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

France Performance Course - Pogo 44
Sat 1 Jul - Sat 8 Jul 2023
Price per sailor from
1 spots left
France Performance Course - TS42
Sat 2 Sep - Sat 9 Sep 2023
Price per sailor from
5 spots left
Course includes
Professional Instructor
Accomodation on board
Сoncomitant fees
Fuel costs
Food & wine on board
What to wear
Comfortable athletic clothing
Non-Marking Sneakers
Rain jacket

Sample itinerary

Day by day plan
Day 1: Saturday
La Rochelle
Today’s destination: La Rochelle. At 3 PM you will meet your instructor and your fellow sailors, get onboard the boat and receive briefings, ready for pushing out in the morning.
Day 2: Sunday
Les Sables, d’Olonne
Today’s destination: Les Sables d’Olonne. Les Sables d’Olonne channel is part of the Brittany legend: this is the stretch from which the Vendée Globe racers begin the epic race and then return three months later, after having sailed around the world nonstop. It is also a good place to practice docking and have a look at some very nice boats.
Day 3: Monday
Ile d’Yeu
Today’s destination: Ile d’Yeu. A nice little 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
Belle Ile
Today’s destination: Belle Ile. During the day you will visit Houat and Hoedic Islands, providing great navigation challenges around the rocks of the area. In the evening, the appropriately named little island provides a great overnight stop, offering divine food in local restaurants. You also have the possibility to rent bicycles and explore the island.
Day 5: Wednesday
La Trinité sur Mer
Today’s destination: La Trinité sur Mer. A lovely little bay in a sheltered harbour. As well as working on passage planning, you will be able to experience Brittany at its finest.
Day 6: Thursday
Golfe du Morbihan
Today’s destination: Golfe du Morbihan. Getting in here requires a few planets to align (figuratively and literally: it needs the right tide). During the day you will make a stop at Les Glénans with turquoise water like the Caribbean but in Brittany.
Day 7: Friday
Today’s destination: Lorient. Today is an early start as we make our way to finish the week in the legendary port of Lorient, home to IMOCAs, ULTIMs and Class 40, and the throbbing heart of offshore racing. In the afternoon if you have any ASA exams, this is when you will sit them. After sailing back to La Rochelle, you will get together for a final bash in the restaurants and bars of the village.
Day 8: Saturday
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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