Southern Brittany and its islands offer an ideal sailing area. The islands and bay of Quiberon or the Gulf of Morbihan allow you to adapt your navigation to the weather conditions.
DAY 1: Port of Kernével (Larmor Beach - near Lorient) harbor maneuvers (docking and docking) adaptation of the sails according to the force of the wind changes of tack (tacking and jibe) changes of gait (close, beam, reach, downwind...) safety (man overboard, use of the VHF, taking reefs...) weather forecasting (reading the sky, cloud shape, circulation of the atmosphere...) cartography (reading map, positioning techniques...)
Meet on Saturday afternoon in the Marina. Free access and parking.
Meet in the port of Kernével (located south of Lorient) for your embarkation. After getting to know your teammates and your instructor, it will be time to prepare the boat to set sail in the best conditions (setting up the sails and sheets, preparing the moorings...).
DAYS 2 to 7: Navigations
In the program of your navigation you will approach the points and concepts mentioned below. However, if you have any particular expectations, do not hesitate to let the trainer know so that he can adapt the program accordingly.
Your navigation area extends from the port of Kernével to the Morbihan islands:
Groix is located just 5 nautical miles from Lorient. It is very easy to access and its main port, Port Tudy, will be ideal for training in port maneuvers. The island is also home to many sheltered anchorages, with magnificent scenery (Locmaria, Port Lay, Port Mélite, Quelhuit...).
Belle-Île is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful on the Atlantic coast. What better way to progress than to navigate in the middle of an exceptional setting? Here again the anchorages are numerous and very pleasant to spend the night there (Sauzon, Sterven-Stervraz, Goulphar, Anse de Kérel...).
Houat is a small island whose granite cliffs are easily visible from Quiberon. By anchoring along its coast (Tréach ar Goured to the east, Tréach ar Salus to the southwest or the port of Saint-Gildas to the north), you will only be able to observe the richness of its fauna and flora. / li>
Hoëdic, Houat's little sister, is very popular with sailors because of the diversity of its landscapes and the warm welcome of its inhabitants. Its coast oscillates between sandy coves and rocky cliffs. Depending on the direction and the force of the wind, you can stop over in the port of La Croix or Hoëdic.
Quiberon and its peninsula offer a great alternative in case of capricious weather. Its protected bay allows you to do cabotage between its 3 main ports (Port Haliguen, Le Crouesty and La Trinité-sur-Mer) and others rather small full of charms (Auray, Baden, Arradon...). / li>
Depending on the weather conditions, the nights may be spent at anchor or at the dock.
DAY 8: Port of Kernével (Larmor Beach)
After a final docking in the port of Kernével, you will fold the sails and clear all the lines and ropes. Your disembarkation is scheduled around 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Port of Kernével > Groix > Belle-Île > Houat > Hoëdic > Quiberon > Port of Kernével
The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions