Learn to sail in the Mediterranean!

Points of sail, sail adjustments, manoeuvres, seamanship... South of France
Sailing course in the Mediterranean
Departure Bormes les Mimosas (France)
8 days, 7 nights
You will love:
  • • Learn or improve your sailing skills on the French Riviera
  • • Adapt your sailing area to the conditions
  • • Learn manoeuvres under sail and in port
from
1 095 €
per person
Embark on an 8-day coastal course in the Mediterranean basin! The coastline of the French Riviera is perfect for learning to sail and discovering the region. You will work out the itinerary with your professional trainer and set off (depending on the weather conditions) eastwards to Cannes and the Lerins Islands or westwards to Marseille and the Frioul Islands. Daily sailing will allow you to gain autonomy and acquire the fundamentals of sailing.

Your Boat

Boat
Your course will take place on board a powerful RM 1180, voted Sailboat of the Year 2020 thanks to its remarkable performance and innovative design! Its unique hull shape was inspired by ocean racing yachts.
You will be sailing on a twin-keel version, equipped with a carbon mast and a double steering wheel. On deck, the fittings have been carefully positioned to ensure smooth manoeuvring and optimum safety. RM has also focused on comfort on board! You will be surprised by the brightness and the common living space. All these facilities will allow you to learn sailing or improve your skills in the best conditions.

To note: on certain departure dates, this course can be operated on board a POGO 12.50 or a POGO 36.
Specifications
Boat Model:RM 1180
Type:Sailboat
Number of Cabins:3
Maximum Capacity:6
Crew Members:1
Comfort onboard:

Mainsail (3 reefs)
Equipped galley
Furling genoa and staysail
Solar panel
Gennaker on furler
Watermaker
Spinnaker with sock
Dinghy
Carbon mast
Nautical charts and guides
Double steering wheel
Layout
Protocol related to the Covid-19 health crisis:
This boat is meticulously cleaned by a specialised company that uses manually approved products made in France with a contact time of 15 minutes. You will find more details in the FAQ at the bottom of the page.
The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

Cabin
With its 3 cabins, this sailing boat can accommodate up to 6 passengers and 1 trainer. You will share your cabin with one of your crew members. A bathroom with toilet and shower is also at your disposal.

Itinerary

Map
The Mediterranean basin is the ideal place to learn to sail amidst sublime landscapes. You will establish your programme at the beginning of the cruise, according to everyone's expectations and objectives.
DAY 1: Bormes-les-Mimosas
Meet at 4pm in the port of Bormes-les-Mimosas for your boarding. Once on board, you will meet your trainer and your crew members, and go around the boat. The skipper will present you with the different possibilities of stopovers according to the weather forecast. You will then discuss your course objectives: discovering the points of sail, perfecting your sail settings, revising port manoeuvres, etc.

DAY 2 to 7: Sailing
You hoist the sails and set course for your first stopover. This will be an opportunity to put into practice the various points discussed the day before with your trainer.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of the stops you will make during your crossing:
  • Stops in the Calanques: The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region is full of calanques, each one as beautiful as the next. You may discover the Calanque Pinet, the Calanque de Porto Fino, the Calanque de la Tripe, the beach of the Grande Calanque and many others by following the coast towards the south. Most are only accessible by sea.

  • Les îles du Frioul, form an archipelago composed of 4 islands: Pomègues, Ratonneau, If and Tiboulen, belonging to the 7th arrondissement of Marseille. Each of them has its own history and is home to an important flora in the middle of a wild nature.
    • Pomègues is the largest island of the archipelago. It is particularly wild and home to many corners of paradise... The Calanques de la Crine or de l'Escondelle are among the most beautiful pearls of the island. The tower of the island Pomègues and the battery of Semaphore will offer you magnificent panoramas.
    • Ratonneau is connected to the island Pomègues by the dike Berry. It is known for its hospital, named "l'hôpital Caroline" in honour of the Italian duchess Marie Caroline de Bourbon who stayed there in quarantine before marrying Charles Ferdinand d'Artois (son of Charles X). At the top of the island, you will find Fort Ratonneau overlooking the beautiful cove of Sainte-Estève.
    • If is an islet whose fortress was built in the sixteenth century on the orders of Francis I to protect access to the port of Marseille. It was essentially used as a prison from which no one seemed to be able to escape except perhaps, Edmond Dantes, the famous hero of the Comte de Monte-Cristo written by Alexandre Dumas.
    • Tiboulen is located in the west of the archipelago. It is a 30 metre high islet topped by a green traffic light with 3 flashes per 12 seconds and visible up to 7 nautical miles away!

  • The Lerins Islands lie opposite the bay of Cannes. This archipelago with its green colours is composed of the islands of Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat. Each of them is accompanied by an uninhabited islet, respectively the islet of Tradelière and the islet Saint-Ferréol.
    • Sainte-Marguerite is home to a state-owned forest of Aleppo pines and eucalyptus as well as an ornithological reserve present on the Pointe du Batéguier (to the west of the island). The whole is overlooked by the Royal Fort of Sainte-Marguerite. It was very quickly diverted from its initial vocation of defence to become a state prison. It was here that the mysterious man in the Sea Mask was locked up... It has since been transformed into a Museum of the Sea gathering underwater remains but also terrestrial ones (shipwrecks, Roman cities...).
    • Saint-Honorat owes its name to the Cistercian monk Honorat who built his abbey in the 5th century on the island. Even today, the monks cultivate their vineyards and produce wines and liqueurs that are very popular in the region. The island is covered in unspoilt nature that is easy to explore on foot.

