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Sailing in La Rochelle

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Sailing in La Rochelle

  Learn to sail with CONFIDENCE, to be a COMPETENT BOARD LEADER, able to take the RIGHT DECISIONS for your greatest JOY and that of the crew!

Discovery of sailing / Initiation

An invitation to experience a magical moment: an adventure in which you will be the “Captain” in a sumptuous and historical landscape!

Our services :

The Sailing School

  • Solo, duo, family or friends courses.
  • Private lessons

Discovery of sailing

  • Discovery 2h
  • Initiation 3h

Personalized coaching for owners

  • Handling the boat
  • Tailor-made courses

The cruising school

Courses and private lessons

Private sailing lessons and courses adapted to your expectations and your project.
 A rapid progression, a pedagogical content tailored to your rhythm and your desires.

-Do you want to learn the basics of coastal navigation?

– To be able to sail independently and safely?

– Enjoy sailing from island to island?

Examples of proposed themes:

  • Define the sailing area according to the weather and water level
  • Manoeuvre the boat alone and with a crew in different situations
  • Optimise sail settings
  • Be at ease with priorities, beaconing, safety messages (VHF/DSC)
  • Familiarise yourself with reading maps, GPS, tide tables

Our sailboat (for one to three people) :

a keelboat, the “Kelt marine” of 6.20m, ideal to discover sailing.

For groups or individuals, our partner yachts from 7 meters to 12 meters.

Quote on request:

Departure port : La rochelle (Les minimes)

Sailing discovery

Privatize your sailboat, from La Rochelle

On board a friendly and efficient boat, accessible to the whole family, you will be able to participate in the safe progress of the boat, under the supervision of a state-qualified skipper: take the helm and follow a course, learn about the wind, the tides, adjust the sails, participate in manoeuvres.

We will sail through the Antioch Channel: Fort Boyard and the island of Aix to the south, the island of Ré to the north, and finally the island of Oléron to the west.

Numerous human activities have taken advantage of this diversity of landscapes and it is not uncommon to come across fishermen, trawlers, cargo ships, and possibly a few gulls, terns or cormorants on our route…

Coaching for sailing boats owners

Tailor-made courses.

I accompany you to :

  • take over a new sailboat (purchase or rental)
  • getting back in control of your boat after a long period without sailing
  • get to know the sailing area better
  • gain confidence (harbour manoeuvres, sail trim, spinnaker…)
  • refine your technical and/or theoretical knowledge
  • train your crew 

Course prices :

Private lessons

Sailing discovery :

1 to 3 persons, on our 6,20 meters "marine kelt"

2h

100 € / m
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Schedules to be defined 

3h

130 € / m
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9H-12H or 14H-17H

Group or individual rates on partner ships: quote on request:

Sailing courses

1 to 3 persons, on our 6,20 meters "marine kelt"

3 Half-days

380 € / m
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9H-12H or 14H-17H

5 Half-days

630 € / m
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9H-12H or 14H-17H

10 Half-days

1200 € / m
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9H-12H or 14H-17H

Group or individual rates on partner ships: quote on request:

Coaching fees on your boat :

Half-day

130 € / m
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9H-12H /14H-17H

Full Day

250 € / m
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9H-17H

2h

100 € / m
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Choose your time

Course times are subject to change depending on the weather

The skipper reserves the right to cancel the trip if the weather conditions force him to do so, in which case you can opt for another date (to be agreed together) or a refund.

The instructor

Skipper à la barre d'un Kaidoz 31

Stéphane Bonneau

50 years old

Franco-Américain,

State qualified Sailing Educator, “BEES 1st degree”.

Trainer for the boat licence.

 

Participating opinions :

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Stéphane is an experienced sailor, whose primary concern is the safety of the men and women on board the boat, and of the boat itself.

An excellent teacher, he explains precisely why and how the boat reacts according to the helm, sail or engine manoeuvres.

He takes care to give everyone time to experience the boat’s reactions and gives clear indications on what to do or not to do.

As a connoisseur of the water around the island of Ré, Stéphane knows perfectly well which destination to choose in order to make the most of each outing in complete safety, depending on the wind, tide and currents.

Pierre-André/

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Belgique

A sailorman in La Rochelle

I contacted Stéphane to see whether he could plan and manage a schedule that would keep all in my family happy.

The four days that we spent sailing were a triumph. Whilst i received expert coaching, Stéphane also ensured that my wife and my son were engaged in an enjoyable way.

Picnics by beautiful beaches and overnight stops in historic harbours with fantastic restaurants made it a memorable holiday for all.

Thank you Stéphane

Court/

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Switzerland

Cours de voiler, voilelarochelle.com

More than a sailing teacher who perfects our sailing and seamanship knowledge – which he does mainly by developing our critical and logical thinking.

Stéphane plays the matchmaker with our own boat. He makes us discover her from every angle, teaches us to play with her assets, to overcome her weaknesses and to rig her at her best.

Fréderic/

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Belgique

Contact

Stéphane Bonneau

Tél : +33. (0)6.86.85.92.16

Mail : voilelarochelle17@gmail .com

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any enquiries or bookings.

Informations:

  •  Please specify in your message the desired date.
  • Each participant will have to attest of his ability to swim 25 meters and to immerse himself.

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