Sailing the south coast of Brittany France

There is a lot more sand and less rocks here in the south part of Brittany. Many islands dot the coast and the land gently rolls into the ocean. There is also a lot of low water that drys out and becomes sandy beach. These beach’s fill up with sunbathers at low water. At high water there is no beach.

We are here in August. August in France is the holiday month. It is crowded in the marinas and at anchor. British sailors say the only way to get a spot is to move in the morning and arrive by 12- 1 so you get a mooring, dock or anchor space. Most French start there sail day at that time. The problem is the wind fills in at 1- 2 – 3 so you miss the best sailing. For me that has been horrible. There are a lack of good anchoring spots and the tide has to be contended with so finding a suitable spot for the night has been troublesom.

We have been sailing here for over a month but realistically two weeks will do you.

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