THE HENLEY WHALERS - La Semaine du Golfe du Morbihan, France - 2019
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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.]

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).

Good intentions to launch promptly and join the Monday Opening Parade.

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.
► Monday 27th May, 20:00, Parade d'ouverture "#" ► Return to Larmor Baden. - Map Monday
► Tuesday 28th May, 11:00 - 17:00, Mardi de l'Ile d'Arz "#"► Return to Larmor Baden. - Map Tuesday.
► Wednesday 29th May = Larmor Baden ► Lunch@ Port Navalo ► Locmariaquer = Night mooring & Dinner. - Map Wednesday.
► Thursday 30th May = Locmariaquer ► Lunch@ Fort Espagnol ► St Goustan = Night mooring & Dinner. - Map Thursday.
► Friday 31st May = St Goustan ► Lunch@ Le Logeo ► Port Anna = Night mooring & Dinner. - Map Friday.
► Saturday 1st June = Port Anna ► Lunch@ Port Navalo ► 15:00 Grande Parade "#" ► Port Blanc = Haul out. - Map Saturday

The above maps are indicative, not navigational!
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?).
New! The organisers have now published Morbihan Crew navette times places. (Morning & evening transports)
Here are 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
These maps
are indicative,
not navigational!

Molly Tracks
Molly's Morbihan tracks 2017

Our reports from Previous visits. 2017. 2015 . 2013 . 2011 . 2009 .
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- The Rest of this page will be constructed after the event. - Your comments, report, hightlights, pictures welcomed.  
Arrive, Launch? Bimble?.
Launch? Bimble?
The Opening parade.

Ile d’Arz - The famous fête champêtre.


Wednesday -T.


Thursday - a

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Friday -D


Saturday - xx

The ‘Grande Parade’!


Sunday - W - Crew: G.

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