Macron to support Martinique’s traditional sailboat at UNESCO


French President Emmanuel Macron announced today (February 1, 2019), during a 7-hour national debate in Paris with elected officials of the Overseas Departments that he promised to defend the registration of the yole ronde—the traditional, wooden sailboat of Martinique, used for fishing and sailing—for the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

In the sailing world, Martinique is famous for its Tour de la Martinique des Yoles Rondes, a yearly regatta.

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