9 - 16 June : SOUTHERN BRITTANY
Sat 9 – Sat 16 JUNE 2018
Join us for a week in early summer exploring this mega sailing area in Southern Brittany
Departing from La Trinté Sur Mer (the sailing capital of France, the "Cowes" of the Atlantic) we'll sail both east into the Gulf of Morbihan and west via the Presqu' Ile de Quiberon out onto La Cote Sauvage to the Atlantic islands of Houat, Hoëdic and Belle Isle
The itinerary will be subject to the tides and the weather
At the northern end of the Bay of Biscay, and with large Atlantic tides and strong currents, this area will provide excellent navigational experience
The Gulf of Morbihan ("Little Sea" in Breton) is an inland sea boasting up to 40 islands (depending on the tide), and is a haven of beaches, oyster beds and bird life. Ancient megalithic standing stones grace the shoreline, most notably at Carnac. The 14km-long peninsula of Presqu'île de Quiberon marks the Atlantic edge of the Gulf of Morbihan and is flanked on its western side by the rocky, wave-lashed Côte Sauvage (Wild Coast). Beyond, the low-lying offshore islands have been inhabited by seafaring Bretons since Medieval times.
With the Atlantic's rugged windswept coastline, steep cliffs and stunning beaches, and the inland sea skirted with historic medieval towns, villages, beautiful chateaux and ancient standing stones, this promises to be a week of great variety. And with the Gulf of Morbihan being a national regional park, we can expect fine flora and birdlife. Our onshore time can be spent hiring bicycles, mooching round art galleries, markets or chandlery stores, and sampling the many fine restaurants, with seafood a particular local speciality of this area of French/Breton cuisine
NOTE: The standard Offshore T&Cs apply - see http://www.lcsc.org.uk/sailing/yachting-general.
£ 75 Deposit per person at time of booking
Full remainder to be paid by 31/03/2018
Prices do not include flights, airport transfers, mooring fees, food and drinks etc.
DO NOT BOOK FLIGHTS until your place is confirmed.
Fly: Quimper, about 70 miles from La Trinite sur Mer [BA]
Fly: Nantes, about 100 miles from La Trinite sur Mer [Easyjet]
Train: Eurostar, change in Lille or Paris (need to cross the city)
Drive: Via Eurotunnel – about 415 miles from Calais
Ferry/drive: Newhaven – Dieppe: about 320 miles from Dieppe
Ferry/drive: Plymouth – Roscoff, about 110 miles from Roscoff
Transfers: Transfer to La Trinite Sur Mer – need to investigate options
BOOK ASAP TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
Last updated 9:14am on 1 January 2018