Bretagne en Kanaaleilanden

In Brittany the largest tide differences are measured. In the corner at Granville and St Malo tide can rise to more than 10 meters.

The Channel Islands (British and French) therefore have a particularly strong tidal current. For experienced sea sailors ideally suited for practicing coastal navigation and power windows. Too late for a favorable tide has immediate consequences, everything revolves around route planning here. It is a particularly beautiful sailing area with the necessary culinary delights. All elements of the route planning are discussed on the route. Errors in this area with the rocky bottom can be punished mercilessly. That is why it is nice that you can consult with your instructor.

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Impression route Bretagne

Alderney is sometimes called the pearl of the Channel Islands. It is quiet and traditional English. In the harbor we are moored and to go ashore we use the dinghy or take the water taxi. St Anne is a typical English town and from the footpath around the island it is beautiful to look around the bays, the Race of Alderney and Cap de la Hague.

At Sark we sail using safe sectors through the narrow passages that we do not know in the Netherlands. Due to the strong current, this is an intensive role for navigation. We practice this technique to find the most beautiful bays for a breathtaking anchorage or a visit to the shore with the dinghy.

Herm is the smallest Channel Island and lies east of Guernsey. The navigation through the passages requires good preparation, we sail between rocks that only become visible at low tide.

Guernsey’s St Peter Port is approached via The Little Russel or The Great Russel, both clearly concrete and characterized by a decent current. We can lie outside the watch-goers, but in our preparation we take into account the window in which we can cross the threshold for the marina. Numerous pubs, restaurants and museums can be found in the city and a walk up Tower Hill is rewarded with a beautiful view of the harbor.

Beaucette Marina is hidden in a bowl of rocks that is hard to see from the open water. The passage is 8 meters wide, makes a sharp turn and the water level must be calculated because of the threshold that lies in front of the entrance. The area is rural and the restaurant in the harbor has many positive reviews.

Jersey is the largest and southernmost Channel Island. Far beyond the coast it is littered with rocks around the island.

In the capital St Helier is a nice shopping street with terraces and pubs and in the harbor a new Maritime Museum, nice to walk in in a lost hour.

Gorey and St Catherines bay are beautiful anchorages and the approach routes are well laid out.

Ile Chaussey is the only French channel island. The island is within sight of Granville. At high tide it is a good but carefully navigable area. At low tide, a fantastic spectacle of otherwise hidden land reveals itself. On the island is a shop and a hotel to enjoy the view.

Brittany itself extends much more to the west. With Brest as an important landmark and close to the picturesque Douarnenez. Where many traditional ships have their permanent berth. It is a route with many original rivers challenging visitors and very strong currents. It is a destination for our training courses.
> It's the springboard to the Isles of Scilly. The beautiful islands of the English South-West point.
> Or towards La Coruna, the Spanish Rias and the Vigo exchange port.