Great explorers, sailors and writers have animated and continue to animate the city and its maritime heritage.
The bay of Saint-Malo hosts many nautical events in an extraordinary environment.
The Société Nautique de la Baie de Saint-Malo (SNBSM), an association created in 1848, is one of the main players involved in the organization of these nautical events. Thus, it pilots the organization of the «1000 miles Brittany Ferries» and the «Branle-Bas de Régates». It also helps in the organization of major races such as the Cowes Dinard / Baie de Saint-Malo, the Route du Rhum and the Transat Québec Saint-Malo.
The port of Saint-Malo is very involved in the organization of nautical and maritime events as interlocutor and partner for the benefit of the territory.
The “Pôle Technique Duguay-Trouin” (PTDT) is dedicated to ocean racing.
The “Pôle Technique Duguay-Trouin” (PTDT) is partly dedicated to them.
Grouped with nautical maintenance companies, the ocean racing teams have on-shore spaces (land-fill and buildings) or floating spaces (pontoon lines) and equipment (fairing area, water, electricity, etc.).
The centre occupies approximately 25,000 m² of land and buildings for various professionals. A public careening area of 600 m² is available. It has 624 meters of pontoons to which can be added the 90 meters of pontoons breakers that protect the basin.