Sail a trimaran between La Rochelle and Brittany

One week to learn or improve on a Neel 43!

  • Sailing course

Sail a trimaran between La Rochelle and Brittany


You will sail for 1 week on the coasts of Brittany, Charente-Maritime and Vendée on a comfortable trimaran. You will be trained on board a Neel 43 performance yacht with an experienced trainer. Depending on your preferences and the weather conditions, you will make multiple stops. Between the islands of the Pertuis d'Antioche, the Sables d'Olonne, the Ile d'Yeu or Royan, you will discover the landscapes of the Atlantic coast while enriching your knowledge of sailing.

Some departures can be arranged according to the level of the participants. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Cruise Highlights

  • Improve your manoeuvring skills to become autonomous
  • Discover the coastline of Charente, Vendée and Brittany
  • Sail on board a Neel 43
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Your Boat

  • Neel 43
  • 5 total cabins
  • 8 people max
  • 1 crew members

Your course will take place on board the Lungta, a Neel 43 from 2022. This 13-metre trimaran will allow you to be at ease in all sailing conditions. Ideally arranged, you will be able to move comfortably inside and outside this spacious vessel. The large cockpit directly overlooking the helm station will allow you to spend convivial moments with your crew. Take advantage of your breaks to relax comfortably in the saloon, in your cabin or on the trampolines.

  • Equipped kitchen
  • Cockpit table
  • Electric windlass
  • MP3 Fusion
  • Deck shower (hot water)
  • Bow thruster
  • Dinghy with engine
Layout

The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

Cabin

This sailboat has 5 cabins, including 3 doubles and 2 singles, and can therefore accommodate up to 7 passengers and 1 skipper. You have a bathroom at your disposal.

During the sailing courses, we limit the number of participants to 6 people maximum.

Itinerary of your cruise

Whether you are a beginner sailor or a seasoned sailor looking for experience, this cruise is for you! We offer you an 8-day escape from your daily life to breathe in the sea air and learn the basics of sailing.

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Atlantic France

DAY 1 : La Rochelle
You will meet at 4 pm at the Port des Minimes in La Rochelle for your boarding. After meeting your instructor and crew members, you will familiarize yourself with the boat and its equipment. You will then discuss the different points you wish to work on: manoeuvres in port, navigation on the chart, tide calculation, sail adjustment, and solo manoeuvres... The objective is to gain autonomy!
You will cast off the next morning.

DAYS 2 à 7 : Navigation
Your skipper will suggest itineraries according to your objectives, the tides and the weather conditions. You will find below a non-exhaustive list of possible stopovers.

∼ The Charente coast ∼

  • Île de Ré, a small corner of paradise where peace and quiet reign. Labelled as a country of art and history, it is one of the favourite destinations of the French. The island is composed of 10 villages with remarkable heritage and architecture. During your stopovers, you will discover, among others :
    • Ars-en-Ré and its salt marshes surrounded by its remarkable bell tower painted in black and white.
    • Saint-Martin de Ré and its pleasant walk along its city walls. The bell tower of the church named the "observatory" offers a unique view of the city.
    • Saint-Clément-des-Baleines and its towering lighthouse. The ascent of its 257 steps will lead you to a height of 57 meters for a breathtaking view.

  • Île d'Oléronor the luminous island, as some people call it, has incredible cultural and natural diversity. You will go between beaches, swamps and forests to discover some of its cities:
    • Saint-Denis d'Oléron and the unmissable Chassiron lighthouse overlooking the Antioche channel. You will be surprised to see old coloured cabins on the beach of La Boirie.
    • Boyardville, the ideal place to take a break from the wind and admire Fort Boyard.

  • The island of Aix, as small as it is (1,19 km²) charmed Napoleon in the XIXth century. His former residence has been transformed into a museum.
  • Rochefort, a city full of history. You can reach it after sailing up the estuary of the Charente, in the middle of a wild and preserved nature. It is also the cradle of the Frégate de la Liberté, the Hermione, a faithful replica of the one born in the XVIIIth century and commissioned by La Fayette.
  • Royan, a family seaside resort, which will plunge you into the heart of the 50s. Its city centre is known for the atypical architecture of its church Notre Dame de Royan, but also for its covered market with a circus look.

