Gain confidence and autonomy on board

A course for all levels with a professional trainer
Sailing course in Brittany
Departure Port of Kernével (France)
8 days, 7 nights
You will love:
  • • Maneuvering in port and navigation
  • • Enjoy a friendly and educational course
  • • Sail off the coast of the most beautiful Breton islands
950 €
per person
Do you have the basics of sailing down and want to gain autonomy? Then this training course is for you! We offer you an 8-day program in a monohull, to cruise along the Breton Atlantic coast. You will be supervised by an experienced trainer and educator. He will teach you everything you need to know so that you can, in the near future, skipper your own boat or charter a sailboat without apprehension. A perfect upgrade to navigate serenely!

Your Boat

During your training, you will navigate aboard a Dufour 40 E, 12 meters long and nearly 4 meters wide. This racing-cruising sailboat is a good compromise to gain a feel for the sea and progress quickly. It is equipped with a double steering wheel which will facilitate the most delicate maneuvers. The deck spaces are wide, allowing each team member to work without hindering each other.

Note : the boat mentioned above is given as an indication. The size of the boat will be adapted according to the number of participants. You will be able to navigate aboard sailboats from 30 to 45 feet of the types: Dufour 34; Océanis 35; First 36.7; Sun Odyssey 379; Dufour 450...
Boat Model:Dufour 40 Performance
Number of Cabins:3
Maximum Capacity:7
Crew Members:1
Comfort onboard:

Main battened sail
Furling genoa
Automatic pilot
Double helm wheel
Tender and its outboard engine
Equipped kitchen
The model of the boat will be communicated in the weeks before departure.
The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

Your sailboat will have 3 to 5 cabins and 1 to 2 bathrooms depending on the model. You will share your cabin with one of your teammates.


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)
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.
  • 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...)

  • 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.
  • Your stops:
    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


    Departure / ReturnDouble cabin to sharePrice TTC per person
    April 2021
    Saturday 17 Apr
    Saturday 24 Apr
    950 €
    Saturday 24 Apr
    Saturday 01 May
    950 €
    May 2021
    Saturday 01 May
    Saturday 08 May
    950 €
    Saturday 08 May
    Saturday 15 May
    950 €
    Saturday 22 May
    Saturday 29 May
    950 €
    June 2021
    Saturday 05 Jun
    Saturday 12 Jun
    950 €
    Saturday 19 Jun
    Saturday 26 Jun
    950 €
    July 2021
    Saturday 10 Jul
    Saturday 17 Jul
    950 €
    Saturday 24 Jul
    Saturday 31 Jul
    950 €
    August 2021
    Saturday 14 Aug
    Saturday 21 Aug
    950 €
    Saturday 28 Aug
    Saturday 04 Sep
    950 €
    September 2021
    Saturday 11 Sep
    Saturday 18 Sep
    950 €
    Saturday 18 Sep
    Saturday 25 Sep
    950 €
    October 2021
    Saturday 02 Oct
    Saturday 09 Oct
    950 €
    Saturday 23 Oct
    Saturday 30 Oct
    950 €
    November 2021
    Saturday 06 Nov
    Saturday 13 Nov
    950 €
    Saturday 13 Nov
    Saturday 20 Nov
    950 €
    December 2021
    Saturday 04 Dec
    Saturday 11 Dec
    950 €
    Saturday 11 Dec
    Saturday 18 Dec
    950 €
    There are no suitable dates available? Get in touch!
    Price includes• Double cabin accommodation to share
    • Services of a skipper / trainer
    • Boat insurance
    • End of course cleaning
    • Guaranteed departure with 4 registered - basic rate is with 6 participants
    Price does not include• Transport to base
    • On board expenses (including: food, fuel, port / mooring costs): 175 € / person approximately
    • Drinks
    • Sleeping bag
    • Bath / beach towels
    • Personal insurance


    In the event of cancellation, you must notify your GlobeSailor advisor as soon as possible. Whatever the cause, the following cancellation fees will be due: up to 90 days before departure: 25% /// from 89 to 60 days: 50% /// from 59 to 30 days: 75% /// from 29 days until departure: 100% of the amount of your reservation.
    We advise our customers to take out Cancellation insurance with Ouest Assurance:
    Provisioning is provided through the on-board expenses.
    Regarding the organization of meals, everyone will be asked to participate in daily tasks (preparation, cooking, dishes...).
    Please let us know as soon as possible if you are allergic to certain foods or follow a particular diet.
    To confirm your reservation, you must inform your GlobeSailor advisor, who will then propose an option for a time to collect your deposit. The reservation will only be considered final once your deposit has been received (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card), of 30 to 50% of the amount of the reservation. A 100% deposit will be requested for any reservation less than one month before departure. The balance must be paid no later than 45 days before the date of embarkation.
    During your stay on board, we will ask you to follow and respect the following actions:
  • Avoid contact between sailors when boarding
  • Wash hands after boarding
  • Wearing a mask or gloves on board will be at the convenience of everyone
  • Wear a mask during stopovers and keep your safety distances (minimum 1 meter)
  • Wash with a hydro-alcoholic solution before getting back on the boat (after each stopover )
  • While sailing:
    • Use all available space to respect safety distances
    • Favor side-by-side over face-to-face
    • The exchange of material between participants is prohibited
    For your convenience, we recommend that you bring the following equipment with you:
  • Waxed jacket and pants or windbreaker
  • Closed shoes (with white soles) and / or boots (depending on the season)
  • Pants
  • Fleece sweater
  • Swimsuit
  • Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (max index strongly recommended)
  • Hand towel (microfiber type)
  • Toiletries (including earplugs in case of a snorer)
  • First aid kit
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillowcase
  • Flashlight
  • Easily identifiable personal bottle or bottle (with first name for example)
  • Disposable tissues
  • Masks for traveling on land
  • Notepad and pen

  • Finally, choose a travel bag over a suitcase that can be stored more easily on board.

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