Cruise in Atlantic France

Your cruise in Atlantic France

Facing the ocean, the coast stretches from the ravissantes islands of Yeu and of Noirmoutier to the estuary of the Gironde then the Gascogne, landes and its long beaches of fine sand. The navigation to the south is simple, always any right with more luck to have a houle and of the wind bearing. This frange du littoral, although rather regular is subject to significant currents and tides that will not facilitate your anchorages.

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4.3/5 - 685 reviews
Luc
July 2022
The Marina at Cherbourg is an excellent location to discover South-England and the Channel Islands. It is accessible 24h/24h, which gives no restrictions for planning trips. The welcome/reception upon arrival was short, most likely because we arrived after noon and the office on a Saturday only is open till 12h00. We where guided to the boat and keys where handed over, but: an overall tour on the boat explaining all of its functioning was not included. The cleaning of the boat was only done superficial. Boat condition: - Kitale, Oceanis 411, dates from 1999 and is a nice sailing vessel. - Saturday we discovered that both navigation and steam lights did not function. It was inspected on Sunday by the owner and a missing light bulb was installed in the navigation lights. However, the steam light was not repaired. - the boat has good sails and is well equipped to go on the ocean. all charts, safety equipment and repair kits are present and in good condition; - elements for daily use that where missing: 2/4 mooring lines, 2/8 fenders (and one flat). - the spare hand-held port and starboard navigation lights and stern light did not have functioning batteries; - the cabin window on the starboard side is leaking. It is a known problem, covered with duck-tape. - the autopilot is not functioning and sometimes functioning of navigation instruments vanished and re-start up was required; - the system for the pumping off the water of the shower is not working or its functioning is not clear. We did not manage to get it done, called on that but did not receive an answer. - the engine of the dinghy was spilling oil (known problem), the Jerrican only contained a minimum amount of fuel; - we repaired the deck brush; - some of the comments indicated where already handed over in previous check-lists and also available from the log book. It is a pity action was not yet taken. - maybe it is time to do some hull polishing. Upon arrival, Saturday morning, we overall cleaned the boat and left, the keys where put on the navigation table. Destination: the region is absolutely beautiful and also fun sailing. South England is within reach of 15h of sailing. Isle of White has interesting nature, evidence of defence infrastructure, nice marina's, places to visit such as Osbourne House. The Channel Islands show a mixture of English and French history and beautiful nature, with nice bays (Alderney, Sark) and very lively and friendly marina's and cities worth visiting (St. Helier, St. Peter Port) at Jersey and Guernsey. With a little bit of effort, this sailing boat can be brought in top-condition, which would give its hosts full satisfaction upon sailing. We absolutely had a top holiday and very much enjoyed the sailing. However, in this condition we judged the price overrating the quality-service received.
Ari
July 2022
We had a great sailing day!
Christophe
June 2022
Great week around La Trinité / Concarneau / les Glenans….
Filip
September 2021
Older but well maintained boat equipped with everything for long distance sailing. We have sailed to Ireland without any issue.
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