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Brittany sailing - RYA Practical Sailing Courses

Brittany sailing - RYA Practical Sailing Courses
Provider: Brittany Sailing
Location: Camaret-sur-mer, Finistere Brittany, France
Participants: 5 or less
Phone: +33 (0)6 29 25 24 80
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It is our main aim at Brittany Sailing for you to enjoy yourself while learning the necessary skills to crew on or skipper a yacht safely and confidently as we cruise the fantastic waters of the Brittany Coast and Islands.

The waters around Brittany have some of the strongest tides to be found anywhere allowing you to develop a good understanding of navigation and and boat handling in tidal conditions. If conditions are a little too rough out at sea then we are very fortunate in having the huge sheltered waters of the Rade de Brest to sail in. The Rade de Brest is a vast area of 150 square kilometres open to the sea to the west by an opening 1.8km wide and boasting a fabulous nautical environment with modern marinas, sheltered anchorages and protected sailing.

To ensure you receive the best possible tuition in a pleasant environment we only have a maximum of 4 students on board at any one time. We offer all the Practical RYA training courses from Start Sailing (for complete beginners) through Competent Crew to Yachtmaster Offshore (Preparation course) all over 5 days. We also run the Day Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory courses and the very popular Day Skipper Combined Theory and Practical course. For those with some experience (up to Day Skipper level) but no formal qualifications we can run the ICC assesement.

Our Training Yacht

Our tidal sailing courses are taken on 'Cornish Legend', a steel Van De Stadt 34' yacht which has been purpose built to extremely high standards. She is a bermudian sloop, very stable and fast and has a 33hp inboard engine which gives her a cruising speed of 6 knots under power. There is a comfortable cockpit and a sun bathing area on the fore deck. The foresail is a furling genoa and the main sail has slab reefing.She carries all the required safety gear . Navigation equipment includes: Radar Echo Sounder Log Electronia compass GPS Chartplotter VHF Radio Navtex Windex

General pricing info.

The tariff includes: TVA (VAT), accommodation on-board CORNISH LEGEND, all meals, hot drinks and snacks taken on board, fuel and moorings.
  • RYA Practical courses prices from:-

  • RYA Start Yachting - 2 days
  • RYA Competent Crew Practical: - 5 days
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical:- 5 days
  • RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Prep - 5 days
  • RYA Yachtmaster Practical Prep - 5 days Plus exam
  • Skippered and Fully Crewed Charters From:-

  • Skippered day charters (Up to 4 people)
  • Fully Crewed Charters
  • All course can be paid in Sterling or Euro's - See web site

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  • £280 per day
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Students sleep onboard 'Cornish Legend' our training yacht in four berths -two in the forward cabin and two in the saloon. All meals taken on board are included in the price
About the area:
Camaret is situated on the most western point of the Crozon Peninsula but is ideally protected from the Atlantic weather as it is tucked round Point de Penhir and faces east. There is a long breakwater that has a delightful church at the end together with the magnificent old fort which used to protect the town from invaders (including the Brits!). Camaret is a smaller version of St. Ives, in Cornwall, as it has many art galleries, shops, cafes/bars and restaurants surrounding the picturesque harbour. There are two marinas at Camaret which can be entered at all states of the tide. CORNISH LEGEND is berthed in the inside one. Camaret is beautifully positioned for sailing as it is only about half an hour from the entrance to the Rade De Brest and is central for cruising north or south along the Breton coast. We can also pick up our guests from the Moulin Blanc marina at Brest, if flying in.
How to Get Here:
There are easy links to Brittany by ferry, flights and train. Feel free to contact us for advice on the best way to get here.
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