A fantastic opportunity to sail and experience Brittany. Rugged coastlines, and sandy beaches this will be an adventure you won't forget!

Sail to Brittany

7 days | 27th Aug - 2nd Sep 2022

A fantastic opportunity to sail and experience Brittany in France. Rugged coastlines, and sandy beaches along with two English Channel crossings. Visit Brest, Camaret-sur-Mer & Douanenez and spend the night at anchor in the Helford River off Falmouth. A great opportunity to explore and challenge yourself; this will be an adventure you won't forget!

£455 per person

Inlcudes: All meals, safety equipment and waterpoofs

Voyage Info

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Sail to France!

A true adventure voyage with plenty of sailing mixed with time to explore ashore. This sailing adventure has two, 16hr sailing legs crossing the English Channel along with the chance to visit iconic sailing locations make this an unforgettable adventure!

Leg 1 – Fowey to Helford River

Meet our training ship, Helen Mary R in Fowey; a beautiful bustling harbour with a tumble of pastel-coloured houses, independent shops and tiered terraces overlooking the wooded banks of the Fowey River.  Get used to sailing Helen Mary R raise the sails & steer the ship on a short passage to the Helford River where we’ll prepare dinner, and set an anchor watch for the night.

Leg 2 – Helford River to Camaret-sur-Mer

The first of our long sailing legs, we will set sail early in the morning to cross the English Channel in daylight. This 103mile passage will see us crossing one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world! What better way to arrive in to Brittany than by sail! Our route to Cameret-sur-Mer will see us sail down the Chanel du four and past the busy harbour of Brest.

Explore Ashore

We’ll spend a day exploring Camaret, situated on the western tip of the Crozon peninsula, it is a traditional port where you we’ll be able to enjoy a walk along the bustling quays lined with brightly-painted houses. On the jetty you’ll find the chapel of Notre-Dame de Rocamadour, famous for the model boats that are left there as offerings. Continue your walk to the Vauban tower, known as the ‘Tour dorée’, or Golden Tower, because of its ochre colour.

Leg 3 – Cameret-sur-Mer to Douarnenez

Leg three is a short hop around the coast to Douarnenez. Douarnenez has steep, narrow cobbled streets which climb up to the town from the harbours that have changed little over the past century. They reveal a wide range of places of interest, including old chapels, the Halles or covered market at the town square, and traditional houses once inhabited by local fishermen. There are also some awesome beaches!

Leg 4 – Douarnenez back to Fowey

The final long passage home. If time permits, we will stop in Brest to explore the town, but this is very weather & time dependant. The passage is over 140 miles so we could be sailing for around 24hrs, a great chance to get into the swing of being in watches. We will re-cross the English Channel sail back to Fowey where we aim to be arriving mid-afternoon. Once we tidy the boat and say our goodbyes they’ll be time for a quick team photo!

What an adventure!

Adventure Sailing
Adventure Sailing

We have grouped our voyages into categories so you have a better idea as what to expect during the voyage.

Our Adventure sailing trips cover much greater mileage than an explorer trip. Head to sea and sail for a few days or nights and really get into life on board an ocean going yacht. We aim to allow a good bit of time to head ashore and explore, but as distances increase so does our reliance on weather windows & conditions. Adventure sailing trips are great intermediaries between explorers and expeditions.

  •   Great for stretching your boundaries
  •   Visit & Explore amazing places
  •   Most voyages 10 days or more

Planned Route

UK Sail Training
member of ASTO
Inspected under the standards of the MCA
Sail Training International
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
Cornwall Marine Network


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