June 2019 Cruise in Company to South Brittany

June cruise - Indicative route plan

Two boats, Eliza (Malo 34) and Moonshot (Twister) are heading to the Morbihan (and beyond for Moonshot) in mid-June from Plymouth and Falmouth respectively. Moonshot in particular is skippered and crewed by very knowledgeable and experienced sailors with an excellent knowledge of the cruising ground, and we wonder if anybody would like to join our little flotilla for all or part of the cruise. We will be prioritising anchoring where possible, and are looking to explore some of the lesser known harbours and anchorages, as well as making landfall in a number of marinas. Our draft itinerary is as below - please call me (James Hester, LSC member) to discuss in more detail should you be interested. We would love to have a few more boats if possible.
James Hester: 07773 377558 or james@thehesters.co.uk

12 June 20.00 - Moonshot departs Falmouth
13 June 20.00 - Moonshot arrives L'Abervrac'h
14 June 10.00 - Moonshot departs L'Abervrac'h
14.45 - Moonshot off Le Four
20.45 - Moonshot arrives Camaret
15 June 05.00 - Eliza departs River Yealm
16 June 04.00 - Eliza off Le Four Lt. (1 M to the west) -
10.00 - Eliza arrives Camaret
18.00 - Flotilla departs Camaret
19.30 - Flotilla anchors Anse de Penhir (barbecue on the beach?)
17 June 13.30 - Depart Anse de Penhir
16.00 - Raz de Sein
18.00 - Audierne (St Evette)
18 June 07.00 - dep. Audierne
11.00 - Pte de Penmarc'h
15.30 - I. de Glenans
19 June 11.30 - dep I. de Glenans
14.00 - Concarneau
20 June 10.30 - dep Concarneau
17.30 - Port Tudy (I.de Groix) (N.B. much of this leg is against the tide)
21 June 08.30 - dep Port Tudy
15.00 - Chenal de Teignouse
17.00 - Morbihan Entrance (Port Navalo)
19.30 – Vannes
[22 June pm – Vannes - Eliza crew change via Exeter & Rennes airports]
23 June 10.00 - Vannes
(30 June 09.00 - Eliza arrives River Yealm)
23 June 12.30 – Port Navalo
(9 July 17.00 – L’Orient)
(17 July 15.00 – Moonshot arrives Falmouth)

Eliza is the larger yacht. She is a Swedish Malö 34 built in 1994 and skippered by James Hester. James has been sailing since inheriting his late Aunt’s Hurley 22 and, having relocated the Hurley to the west coast of Scotland, discovered and bought Eliza spending three wonderful years cruising the fabulous Scottish waters. Eliza sleeps 4 or 5 comfortably and is well equipped with electronics, safety gear, a cockpit tent and a well-stocked drinks cabinet – in fact, pretty much all of the priorities for life on-board. Being a typical semi-long fin keeled Swedish craft she is solidly built and sea-kindly whilst being very comfortable. Her home port is now the River Yealm, just east of Plymouth Sound.

Moonshot. is a classic example of Kim Holman’s prettiest and most successful design, the Twister 28. Able to sleep four at the most, this yacht is owned by Judith and David Eastburn. Both have been commercially-endorsed Yachtmasters with a wealth of ocean sailing experience and offshore instruction stretching over many decades. Moonshot’s home port is Falmouth

James Hester, 19.05.2019 | More from James Hester’s blog