Brittany & NW France Pilotage

  • Course ID: N313
  • Discipline: Navigation
  • Level: Basic Navigation

The Isles of Scilly are more than half way to Brittany and many use them as a staging point for a Breton cruise. Plan for the challenge of crossing the Channel at Ouisant and the intricate navigation on the west coast of Brittany - the infamous Raz de Sein and the Chenal Du Four. Learn about the typical Breton towns of Cameret- Sur- Mer, Benodet, Concarneau, Lorient and La Trinite-Sur- Mer. Plan to visit the

Boat -
Length of Course 1 evening
Objective Be prepared for cruising along the coast of Brittany and Northwest France.
Location The chartroom at SailCork's base at East Ferry near Cobh. Also in your local club.
What to bring A4 Notebook, pens, 2B pencils, eraser, sharpener. You will also need a Plotter or Parallel Rulers, Nautical Dividers and an Almanac. Also bring your own charts of Brittany and NW France.

Syllabus includes crew and boat preparation, destination research including pilotage, chartwork and shoreside. Navigational planning- including chartwork, tide work, best routes and alternative destinations. Met. information before and during trip, safety aspects, customs and legal requirements.

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