Union Nationale pour la Course au Large
(47 years ago)
|Headquarters||Centre Nautique Paris-Boulogne,|
|Marc de SAINT DENIS|
|Affiliations||Fédération Française de Voile|
UNCL was established in 1971 through a merger of the Union Nationale des Croiseurs (UNC), and the Groupe des Croiseurs Légers (GCL). UNC itself was formed at Brest in 1913 to organise offshore racing in France as this was outside of the statutes of the Yacht Club de France at that time. GCL had been formed in 1960 by Alain Maupas to organise races for smaller craft.
UNCL organises races around the French coast, including the Trophée Atlantique UNCL and Trophée Méditerranée IRC UNCL, and participates in others.
- "Le Club - Qu'est-ce que l'UNCL ?" [The Club - What is the UNCL?] (in French). UNCL. 21 November 2006. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
- Jacob, Paul; Degain, Robert (22 November 2006). "Historique - Introduction" [History - Introduction] (in French). UNCL. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
- "Le Groupe des Croiseurs Legers, ou la course a tout prix" [The Light Cruisers Group or racing at any cost]. Voiles et Voiliers (in French). No. 417. November 2005. Retrieved 21 November 2010.