Brittany, France

June to September
TS42 catamaran or Pogo 12.5

Our 7-day fast-track performance course will turn you into a fine-tuned sailor. Your training happens on boats that are designed to go fast. Brittany, in the north of France, is one of the most diverse and challenging Atlantic coasts in Europe, offering great coastal views and a unique sailing experience. You might even join the mighty 20+ knot club!


Nearest courses

Performance course includes
Professional racing instructor
On-board accommodation
All mooring fees
Fuel costs
Onboard food & limited wine/beer for dinners
What to wear
Crocs or deck shoes
Foul weather gear
Comfortable athletic clothing
Performance Sailing Certification
Log ~250 nautical miles in tidal waters
Log 6 days at sea
Log 2 overnight passages

Sample itinerary

Day by day plan
Day 1: Saturday
La Dahouet
Today’s destination: Le Dahouet. Today you will meet your instructor and your fellow sailors, go provisioning (3pm), get onboard the boat (5pm) and receive briefings, ready for pushing out in the morning (or in the evening depending on the weather).
Day 2: Sunday
Today’s destination: Roscoff. Famous harbour for both fishing and welcoming the first technical stops of famous racers having just started the Route du Rhum or the Transat Jacque Vabres. In your case, it will be the opportunity to navigate the boat safely, taking into account the many rocks, kelp and currents up to 9kts around the bay
Day 3: Monday
Saint Cast le Guildo
Today’s destination: Saint Cast. Really cute little beach town with plenty of anchorages around, depending on weather, we could also try to reach the Ebihen island and a good overnight stop at anchor if conditions allow. During the day you will be refining your trimming and reefing and coached to find those extra half-knots of boat speed.
Day 4: Tuesday
Today’s destination: Chausey. During the day you will visit Chausey Island, providing great navigation challenges around the rocks of the area. In the evening, the appropriately named little island provides a great overnight stop. With water as clear as the Caribbean and only a few dozen habitants, this is one of the finest English channel islands.
Day 5: Wednesday
Ile de Bréhat
Today’s destination: Bréhat island. A lovely little island, combining stunning views, great restaurants and really cool bicycle rides (bikes for rent on the island). It’s also the place to go souvenirs shopping, munch some fresh creps and go for a dinghy ride to explore secluded beaches.
Day 6: Thursday
Today’s destination: Paimpol. Ever gone through a lock before? Well getting into Paimpol will be the opportunity ! Make sure you have your tides right before trying to access this typical north brittany little town. Fine restaurants and sticky sailors bars will be your reward (if you don’t run aground getting in)
Day 7: Friday
Saint Malo
Today’s destination: Saint Malo. Today is an early start as we make our way to finish the week in the legendary port of Saint Malo, really impressive enclosed city, almost destroyed during WWII, it has been restored and definitely worth to check out. In the afternoon if you have any ASA exams, this is when you will sit them. After sailing back to Le Dahouet, you will get together for a final bash in the restaurants and bars of the village.
Day 8: Saturday
Finish - Le Dahouet
A final debrief over breakfast, and then you will be anointed as an ex-Virgin! You will leave the yacht by 9am and head to the airport or to continue your adventures.
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