Our yachts are based in the marina at Le Crouesty, right at the entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan, on the Rhuys peninsula. The marina lies 15 miles from Vannes, with good air, rail and road links. Crouesty marina is large with outstanding facilties and is home to an active racing fleet.

Vannes is a gorgeous old-walled city, with an ancient cathedral and many well preserved half timbered 16th century houses.

The Gulf of Morbihan is an amazing inland sea, about 15 miles by 10 miles wide, and dotted with hundreds of picturesque islands. Getting the tides right is the key to cruising the Gulf. Such a large area has to be filled and emptied through the narrow entrance and even narrower passages between the islands. But if you get it wrong, there are worse places to be sitting on deck in the sunshine and getting nowhere for an hour or two. It is a fascinating pilotage ground, reasonably buoyed but in the quieter reaches the far marks are sometimes difficult to spot.

Outside is the sheltered Bay of Quiberon, surrounded by attractive destinations for a yacht. It is a wonderful sailing ground, with a number of yacht harbours, pretty islands and sandy beaches around the perimeter. Belle Ile is the largest island. Its capital, Le Palais, is a fascinating walled village overlooked by a huge Vauban designed 17th century citadel. Houat and Hoedic are smaller picturesque islands where numerous anchorages always offer good shelter no matter what the wind direction is.

Detailed information for joining us will of course be sent upon booking.


Arrive at Vannes station by TGV high-speed train and we'll be happy happy to help arrange transfer to the yacht (driving time to the marina is 25 minutes). Travel time from Paris is 3 hours. Travel time from Brest, Lorient, Le Mans, Rennes is well under 2 hours.


Various low-cost carriers fly direct between the regional airports of Nantes or Rennes in Brittany and Leeds, Liverpool, London, Birmingham, Southampton, Cork, Dublin, Shannon and Amsterdam. Nantes or Rennes are also well served by domestic flights with most French cities.

We can help arrange transfers to the yacht. Just let us know your travel arrangements a few days in advance.


Approximately 1:15 hr driving time from Nantes or Rennes, approx. 2:00 hr from Brest and 4:30 hr from Paris.

If you take Brittany Ferries, it is some 3 hours from Roscoff or 2:30 hr from St Malo.

We'll be happy to give you driving directions to help make your journey quicker and easier.