Learn to sail a catamaran on the French Riviera

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  • Sailing course

Learn to sail a catamaran on the French Riviera


Would you like to learn to sail on a catamaran? With our 4 programs (5 day initiation course, 5 day development course, 7 day progress course and 7 day Chief of Watch course) Improve your technical and practical knowledge of sailing to gain autonomy. Vast experience and professionalism means your trainer will adapt to your level and your expectations. Together, you will map your navigation area, according to your desires and weather conditions.

Cruise Highlights

  • Learning alongside a trained professional
  • Improve your sailing and motor manoeuvres
  • Gaining confidence and autonomy
4.3 4.3 · 10 reviews

Your Boat

  • Lagoon 380
  • 4 total cabins
  • 8 people max
  • 1 crew members

Sail the sea aboard a Lagoon 380, 11.5 metres long and 6.5 metres wide. It is the perfect vessel for a learning experience. Its versatility will guarantee comfort at sea and great performance under sail. The helm station is easily accessible from the cockpit and offers good visibility of the sea. Between manoeuvres, you can relax in the cockpit or lie down for a few minutes and sunbathe.

  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Hotplates
  • Heating
  • Solar panels
Layout

The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

Cabin

This catamaran has 4 double cabins. It can accommodate up to 8 people. There are 2 bathrooms to share with your team members and the trainer.

During sailing courses, we limit the number of participants to 5 people maximum.
Receive a 10% discount if a second person accompanies you in a shared cabin.

Itinerary of your cruise

We offer catamaran training according to levels. Whether completing a level 1 or level 4 course, your trainer will adapt to your expectations. On the program: manoeuvres, seamanship, sailing, docking, reefing, safety... The objective for you is to gain sailing autonomy!

Map
South of France


For each level, you will learn 5 key skills: safety, piloting, sailing, life on board and maintenance.

Navigate along the coast for about 100 miles between St Tropez and the Calanques, through the unmissable islands of Hyères, Porquerolles, Port Cros and the Presqu'île de Giens. Nights are spent at anchor, depending on the weather and a port stopover is possible during the training, depending on the weather conditions. On levels 3 & 4, it is possible to make a crossing to Corsica if weather conditions allow.

Below is the content for each level:

∼ Level 1 - Initiation - 5 days ∼

Learn the basics of sailing on a catamaran.

  • Safety : know how to equip and familiarise yourself with the equipment of the catamaran.
  • Piloting : know how to read and locate areas on a map; perform the landscape/map link and learn how to follow a course.
  • Sailing : know how to prepare for sailing, as well as prepare the engine and learn how to use the helm and sail when sailing.
  • Life on board : respect the instructions of preservation of the environment; adopt the gestures of respect for the marine environment and know the rules of the route.
  • Maintenance : learn how to make marine knots and know the elements of a catamaran.


∼ Level 2 - Development - 5 days ∼

Deepen your knowledge the fundamentals of sailing, on a catamaran.

  • Safety : know the location of the equipment; know how to identify the elements that represent or prevent a hazard and know how to assess the strength of the wind and the state of the sea (Beaufort and Douglas Scales).
  • Piloting : know the departure area.
  • Sailing : know how to prepare for sailing, as well as prepare the engine, maintain a fixed trajectory, shock or border the sail at the right time, adapt the sail opening to the pace, know how to choose and adjust its trajectory, turn and impale without stopping.
  • Life on board : identify natural species and apply the rules of the route.
  • Maintenance : monitor the condition of the equipment.


∼ Level 3 - Evolution (mid-shore) - 7 days ∼

Deepen your navigational learning in autonomy. An individual assessment will be made by your FFV trainer at the end of the course to validate your level and confirm your ability to rent a catamaran (of the same type) without a skipper and on the same navigation pool.

  • Safety : have more knowledge about the location and use of the equipment; know how to assess the requirements of a navigational situation; participate in the choice of a program or a navigation zone using your knowledge of the weather and local phenomena; and master safety manoeuvres in difficult conditions and in all positions.
  • Piloting : know how to develop and follow a route; identify the presence and orientation of the current.
  • Sailing :know how to rig and adapt the wing for different weather conditions; maintain balance at the sail and helm; know how to identify and manage its navigational speed; know how to perform manoeuvres in all positions and engine manoeuvres (out of port or in a port).
  • Life on board : respect other users.
  • Maintenance : know the fundamentals of seamanship for repair and monitor the condition of the vessel.


∼ Level 4 - Chief of Watch (Offshore) - 7 days ∼

Navigate independently and be able to understand navigation on a larger boat or in new destinations.

  • Safety : choose the right equipment for sea levels and conditions; organise safety on board and prepare the boat; determine the navigation zone according to weather information and possible hazards; know the alert and reporting procedures.
  • Piloting : know how to locate on a map and on the water.
  • Sailing : be able to coordinate the crew and perform departure/arrival manoeuvres; coordinate actions at the helm; adjust settings according to speed, wind and sea conditions; turn and impale with control of the angle on exit; be able to reach a point in the water without increasing the route (frame concept); be able to manage all positions in coordination with the crew; perform and coordinate all engine manoeuvres.
  • Life on board : Participate in collective tasks; know the rules of access and preservation of natural sites.
  • Maintenance : regularly monitor the condition of the vessel.


