Friendly educational sailing course on a sailing boat

GlobeSailor exclusive course for all levels with a professional trainer
Sailing course in Brittany-Lorient
Departure Port of Kernével (France)
8 days, 7 nights
You will love:
  • • Manoeuvring in port and navigation
  • • Enjoy a friendly and educational course with an instructor who has over 20 years of experience
  • • Sail off the coast of the most beautiful Breton islands
from
1 155 €1 040 €
per person
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced sailor, GlobeSailor has created the ideal sailing course to help you progress and become more independent. We offer a 7-day monohull sailing course along the most beautiful Breton coasts and islands: Groix, Houat, Belle-Île etc. You will be supervised by Vincent, who will pass on his knowledge with passion and care.

Your Boat

Boat
During your course, you will sail on board either Largo 44 or Hanse 44. Both of those sailing yachts are 14 mitres long. Largo 44 is a great choice to experience the sensations of the sea and to learn all the basics of sailing. The boat is equipped with a fixed keel and a large pit wheel that offers good visibility. The boat has a large sail area and performs well under a light breeze. However, this boat performs well under all points of sail thanks to its 2.20 meters draft. The boat is equipped with a symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnaker. The deck spaces are large, allowing each crew member to work without getting in each other's way.
Specifications
Boat Model:Hanse 44 Varianta
Type:Sailboat
Number of Cabins:3
Maximum Capacity:7
Crew Members:1
Comfort onboard:

Large sail
Furling genoa
Spinnaker
Wheel bar
Sounder
Anemometer
Automatic pilot
Speedo
GPS
VHF
Tender
Equipped kitchen (fridge, stove and oven)
Radio/CD
Layout
The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

Your Hanse 44 sailboat has 4 double cabins and a bathroom. You will share your cabin with one of your teammates.
The maximum number of passengers on this cruise will be 6 or 7 people in addition to the trainer.

A few words about Vincent :


Your trainer holds a BPJEPS Sailing Cruising diploma and a World Sailing certificate (survival and safety at sea).

As a former travel photographer, Vincent travelled the world before being called back to his native land, Brittany. This return to his roots allows him to sail, accumulate miles and gain new experiences (regattas, convoying, routing, etc.). His travelling inspired his desire to share his knowledge with others. He thus trained at the Glénans school for five years where he acquired all the knowledge necessary to teach with passion and pedagogy.

He also organizes training courses onboard his own sailboat, a First Class 12 perfect for racing, departing from Douarnenez. He knows South Brittany and its islands like the back of his hand!

Itinerary

Map
Southern Brittany and its islands offer an ideal sailing area to progress. You will evolve according to the weather conditions between the magnificent coasts of Morbihan and Finistère.
DAY 1 : Port de Kernével (Larmor Plage - near Lorient)
Meet on Saturday at 3 pm in the port of Kernével (free access and parking) for your boarding. After meeting your trainer and your crew members, you will go to a supermarket located a few minutes drive from the marina to buy supplies. This crucial step allows you to start the cruise in a pleasant atmosphere and to optimise the future organisation on board.
Back on the boat, it will be time to get ready to set sail in the best conditions (setting the sails and sheets, preparing the moorings...).

DAYS 2 to 6: Sailing
The programme of your sailing sessions will cover the points and notions mentioned below. However, if you have any special requirements, please let Vincent know so that she can adapt the programme accordingly.

  • Port manoeuvres (setting sail and berthing)
  • Adaptation of the sail according to the wind strength
  • Change of tack (tacking and gybing)
  • Change of points of sail (upwind, beam, downwind, etc.)
  • Safety (man overboard, use of VHF, reefing, etc.)
  • Weather (reading the sky, cloud shapes, atmospheric circulation...)
  • Cartography (map reading, positioning techniques...)


Your sailing area will extend along the Morbihan and Finistère coasts:

  • The Cornouaille coast extends from the Pointe du Raz (rocky promontory located at the westernmost point of Finistère) to Pont-Aven (the famous "city of painters"). It offers an incredible variety of landscapes and a sailing area where there is no lack of rias. They are also ideal for sheltering in bad weather.

  • Concarneau has, without doubt, one of the most beautiful bays in Brittany. Its port is full of life with hundreds of fishermen. Its historical past is felt in its impressive 14th-century ramparts which you can admire while doing some harbour manoeuvres...

  • Loctudy has sheltered coasts that you can sail along during a "à la carte" navigation. This is an interesting exercise to put aside the electronic devices and learn how to read a marine chart (colours, numbers and letters used, etc.).

  • Groix is only 5 nautical miles from Lorient. It is very easy to access and its main port, Port Tudy, will be ideal for practising port manoeuvres. The island is also home to many sheltered anchorages with magnificent scenery (Locmaria, Port Lay, Port Mélite, Quelhuit...).

  • The Glénan archipelago is made up of 7 islets with fine sand lost in the middle of translucent water. It is a perfect playground for practising taking a trunk and anchoring. It is also the home of Europe's first sailing school, Les Glénans!

  • Belle-Île is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful places on the Atlantic coast. What better way to improve than to sail in an exceptional setting? Here again, there are numerous anchorages where you can spend the night (Sauzon, Sterven-Stervraz, Goulphar, l'anse de Kérel...).

