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Sunday 26th May - Sun 2nd June 2019

A spectacular week. Brilliant tidal sailing. Mainly in enclosed bay with islands and creeks.
More than 1,000 traditional sailing craft in 10 fleets, from three-masted tall ships to small dingies.

Flotillas - Molly was in Flotilla 3b, Traditional Leisure boats & Open boats. ("Sail & Oar" is Flotilla 2). Molly's page in the offical list.
Two other "Whalers" boats were in the same fleet.

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Sunday
Arrive, Launch.
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Monday 27th May, Larmor Baden to Port Navalo.

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Track. Larmor Baden > Port Navalo

Parade d'ouverture The Opening parade. "#" Port Navalo to Larmor Baden.

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( "#" = Three events when all flotillas are together)


Track. Port Navalo > Larmor Baden = Opening Parade

Tuesday 28th May, Mardi de l'Ile d'Arz "#". Larmor Baden to Isle d’Arz - The famous fête champêtre.

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Track. Larmor Baden >
Isle d'Arz

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Isle D'Arz Dragged Mooring

Return to Larmor Baden

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Track. Isle d'Arz > Larmor Baden 1st Part

Wednesday.29th May. Larmor Baden to Port Navalo. Lunch @ Port Navalo.

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Track. Larmor Baden > Port Navalo

Port Navalo to Locmariaquer. Night mooring & Dinner.

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Track. Port Navalo > Locmariaquer

Thursday 30th May = Locmariaquer. Second breakfast/Lunch. To Fort Espagnole (The Oyster boats) Second lunch?

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Track. Locmariaquer, Oyster Boats (Ft Espagnol), St Goustains

Fort Espagnol to St Goustans. Night mooring & Dinner. AWAITING your comments, hightlights & pictures. Click any picture for full size

Friday 31st May. St Goustans to Pointe de Kerpenhir anchorage.
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Pointe de Kerpenhir anchorage to Le Logeo. Lunch.
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Track. St Goustains, Pt de Kerpenhir

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Track. Pointe de Kerpenhir > Le Logeo

Le Logeo to Port Anna. Night mooring & Dinner.

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Track. Le Logeo > Port Anna

Saturday - Port Anna to Port Navalo.
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Saturday 1st June. Port Anna to Port Navalo. Lunch.
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Track. Portt Anna > Port Navalo

Port Navalo. The Grand Parade of Sail "#".
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To Porth ar Bley slipway. Haul out.asas
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Track. Port Navalo, Grand Parade, Porth ar Bley

Sunday - Crew depart for home.

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La Semaine Du Golfe du Morbihan Website Organisers' website. 2019 English . French (more info?).
Official map and nautical programme (PDF, in French). NB "Escale" = Lunch stop. "Accuiel" = Dinner & Night mooring.
Official Nautical Programme (Scroll down for Flotilla 3b).
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Sunday 26th May - Sun 2nd June 2019

Brilliant tidal sailing, mainly in enclosed bay with islands and creeks.
More than 1,000 traditional sailing boats in 10 fleets, from three-masted tall ships to small dingies. A spectacular week!
For an excellent description see the 2013 trip.

[Pre-event info -
Some maintenance may need to be done at our mooring during the preceding weeks.
Molly will probably be hauled out on the previous Wednesday (22nd April) so only two days will be available for maintenance ashore.]
(Done)

Travel -
Depart Henley Sat 25th, or Sun 26th. Sometimes we stop at Hede, approx. 45 minutes drive from St. Malo, with trailer parking at the ruined castle. Croissants bought from the local bakery are enjoyed with coffee at the Tabac.

Arrival - Sunday 26th or Monday 27th
Accommodation - "Whalers" have 3 (or 4?) x 2-bedroom mobile-home/chalets at "Camping Pen Mar", near Lamor Baden.
Reception closed 12:00 - 15:00 ? See "Practical information - Opening hours"
Accommodations, See here then select "Mobile home, 2 bedrooms".
They "graciously provide you with pillows, sheets and blankets.". Own sheets/sleeping bags might be useful?. Take towell.
We usually avoid the "formule" breakfast at the campsite (extra charge) in favour of self catering with our own supplies of tea, coffee, porridge oats, bacon etc.
The "Molly" tea-pot and others must taken along, plus kettles (not part of French inventories).

Nautical Info -
Weather forecast (Isle-d'Arz) in the centre of the bay.
Otherwise:- Arzon Accuwweather. Arzon T.W.O. Crouesty (on the coast) Windfinder.

Flotillas - Molly will be in Flotilla 3b, Traditional Leisure boats & Open boats. ("Sail & Oar" is Flotilla 2)
Molly's page in the offical list.

Flotilla 3b programme - Reception and check in harbour = LARMOR BADEN
"#" = Three events when all flotillas are together.

Official map and nautical programme (PDF, in French). NB "Escale" = Lunch stop. "Accuiel" = Dinner & Night mooring.
Official Nautical Programme (Scroll down for Flotilla 3b).

La Semaine Du Golfe du Morbihan Website (2019) Organisers' website. 2019 English . French (more info?).
Morbihan Crew navette times places. (Morning & evening transports)
Some Navettes possibly available to all? [ie not the morning/evening crew transports]


Golfe Du Morbihan map
Maps of Molly's Morbihan Sailing Itinerary 2019
Monday.
Tuesday.
Wednesday.
Thursday.
Friday.
Saturday.
These maps
are indicative,
not navigational!