∼ The Vendée coast ∼

  • Les Sables d'Olonne, an elegant city with varied landscapes (dunes, forests, marshes...). You will have a beautiful overview of the architecture of the end of the XIXth century by looking at the Remblai promenade. It is impossible to talk about this city without mentioning the legendary Vendée Globe, a non-stop solo race that takes place every 4 years. The next event will take place in 2024...
  • Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie has the largest sardine port on the Atlantic coast. The true emblem of the city, the sardine, is celebrated with its own festival: the Spring of the Sardine. You will see the Josephine tower a little before you dock at Port La Vie. This port "in the city" is accessible at any time and protected for the enjoyment of boaters.

  • Île d'Yeu, formerly known as the island of Oya, is located 15 km off the coast of Vendée. It has many surprises in store for you, both in terms of buildings and myths.
    • The dolmen of Petits Fradetsor dolmen of Gournaise, testifies of a human presence dating from more than 5000 years.
    • The Old Castle, a remarkable fortress surrounded by water which has survived the ages since the 14th century.
    • The Citadel (or Fort de la Pierre Levée) would almost go unnoticed in the middle of a wild landscape. It was used, among other things, as a place of detention for Marshal Pétain.
    • The Lighthouse of Crows dominates the southeastern tip of the island from a height of 19 meters. Its light sweeps 18.5 miles out to sea.

∼ The Breton coast ∼

  • Quiberon and its peninsula will seduce you. Its protected bay, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, offers magnificent landscapes and brings together the perfect conditions for sailing. Sail a few miles to the east of the bay to reach the harbours of well-known sailing towns: La-Trinité-sur-Mer and Le Crouesty.
  • Belle-Île-en-Mer is the largest Breton island but also one of the most beautiful. It is the ideal place to learn to sail while enjoying the varied scenery. Here again, there are numerous anchorages and very pleasant places to spend the night (Sauzon, Sterven-Stervraz, Goulphar, l'anse de Kérel...).

DAY 8 : La Rochelle
Your return to the port of La Rochelle is scheduled for 9 am (a little earlier for those disembarking on the island of Ré).


The Charente coast: La Rochelle  Île de Ré  Île d'Oléron  Royan  La Rochelle  

The Vendée coast: La Rochelle  Île de Ré  Les Sables d'Olonne  Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie  Île d'Yeu  
The Breton coast : La Rochelle  Île d'Yeu  Quiberon  Belle-Île-en-Mer  La Rochelle

The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions.
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Price includes

  • Lodging in a double cabin to share
  • The Services of the Instructor (state certified)
  • Bedding (bottom sheet and pillowcase)
  • Cleaning of the boat at the end of the course
  • Boat Insurance
  • "Sailing Passport" - French Federation Sailing Pass (valid for the year of purchase)

Price does not include

  • Transport to the base
  • Boarding kit (food, stopover expenses) and consumables (water, gas, fuel): about 150 € per person
  • Sleeping bag or top sheet
  • Towels and beach towels

Our customers' reviews of this boat

4,0 · 1 reviews

  • 4

    Stage sur Sun Fast 3600

    Skipper parfait dans sa pédagogie, son approche, son gout pour le partage, sa bonne humeur... et son experience ! Bateau exceptionnel pour la navigation rapide mais pas équipé pour une croisière. Dommage, cela a réduit le champs des possible (et la météo était exécrable.... pas de votre faute (:-)

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the "Sailing Passport" of the FFV?

    The Sailing Passport is a license for all persons participating in courses in sailing schools/clubs of the French Sailing Federation network.
    It also includes insurance for your courses.

    If you already have an FFV license, you will not need to subscribe to the Sailing Passport. However, we will ask you to give us your license number.
  • Who is your skipper?

    All our skippers and sailing instructors are state-qualified, pedagogical and experienced. They are used to sailing on recent and high-performance RM and POGO sailboats.
  • How are the meals on board organised?

    Food is usually included in the amount of the ship's kitty, and purchases are made in a supermarket near the port.

    Below are some examples of what may be possible:
    • On-board grocery delivery
    • Bring your own dishes to share
    • Do your grocery shopping before departure
    For the preparation of the meals, the skipper will gladly accept your help.
  • What are the payments required to confirm my reservation?

    To confirm your reservation, you must inform your GlobeSailor advisor, who will put an option for you to collect your deposit. The reservation will only be considered final once your deposit has been received (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card), from 30 to 50% of the reservation amount. A deposit of 80% will be required for all reservations made less than 60 days before departure. The balance must be paid at the latest 45 days before the date of embarkation.
  • What happens in the event of a cancellation?

    In case of cancellation, you must inform your GlobeSailor consultant 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 to departure: 100% of your reservation.
    We advise our clients to purchase cancellation insurance with Ouest Assurance : http://www.ouest-assurances.fr