  • Quiberon and its peninsula offers a nice alternative in case of capricious weather. Its protected bay allows you to sail between its 3 main ports (Port Haliguen, Le Crouesty and La Trinité-sur-Mer) and other smaller ones full of charm (Auray, Baden, Arradon...).

  • 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 south-west or the port of Saint-Gildas to the north), you will be able to see the richness of its fauna and flora.

  • 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 coastline oscillates between sandy creeks and rocky cliffs. Depending on the direction and strength of the wind, you can stop off in the port of La Croix or Hoëdic.


Depending on the weather conditions, you can spend the night at anchor or at the quay.

DAY 7 : Port de Kernével (Larmor Plage)
You will dock in the port of Kernével in the early afternoon. It will be time to fold the sails, clear the lines and ropes and also to clean up together!
Your disembarkation is scheduled for Friday, around 4 pm.

Please note:

  • Food will be provided only on the first day of the course. After having defined a list with your trainer and all your crew members you will do your shopping in a supermarket located near the port.
  • The cooking and washing up will be done in rotation by the whole crew (trainer and trainees).
  • When you return to the port, we ask you to participate in the end-of-course cleaning. This is indeed an essential and necessary step that should not be neglected after each cruise.
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

Prices

Departure / ReturnDouble cabin to sharePrice TTC per personprice per person
April 2024
Saturday 06 Apr
Friday 12 Apr
-10%1 040 €-10%1 560 €
Saturday 13 Apr
Friday 19 Apr
1 155 €1 733 €
Saturday 20 Apr
Friday 26 Apr
1 155 €1 733 €
Saturday 27 Apr
Friday 03 May
1 155 €1 733 €
May 2024
Saturday 04 May
Friday 10 May
1 155 €1 733 €
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Price includes• Double cabin accommodation to share
• Services of a skipper/trainer
• Boat Insurance
• Guaranteed departure
Price does not include• Transport to base
• On-board mandatory expenses to be paid on-site in cash (including food, fuel, port/mooring costs): €200/person approximately
• Sleeping bag and fitted sheet
• Bath/beach towels
• Personal Insurance
• End of cruise cleaning

FAQ

Below you will find the various means of access to the port of Kernével:

By car:
Motorway Paris - Rennes > A 11
Rennes - Lorient > RN 24
Nantes - Lorient > RN 165
Brest - Lorient > RN 165

By train :
Lorient is the nearest SNCF station.
It could be accessed from the stations of Paris; Rennes; Quimper and Vannes.

By bus:
The Kernével stop is served by the T4 line (one departure every 20 to 30 minutes) from the Lorient bus station, "Gare d'Echanges" (located behind the SNCF station).
Get off at Kernével then walk about 500 metres to reach the port.

By plane:
Direct flights from Toulouse.

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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)
  • Protective lip balm
  • Hand towel (microfiber type)
  • Toiletries (including earplugs in case of a snorer)
  • First aid kit
  • Sleeping bag
  • Cushion / pillow
  • 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.
    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: 30% /// 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: http://www.ouest-assurances.fr

    Client Reviews: (4.6/5)

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    Les iles bretonnes avec un bateau très marin et un skipper adorable

    - reviewed on 10 october 2023

    La croisière correspond au descriptif. Aucune mauvaise surprise avant et pendant ces 7 jours (que des bonnes !!!). L'itinéraire a été discuté entre les équipiers et le skipper même si la météo s'est imposée parfois. Grand bateau très marin à toutes les allures. Notre skipper était motivé à nous fair

    Vincent (France) - September 2023

    Une belle aventure humaine

    - reviewed on 17 may 2023

    Un travail d'équipe, un chef de bord très compétant nous a permis de naviguer dans le berceau de la voile qu'est la Bretagne avec toutes ses embuches, ses ports, ses marées, ses vents ses pluies et son soleil aussi ! Une super ambiance le soir nous a permis de mieux se connaitre. Encore Merci à Vin

    Marco (Belgium) - May 2023

    Bon stage très formateur

    - reviewed on 05 may 2023

    Bon bateau
    Skipper très bon formateur

    Jean-François (France) - April 2023

    Remise à niveau skipper

    - reviewed on 02 may 2023

    Merci encore à Vincent pour tous ses conseils et sa pédagogie pour les enseigner

    Laurent (France) - April 2023

    Une semaine au top sur LARGO 44

    - reviewed on 02 may 2023

    Un croisière pour découvrir la maniement d'un voilier habitable avec un skipper parfait, merci vincent pour tes explications, ta patience et ta diplomatie.
    Une belle de navigation en passant par LE PALAIS, PORT HALIGUEN, LE CROUESTY et PORT TUDY avec une semaine tous temps, vent, soleil, pluie et br

    Jacques Et Catherine (France) - April 2023

    Initiation à la voile très positive

    - reviewed on 02 may 2023

    1 semaine très instructive, l essentiel des bases de la navigation est abordé de manière clair.
    Beaucoup de pratique qui permet d apprendre et s améliorer chaque jour.
    Skyper très compétent et des coéquipiers très sympa de tout niveau avec qui j ai passé de bon moment de rigolade et de bon conseil

    Rémy (France) - April 2023

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