Private area

The Class

Board of Directors

The role of the Figaro Beneteau Class Association

Presided by Jean-Bernard Le Boucher the Class Association’s role is to :

  • Assemble and represent the interests of the current and future owners and skippers of the One Design Figaro Beneteau 3s.
  • Coordinate with the Class’ various event organisers the annual calendar of events.
  • Promote sailing and competition in the class
  • Manage the details of the Solo, Two-handed and fully-crewed events
  • Manage the One Design Class Rule
  • Assist and support the skippers and their partners
  • Manage the Class’ media and communications

The elected members of the board (mostly active skippers) are assisted by the class secretariat (

The Management Board runs three permanent commissions (Measurement/Safety & ESR, Events, Communications) so as to enable the different responsibilities of the class to be managed by the people most directly impacted by the decision making, the sailors and owners. A member of the the Management Board heads up each commission.

A technical coordinator to support the skippers

Since 2019, the class has leant on a professional Technical Coordinator who, in collaboration with the Class Measurers and the Measurement and Safety Commission works with the skippers and their support crew to propose technical solutions to the Management Board so as to enhance the and help evolve the strict One Design Class Rules.