Friendly educational sailing course on a sailing boat

Globesailor exclusibve 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:
  • • Maneuvering 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
1 105 €939 €
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 Catherine, who has been a sailing instructor for 30 years. She will pass on her knowledge with passion and care. Catherine also organises summer cruises in the Morbihan on her own boat called ''Eolica'' and therefore knows the coastline like the back of her hand!

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:4
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 Catherine :


Your trainer holds a Captain 500 and a Captain 200 Sailing licence. In addition to that, she has a Sailing Educator Certificate (1st degree). Over the years, she has accumulated no less than 120,000 nautical miles (coastal and offshore sailing) and 8 ocean crossings (Atlantic and Pacific)!

She loves to pass on her knowledge and passion for sailing. Catherine has been supervising coastal and offshore sailing courses for fifteen years. Today, she is still continuing her path by training for the Brevet de Chef de Quart 500. With all her experience, Catherine is the ideal instructor to learn and sail in complete safety!

Sensitive to the environment and its protection, she will explain to you how to sail responsibly to reduce the impact of your cruise.

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 4 pm in the port of Kernével (free access and parking) for your boarding. After meeting your trainer Catherine 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 Catherine 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
May 2022
Saturday 28 May
Friday 03 Jun
-15%939 €-15%1 403 €
June 2022
Saturday 04 Jun
Friday 10 Jun
-15%939 €-15%1 403 €
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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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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: http://www.ouest-assurances.fr

For the COVID related questions, please contact your GlobeSailor advisor.
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.

    Client Reviews: (4.6/5)

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    Îles bretonnes

    - reviewed on 17 may 2022

    Croisière sur Hanse 44 au départ de Lorient. Croisière à destination des îles bretonnes sur 7 jours, mais en avons fait que 2 îles Groix et les Glénans.

    Gilbert (France) - May 2022

    Stage de voile très sympa

    - reviewed on 14 may 2022

    Stage de voile sur un grand voilier de 44 pieds. Bateau confortable et spacieux. Équipage agréable et monitrice sérieuse. La qualité du stage dépendra beaucoup de l'équipage à bord (co-stagiaires) et de la volonté d'apprendre.
    Les belles côtes bretonnes servent également à apprécier la semaine d'app

    Jonathan (France) - April 2022

    Une semaine sur les iles du Sud Bretagne en Mai 2022

    - reviewed on 10 may 2022

    Une excellente semaine en mer ,du soleil des températures printanières une eau à 12 degrés ( Tout à fait normal en Bretagne en cette période ...) Et surtout un équipage multi générationnel qui s'est parfaitement accordé ( de 13 ans à 56 ) d'origines diverses .Des îliens de France , un Suisse ,un Au

    Thierry (France) - April 2022
    - reviewed on 17 may 2022

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    Gwenaëlle (France) - May 2022
    - reviewed on 13 may 2022

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    Brice (France) - April 2022

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