I was somewhat stunned by the response to my post on a proposed trip to France next year! However it is brilliant to have so many people keen to go. I have now registered both Galleys and both Claydons for the event and they have all been accepted as part of Flotilla 1 which is for rowed boats of all shapes and sizes. You can see all the boats registered so far by going to
I was concerned about the cost of taking the Claydons on their separate trailers as these are expensive on the ferry but this has been slightly improved by the news that if we use the Portsmouth to Caen ferry route there is a 20% discount for event participants. I estimate that it will cost us around £80 pp to get the boats to the Golfe which is not much more than I originally suggested.
Some other new information has just been sent out. The translation is not perfect (!) but you can get the gist of it so I though you would like to see it . ...
In a few months we will celebrate together the 10th "Semaine du Golfe du Morbihan"!
Water and land are preparing festivities, and here finally is the program we have planned for your fleet.
The small sea will be ready to welcome you from the previous weekend. So you can get on the water and check in at the Home Port from Saturday, May 25.
HOME PORT : ARRADON
Until Wednesday, May 29, each fleet is hosted in a port of Home where are organized to put water and arrival records. A team of volunteers awaits there the Home Crew, opened on Saturday 25 May. The fleet will be hosted at 1 ARRADON .
Water festivities will be launched on Monday 27 May with in the early evening, joining the fleet of tall ships as a Opening Parade .
On Tuesday, May 28 , we give you an appointment at Ile d'Arz for the inevitable lunch under the pines that seals our biennial reunion.
Port to port navigations begin on Wednesday morning and will conclude on Saturday with the Grand Parade. Herve Cyrille, with Vpgm Association (Sailing & Heritage Morbihan) , will accompany you throughout your water program.
Here is the your program stops
- Port of Home : ARRADON , until Wednesday 29
- Monday 27 May : free navigation, Opening Parade at 20h
- Tuesday 28 May : lunch at the Ile d'Arz
- Wednesday 29 May : stop in LOCMARIAQUER , evening Saint Goustan (Auray)
- thursday May 30 : stop at Logeo (SARZEAU) , evening LARMOR BADEN
- friday 31 May : stop in Port Navalo (Arzon) , oysters break Fort Spanish (CRAC'H ), Evening PLOUGOUMELEN
- Sat 01 June : stop in Port Navalo (Arzon) , Grand Parade ,
closing night at Port Anna (SENE) with fleets 2 and 6.
From Wednesday, May 29, a shuttle service will be set up to facilitate the transport of crews to / from ports of the evening.
port to port Navigation, which makes the charm of the "Semaine du Golfe" implies for the crews of ships open good logistics transportation & lodging.
To avoid this you puzzle, we offer a simple but effective formula: Camping accommodation (pitches, furnished tent, mobile home, ...), breakfast and transportation. The lodging "Semaine du Golfe" of the flotilla crew 1 will be at Flower Camping de Conleau in Vannes .
We will send you shortly rates and booking arrangements.
Organization of arrival times and detailed clickstream, dinner reservations and other necessary details will be announced in the Spring..
All sounds very exciting & lot of work for you.
I can remember I think putting my name down but thats all I remember !!
Think they call it senile, but any chance maybe on Saturday night that you can tell us all about it ,I see its at end May is it for week etc
Look forward to hearing more
Oui. L'original s'il vous plait!
Conleau will probably be a good choice as it is only a short distance from the bright lights of Vannes. It's across the water from Sene, a little fishing port, from whence our own white egrets probably migrated in the 80's.
Hi Rachel. Thanks for organising this.
If I can please confirm mine and Christine's intention to be part of the fun. Let me know when you need payment. We have flights booked to Nantes so whatever happens we are now in southern Brittany that week. I note that the flowery camping place also had wooden cabins available, which sound like a really good idea!!
All sounds great fun and very exciting!
If I could put forward my definiate interest to join you all, please.
Although I don’t have a tow hook, I’m very happy to drive down with a car full of people/boot full of equipment if needed.
Just let me know when you need payment by.