: “We got into regattas after trying to set a record for crossing the Mediterranean in a small catamaran. We were looking for a new way of sailing to gain experience, and the Diam 24od series quickly won us over. After a collective training under the guidance of a professional coach, we were off! Regatta forces us to surpass ourselves. We’re teaming up with young crew members, often we make people laugh, the atmosphere on land and on the water is very pleasant, we don’t take ourselves seriously, but we’re caught up in the game!
Meanwhile, the WDT Caribbean 2024 is in full swing:
The season has been underway since the beginning of November, and the 1st training sessions and events have welcomed all the available boats, while awaiting the arrival of new boats to make up a fine fleet of 10 boats. The success of Diam is confirmed on both sides of the Atlantic. There’s no doubt about it: the World Diam Tour brand is exporting well!