Marc is a professional skipper, and has taken part in some of the biggest nautical events of the last 20 years. He'll welcome you on board his monohull vessel to either initiate you into the wonders of sailing, or help you progress when crossing the Channel. The programme is mostly made up of sailing.
But the itinerary can be adapted depending on the wind, the weather and the desires of the team. You'll set the course towards Dartmouth, Weymouth, Poole or Solent.
Marc will meet you at 9am at the Port of Cherbourg He'll begin by introducing you to the boat, some rules to follow whilst on board, and will give you some sailing instructions. You'll leave the port around 10am and set sail for England. You will be sailing all day (you will need around 8 hours to reach the English coast). It's a great opportunity to learn on board a well-equipped vessel, and be guided by an experienced skipper. You'll learn how to manoeuvre a racing boat, understand winds, define an itinerary, use mapping materials...
You'll reach the English coast around 6pm. The town of arrival will depend on weather conditions. It could be Dartmouth, Weymouth, Poole or Solent. But how could you spend a night in England without popping to a traditional pub? Some fish and and chips will give you strength for the following day.
On Sunday morning, the boat will be ready at 8am and it's time to start the journey back. You'll arrive at Cherbourg at around 4pm after a second full day of sailing.
If the winds won't allow a full channel crossing, the Channel islands are easily accessible from Cherbourg and are also an excellent playground for sailing fans.
Marc Lepesqueux is a professional sailor, who lives for races and competitions, his passion started nearly 20 years ago. This Norman participates in the biggest nautical events, including the Solitaire du Figaro, the Jacques Vabre trans-Atlantic and the Route du Rhum ... Embark with him and share hi experience of the wide and open sea!
Sailing, ended up loving it from a young age!
The skipper sleeps in the middle
The skipper helps you to cook, but everyone lends a hand.
Il est nécessaire de s'équiper pour ce type de croisière:
- veste de quart et salopette de mer (possibilité de les louer)
- bottes et gants de voile
- sac de couchage et serviette de toilette
- chaussures pour le bateau
- lunettes et crème de soleil
N'oubliez pas non plus d'apporter votre passeport ou au moins votre carte d'identité.
You can get to Cherbourg either by train, ferry or car.
The Cruise :Traversée de la Manche par 35 noeuds sous spi asymétrique de 150m² - ce n'est pas tous les jours ! Un grand merci au Skipper - Marc pour les conseils prodigués et les mises en situation, à la barre comme au poste de n°1 ! Sans oublier la convivialité qu'il a su instaurer à bord comme à terre ! Une seule chose à dire : je veux le refaire !
The Skipper :Une chance de naviguer à ses côtés
Best memories :On ne peut pas tout dire, il faut le vivre ....