Please note :
  • Do not hesitate to contact us so that we can guide you to the course suitable for your level.


The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions.
The photographs and visual products presented have no contractual value.

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Price includes

  • Private cabin accommodation
  • Trainer Services
  • Guaranteed departure from 3 people

Price does not include

  • Transport to the base
  • Services package (mandatory): 395€*
  • Fuel (depending on consumption, approx. 20€/person)
  • Anchorage charges
  • Welcome dinner in the restaurant on the first evening
  • *The Service Package includes: safety equipment, refuelling (except restocking for the 7 day courses), onboard consumption (gas, batteries), complete bedding, end of course cleaning, FFV MMA insurance, ACM/FFV passport and parking space close to your catamaran.

Our customers' reviews of this boat

4,3 · 10 reviews

  • 4

    Enrichissant

    J’ai passé un stage de qualité franchement. Très bon formateur professionnel et cool , destination sympathique, bateau très bien merci encore à refaire pour le niveau 3 à bientôt

  • 5

    Super séjour

    nous avons passé un super week-end qui a dépassé toutes nos espérances! nous avons eu la chance d’être « surclassé » au niveau du bateau car nous devions avoir un Lagoon 380 et finalement nous avons eu le privilège d’avoir un Lagoon 42 quasi neuf…!! le bateau, l’accueil, l’équipe et notre super formateur… tout était parfait!!! on est déjà en train de regarder les dates pour le prochain stage 😜

  • 4

    Catamaran sympa

    Je donne l'avis de mon mari qui a fait le stage. Il a trouvé le skipper efficace et recommandable et le cata impeccable. Il est revenu heureux d'avoir vécu ces moments forts en mer.

  • 4

    Excellente formation à la voile

    Skipper au top, à l'écoute et motivé pour transmettre sa passion. Je mettrai un bémol au bateau, un Lagoon 380 certes bien entretenu, mais qui après 20 années de bons et loyaux services affiche quand même un peu de vétusté et de manque de confort. Un Lagoon 40S2 serait plus approprié. Merci à une équipe géniale !

  • 4

    Tres bon moment passé à bord

    Tres belle croisière avec un bord très sympathique et un skipper très bienveillant et pédagogique que j’ai beaucoup apprécié. Le catamaran était confortable et le fait d’avoir une chambre individuelle très apprécié

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Frequently asked questions

  • How do I access the base and the boat?

    By car :You can leave your car or motorcycle in an closed space that is a few metres from the base.

    By train : There are daily connections between Paris and Hyères.
    If you decide to take the train to Hyères station, the owner can pick you up. Do not hesitate to communicate your arrival times to your GlobeSailor advisor.

    By plane : Toulon-Hyères International Airport offers connections throughout France (Paris, Nantes, Lille and Brest) and Europe (Brussels, Luxembourg and Rotterdam).
    You can then reach the base by bus or taxi.
  • Who are the skippers/instructors?

    All our skippers have a BP Jeps cruise option. They are experienced and educators. They are accustomed to sailing on recent and efficient catamarans.
  • How are meals organised on board?

    Your sailing course is full board (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner). Regarding the organisation and preparation of meals, we ask each participant to help out with making meals.
    Please inform us as soon as possible if you are allergic to certain foods or follow a special diet.
  • What equipment should I bring with me?


    For your comfort, we advise you to bring the following equipment with you:
    • Waxed or windproof jacket and trousers
    • Closed shoes and/or boots (in winter)
    • Pants
    • Fleece sweater
    • Swimwear
    • Cap/hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun-cream (max index strongly recommended)
    • Bath and beach towel (microfiber type)
    • Toiletries (including earplugs in case there is a snorer)
    • First-aid kit
    • Duvet
    • Fins, mask, snorkel (optional)
    • Headlamp (levels 3 & 4)
    • Gourd or personal bottle easily identifiable (with your name for example)
    • Disposable tissues
    • Correct outfit to go out in town
    • Note pad and pen, as well as pre-printed educational content

    Finally, do not bring a hardcase suitcase, but instead a travel bag that can be easily stored on board.
  • What are the payments required to confirm my reservation?


    To confirm your reservation, you must inform your GlobeSailor advisor who will put an option for you while your deposit is being collected. The reservation will only be considered final once we have received your deposit (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card) of 50% of the reservation amount. A 100% deposit will be required for any reservation made within one month of departure. The balance must be paid at the latest 45 days before the date of embarkation.


  • What happens in case of cancellation?

    In case of cancellation, you must notify your GlobeSailor consultant as soon as possible. Whatever the cause, the following cancellation fees will be due: up to 90 days before departure: 50% /// from 89 to 42 days: 75% /// from 41 days to departure: 100% of the amount of your reservation.
    We advise our clients to take out cancellation insurance with Ouest Assurance: http://www.ouest-assurances.fr