La semaine du Golfe du Morbihan May 2023

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  • 07 Jul 2023 16:32
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    Anonymous wrote:

    How I regret that our water draft didn't allow us to take part to that event!

    Another point for Eric who hates big boats!

    So whats a "big boat"? The Van Isle 360

    passed through our harbour last month and the smallest boat in the fleet was 33 feet (10M). I thought that made our 29ft boat look small but I suspect (looking at the pictures) our 4.5 draft may have been too much as well. (aside from making our way through the NW passage to get there)

    It sure looks like an enjoyable event though.

    My interest in the Van Isle 360? Their time table shows that circumnavigating Vancouver Island is possible in a three week holiday. (we actually have 4 this year) It also points out how to decide what time of month to go as there are some places where tide matters. This is a long term goal I have.

  • 06 Jul 2023 20:47
    Reply # 13224490 on 13014047

    How I regret that our water draft didn't allow us to take part to that event!

    Another point for Eric who hates big boats!

  • 06 Jul 2023 18:50
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    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jan Wolstenholme has shared 10 or so photos of the Morbihan junket, including some great photos of his halibut rigged dinghy and a video from the French television: 

  • 25 Jun 2023 22:08
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    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    And Thomas Poirier has now just posted on YouTube two videos of the event:

    and [edit to original post]

    photos/video from Richard (Gavin) Dalglish

    Last modified: 28 Jun 2023 17:25 | Anonymous
  • 23 Jun 2023 04:41
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    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What a great set of photographs. I especially like the ones of that little red boat heavily reefed. It must have been blowing good and hard that day.

  • 22 Jun 2023 22:18
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    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    More great photos from Morbihan courtesy of Eric

    Last modified: 24 Jun 2023 09:40 | Anonymous
  • 31 May 2023 18:21
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    It was a very good moment, des belles rencontres with others junkies, thanks to th JRA for all this !

  • 31 May 2023 15:09
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    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There will be an article on the Semaine du Golfe event in the next magazine, and in the meanwhile many photos and videos are available to view

    Last modified: 02 Jun 2023 11:01 | Anonymous
  • 24 May 2023 13:41
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    The semaine du golfe du Morbihan junket was a great time. We were 5boats but not at the same time.

    We started with two boats Circé and Mingming.

    Lexia was on her way from Great Britain and Paradox was dealing with engine issue in St Jean Croix de vie.

    At the Ile d'Arz huge picknick, Jan joined us with his tender equipped with an alibut inspired sail. It is simple and smart.

    Paradox arrived on Wenesday and Lexia on Friday.

    The weather was fine and almost all the time suny but the northern winds were a bit fresh.

    On saturday, we avoided the Grande Parade as it was headwind in spring tides. Tacking in huge tide turbulences in company of more than one thousand boats seamed a bit risky. So we departed one hour ahead. We arrived at the Ile d'Arz to participate to the JRA AGM. After supper we used Mingming as a sailing dingy to bring the crews back onboard. A great moment.

    During the week Circé demonstrated that a modern junk rig on a performant hull can perform as well as bermudian rigged boats.



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  • 12 Apr 2023 21:17
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    Anonymous wrote:

    Hi everybody, 

    As some of you who are registered for the Semaine du Golfe,  I have received information from the organization asking me if I wanted to make réservations for the meals at our different stops.

    So as we don’t end up separated and not having our meals - and drinks - together, I therefore ask the only guy who knows it all - Eric! - what would be his suggestions.

    Hoping everybody would be wondering too!


    Merci, Patrick, it's a good point.

    Four years ago at the last event I registered late and I didn't reserve any meals and it was nice. As we are in France and the master of the navigation in the golfe du morbihan is the tide, most of the time the flotilla stops in a mooring for lunch time and to wait for the tide to shift. In each mooring villages there are some food stands at lunch time mainly for the visitors (without boat). For us, there is a harbour service to bring us ashore and back (free as always). I think it is nicer to go ashore and visit the village, found some street food (there are at least always some oisters or some crepes available. For me it is better than to eat a lunch bock on the boat.

    Four years ago, only once we couldn't stop at lunch time and the organisation provided some lunch bocks for everybody. I can't remember if it was for free but I don't think so.

    Anyway, I'll ask to my contact in the organisation to check.

    Don't hurry up to answer.



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