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Explore the charming Atlantic coastline of Southern Brittany on your next sailing holiday and discover excellent sailing with a wonderful Gallic flavour - perfect for experienced sailors.

Southern Brittany is an excellent destination for a sailing holiday for more experienced skippers with so many scenic bays, rivers, ports and islands (Les Glénan, Belle Île, Groix, Hoedic, Houat) and a softer climate than on the north coast of Brittany and the Channel.

Sail along the Atlantic coastline visiting the many seaside towns and fishing harbours. Sample the delights of the local fruits de mer, oysters, cider and crepes. Visit the offshore islands, inhabited by seafaring Bretons since medieval times.

This is an interesting sailing area for skippers with a knowledge of tides (there is a large tidal range in this area). It is advisable that only experienced skippers take on this coastline. Sailing in this area is a fantastic way to build pilotage experience and understand the importance of using the tides and currents to the yachtsman’s advantage.

Brittany Yacht Charter

  • Overview
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    La Trinite

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    Traditional caramel biscuits

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    Port Haliguen

    Sailing holidays in Brittany

    • Take the Eurostar and TGV or self drive from the UK
    • A unique sailing area for experienced sailors
    • Explore the picturesque fishing villages & wonderful seafood restaurants
    • Average distances of 13nm/day
    • Level 3 sailing-large tides and strong currents
    • Average summer temperatures of around 20 degrees
    • Average winds force 2-4
    • Mostly harbour moorings in this area
    • Charters run Saturday to Friday (6 nights)
  • 1 Wk Itinerary

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary in Brittany

    DAY 1 : Houat Island (12nm)

    Embark at La Trinite sur Mer and sail towards Houat Island. Drop anchor at La Grande Plage and admire the breathtaking scenery of the beach.

    DAY 2 : Belle-Ile (15nm)

    Take a trip to nearby Hoëdic Island for lunch and a visit to the chateau. Afternoon sail to Belle-Ile. Anchor on the south side at Ster Wen or Port Kerel.

    DAY 3 : Port Haliguen (13nm)

    Sail to Quiberon. Overnight at Port Haliguen. Hire bicylces on the stunning peninsula "Presqu'ile de Quiberon".

    DAY 4 : Port Navalo (10nm)

    Leisurely sail to Port Navalo at the entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan.

    DAY 5 : St Goustain (9nm)

    Explore up the River Auray and overnight at St Goustain with its medieval town centre.

    DAY 6 : Le Palais / Sauzon (18nm)

    Sailing in the Gulf of Morbihan to Monk's Island. Overnight at Le Palais with its impressive castle or the port of Sauzon (18nm) on Belle Ile.

    DAY 7 : La Trinite sur Mer (16nm)

    Brittany 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • Sailing Conditions

    Sailing conditions in Brittany

    Light winds in the summer Force 2-4, although Spring is more variable with westerlies up to Force 6. This stretch of the coast has large tides (up to 11m at springs) and strong currents. This sailing area is ideal in May, June and September.

    We have rated this destination a 'Level 3' (levels info) and you will need RYA Day Skipper or ICC qualification for bareboat charters in Brittany. You should be coastal skipper standard and have considerable skippering experience.

    As an alternative, we also offer charters on the French Riviera (level 2-3). If you are at all unsure about a destination then please get in touch and our sales team will be more than happy to make their recommendations for you.

  • Getting There

    Getting There

    Trains to Lorient

    Eurostar to Paris Nord and TGV from Paris Montparnasse to Lorient (10 mins by taxi to port) or Auray (15 mins by taxi to La Trinite).

    Self-drive

    Many clients take their car by ferry to Brittany and drive to Lorient or La Trinite.

"Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed last weeks sailing around the Stockholm archipelago. The boat was by far the best we have ever chartered. As a cruising area it's definitely on the return list !!"

Stockholm 2015 - A & H.R

Brittany Yacht Charter prices

Yachts from La Trinite sur Mer Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2023 GB£ per yachtDufour 310 GL(2017)Dufour 34 - 2 cab.(2011)First 30(2011)First 31.7(2008)Mojito 8.88(2016)
Dates2 cabins/1WC2 cabins/1WC2 cabins/1WC2 cabins/1WC2 cabins/1WC
08-28 Apr15811329127612761424
29 Apr-05 May18901486155715571567
06-26 May18901486155715571567
27 May-02 Jun15811329127612761424
03-30 Jun16291371131413141467
01-07 Jul19861533160516051643
08-28 Jul21861686176217621814
29 Jul-18 Aug28332276211021102443
19-25 Aug20241567162916291676
26 Aug-15 Sep15811329127612761424

Yachts from La Trinite sur Mer Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2023 GB£ per yachtDufour 405 GL(2009)Dufour 410 GL(2015)First 36.7(2008)Oceanis 38.1(2019)Sun Odyssey 349(2021)
Dates3 cabins/2WC3 cabins/1WC3 cabins/1WC3 cabins/1WC3 cabins/1WC
08-28 Apr15671824192917951667
29 Apr-05 May18142143198121001943
06-26 May18142143198121001943
27 May-02 Jun15671824192917951667
03-30 Jun16141876198618481719
01-07 Jul18672205203822002038
08-28 Jul20522429224324192243
29 Jul-18 Aug26193071272432002962
19-25 Aug19052252208122482081
26 Aug-15 Sep15671824192917951667

Yachts from La Trinite sur Mer Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2023 GB£ per yachtBavaria 47 Cruiser(2009)Dufour 450 GL(2015)Sun Odyssey 469(2014)
Dates4 cabins/2WC4 cabins/2WC4 cabins/4WC
08-28 Apr253323432871
29 Apr-05 May276727433133
06-26 May276727433133
27 May-02 Jun253323432871
03-30 Jun261424102952
01-07 Jul284828293229
08-28 Jul313831143552
29 Jul-18 Aug379039384300
19-25 Aug290528903286
26 Aug-15 Sep253323432871

Yachts from La Trinite sur Mer Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2023 GB£ per yachtGemini Legacy 35 - 3 cab.(2016)
Dates3 cabins/1WC
08-28 Apr1819
29 Apr-05 May2243
06-26 May2243
27 May-02 Jun1819
03-30 Jun1871
01-07 Jul2310
08-28 Jul2548
29 Jul-18 Aug3071
19-25 Aug2357
26 Aug-15 Sep1819

Yachts from La Trinite sur Mer

Includes Outboard (over 28') & bed linen.

YACHT SECURITY:

Refundable deposit €1500- €8000. Non refundable deposit on request.

COMPULSORY EXTRAS

End Cleaning; Monohulls - 20'-29' €55, 30'-35' €85, 36'-41' €115, 42' and above €165, Catamarans €195

Handling fees €15

 
Fuel used (fill up on return)
Optional extras (i.e SUP's etc) available on request.
SKIPPER: €1820/week + food and drink + own cabin
 

Prices may be subject to change.

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Seychelles the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.