You could even sail all the way to Corsica if conditions permit... This little corner of paradise with a strong identity and turquoise water lined with beautiful beaches will seduce you as soon as you see it...

DAY 8 : Bormes-les-Mimosas
You will disembark in the port of Bormes-les-Mimosas around 10am.
What if you change region for your next course to go to Brittany or Charente-Maritime?
See you soon!
Your stops:
Bormes-les-Mimosas > Calanques > Frioul Islands > Lerins Islands > Bormes-les-Mimosas
The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions

Prices

Departure / ReturnShared Double CabinPrice per person incl. VAT
May 2022
Saturday 28 May
Saturday 04 Jun
1 095 €
June 2022
Saturday 04 Jun
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1 095 €
Saturday 11 Jun
Saturday 18 Jun
1 095 €
Saturday 18 Jun
Saturday 25 Jun
1 095 €
Saturday 25 Jun
Saturday 02 Jul
1 095 €
July 2022
Saturday 02 Jul
Saturday 09 Jul
1 095 €
Saturday 09 Jul
Saturday 16 Jul
1 095 €
Saturday 16 Jul
Saturday 23 Jul
1 095 €
Saturday 23 Jul
Saturday 30 Jul
1 095 €
Saturday 30 Jul
Saturday 06 Aug
1 095 €
August 2022
Saturday 06 Aug
Saturday 13 Aug
1 095 €
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1 095 €
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1 095 €
Saturday 27 Aug
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1 095 €
September 2022
Saturday 03 Sep
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1 095 €
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1 095 €
Saturday 17 Sep
Saturday 24 Sep
1 095 €
Saturday 24 Sep
Saturday 01 Oct
1 095 €
October 2022
Saturday 01 Oct
Saturday 08 Oct
1 095 €
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Price includes• Accommodation in a double cabin to share
• Services of the instructor (state qualified)
• Bedding (bed sheet and pillowcase)
• Boat insurance
• Cleaning at the end of the course
Price does not include• Transport to the base
• Board (food, stopover expenses) and consumables (water, gas, fuel): about 250€ /person
• "Sailing Pass" (French Sailing Federation Sailing Licence): 15€ per person (valid for the year of purchase)
• Sleeping bag or top sheet
• Towels and beach towels
• To be presented before the beginning of the course: a test (PCR or antigenic) less than 72 hours old or a vaccination certificate

FAQ

In the event of cancellation, you must notify your GlobeSailor consultant as soon as possible. Regardless of the cause, the following cancellation fees will be charged: up to 90 days prior to departure: 25% /// from 89 to 60 days: 50% /// from 59 to 30 days: 75% /// from 29 days to departure: 100% of your booking.
We advise our clients to subscribe to a cancellation insurance with Ouest Assurance : http://www.ouest-assurances.fr
To confirm your booking, you must inform your GlobeSailor consultant who will place an option for you while he/she collects your deposit. The booking will only be considered definite once your deposit has been received (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card), of between 30 and 50% of the booking amount. A deposit of 80% will be required for all reservations made within 60 days of departure. The balance must be paid at the latest 45 days before the date of embarkation.
Your boat will be thoroughly cleaned by the specialised company Kerboat, which uses approved products manufactured in France on clean surfaces, with a contact time of 15 minutes:
- Bactericide: EN 1276 at 15g/l
- Fungicide: EN 1650 at 10g/l
- Fungicide: NFT 72-190 at 50g/l
- Virucide: EN 14476 at 4%.
All our skippers and sailing instructors are state-qualified, skilled and experienced. They are used to sailing on recent, high-performance RM and POGO yachts.
Provisioning is included in the amount of the ship's till. You will do your shopping in a supermarket located near the port.
You should expect to pay about €200 per person for the on-board checkout (this amount is given as an indication only).
In view of the current context, a test (PCR or antigenic) less than 72 hours before the start of the course or a vaccination certificate will be requested.
During your cruise, you must respect the following gestures:.
  • At the time of embarkation, contact between sailors is forbidden (shaking hands, hugs, kisses...) and a temperature check will be carried out on each crew member.
  • Washing hands with soap after installing what you have embarked.
  • Wearing a mask or gloves (remove them for any action of the hands on the body) on board will not be mandatory. It remains at the convenience of each person.
  • When disembarking from a stopover, the wearing of a mask is mandatory in addition to barrier gestures and safety distances (even between crew members).
  • As soon as you arrive from outside the boat and before getting on board: wash your hands with hydro-alcoholic solution and disinfect what you take on board with disinfectant spray and wipes.

When sailing:
  • Use all available space to maintain the 1 metre distance as much as possible.
  • Prefer side by side than face-to-face (conversations, meals,...).
  • The exchange of materials, equipment (including cigarettes or lighters) is prohibited.
  • Boats are equipped with soap, hydro-alcoholic solution and single use tissues.
  • Contact surfaces will be regularly cleaned and decontaminated with a disinfectant.

In the event of an infection, and while awaiting disembarkation, an infected seafarer will wear a mask as well as protective gloves and be isolated from the rest of the crew.

Client Reviews: (5/5)

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Un stage très instructif et sympa

- reviewed on 26 september 2021

Stage de voile très instructif pour notre première expérience en mer. Notre skipper, Pol Rouzeau est très expérimenté et connait le coin comme sa poche. C'est un bon pédagogue avec une approche qui favorise de suite l'autonomie. Ceci nous a permis de naviguer dans des conditions de vents très varié

Françoise (France) - Sailing association / skipper - September 2021

Belle croisiere

- reviewed on 19 june 2021

Croisière au top avec des conditions excellentes

Fabrice (France) - June 2021

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