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Departing from La Rochelle, you will stop over on the 3 islands that make up the Antioch sluice: Ré, Oléron and Aix. On such a route the objective is to study and carry out, according to the tide times and the weather, the entrances to ports encountered on the way (La Flotte en Ré, St Martin de Ré, Ars en Ré, St Denis d’Oléron, Le Douhet, Boyardville, etc.) moor there and set off again: it will be easier for you to return independently next time.

Head northwest to one of the ports of Vendée (Bourgenay, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, Les Sables d’Olonne) or depending on your wishes and the weather, stopover in one of the magnificent anchorages on the magnificent island of ‘Yeu (Port de la Meule, cove des Soux, du Château, etc.)

After tasting the local specialties (smoked tuna, lobster, patagos, etc.), head for the bay of Quiberon and its islands (Houat, Hoëdic, Belle-île, etc.) and why not a detour to the Gulf of Morbihan if the weather is favorable?

Road to La Rochelle while maneuvering and tuning this magnificent sailboat that is the Pogo 1250, a cruise ship unlike any other. Its powerful hull will take you at speeds you have not yet experienced, and its comfort to live in makes it the ideal boat to discover while having fun.

During this coastal navigation, you will take full advantage of the different aspects of life on board while training yourself in the techniques necessary for autonomy on a sailboat: port maneuvers, local and general weather, point on nautical chart with and without GPS, settings , mooring, beaconing, reefing, spinnaker maneuvers, …

You will navigate mainly during the day with stopovers in port or at anchor, and will thus fully enjoy the different aspects of life on board while training yourself in the techniques necessary for autonomy on a sailboat.

The on-board instructor adapts his instructions according to the level and objectives of each team member and will alternate practice with more theoretical sessions with topics related to the use of safety equipment, various emergency procedures, preparation before navigation ( man and ship), mechanics, navigation on paper and electronic charts, weather forecast, routing, etc.

The purpose for trainees is generally a rental, a boat purchase, the integration of a crew for a cruise or simply the pleasure of knowing how to navigate aboard a sailboat in complete safety.

Another possibility: you can also choose the boat you want (POGO 30, POGO 36, POGO 1250 or TS42) on which we add a coach on the dates that suit you for a tailor-made program.

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Description

Type of boat :

  • Pogo 30, Pogo 36, Pogo 12.50 et TS 42

Coaching :

An instructor with state education and experience

Price including:

  • The provision of the boat
  • The state-certified instructor
  • Insurance
  • Linen on board (bottom sheets + kitchen towels + pillowcases)
  • Cleaning the boat at the end of the course (you will not do the cleaning on the last day so that the fun continues until the end!)

Does not include: food, consumables, stopover costs, around 15/20 € per day), the FFVoile passport (15 € valid for the year)

Price example for 1 week course: € 1,095 single berth (square or shared double cabin) / € 1,395 privatized double cabin

COVID-19:

In view of the current context, a test (PCR or antigen) less than 72 hours before the start of the course or a vaccination certificate will be requested
Before boarding, each member of the crew must strictly apply barrier gestures, safety distances, confinement requirements and sign an individual declaration of honor to this effect (on the registration form)
The boat is delivered healthy at the start of the course: our boats are thoroughly cleaned by a company that manually uses on clean surfaces products approved and made in France with a contact time of 15 minutes (bactericide: EN 1276 at 15g / l, fungicide: EN 1650 at 10g / l, fungicide: NFT 72-190 at 50g / l, virucidal: EN 14476 at 4%)
Hand disinfection after installation of what we have on board. No obligation thereafter to wear a mask which remains at the convenience of each one
When disembarking a stopover, wearing a mask is mandatory in addition to barrier gestures and safety distances (even between crew members)
As soon as you arrive from outside the boat and before getting on board: washing your hands with hydro-alcoholic solution and disinfecting what you get on board
Each person embarks with an individual bag in which there is:
– Several surgical masks
– A bottle of personal hydro-alcoholic gel