We have yet to finalise Marcita's plans for 2010. Below is her programe for 2009.

Marcita has been invited to take part in the Classic Yacht Festival, La Semaine du Golfe . Over a thousand classic boats of all kinds; working boats, yachts, smacks, pilot cutters etc. make their way from from Britain, Ireland and France to the Golfe du Mobihan. In Breton mor bihan means 'little sea', the Golfe is a complex of inlets and islands reached through a narrow channel where tides can run at 9 knots. The various fleets will crisscross the Golfe by day, spending each night in a different port, with food and entertainment laid on by the locals. There will be many people playing accordions and bagpipes, but don’t let that put you off.
Founder member Brian Gascoigne will be skippering the trip so there will be a misture of berths and bareboat weeks available for other members

Follow the progess on the Marcita on Tour Blog by clicking here



Week 1: April 25 - May 1-.
Pin Mill, Ramsgate, Eastbourne, Lymington, Cherbourg or Braye.
Approx 250 miles. Passage-making, probably including 1 or 2 night sails, for those who want miles and night hours.
Berth 30 points (£150)

Week 2: May 2 - 9.
Cherbourg, (Lezardrieux) L’Aber Wrac’h. Approx 145 miles.
Passage-making, but if we are on schedule, there will be time to  
visit the Channel Islands, or some of the lovely ports in north  
Berth 30 points (£150)

Week 3: May 19 - 16. L'Aber Wrac'h, (Ouessant),  Brest,  Audierne,  
Vannes. Approx 160 miles
Passage-making, but as week 2 if we are not held up by bad weather,  
we can stop in the small harbours on the islands which have a very  
different atmosphere to the mainland. Or if we're ahead of schedule,  
we could go on to the Vilaine river.(picture)
Berth 30 points (£150)
Sunset on the Golfe du Morbihan

Week 4: May 16 – 24. The Festival.
The Festival. Centred around the amazing mediaeval walled town of Vannes it is a bi-annual orgy of classic yachts and Breton food.

Can you imagine anything better?

125 points ( £500)
Carnac, Stonehenge of France

Week 5 May 25 – 30
Bareboat invited for this week, to cruise the Morbihan or visit the islands. Each of the islands has beaches and anchorages. There are beautiful walks as well as challenging 9 kn tides. It is astonishingly beautiful. France’s equivalent of Stonehenge, Carnac (opposite) is nearby.
There will still be many of the yachts from the previous week to see and sail with
Click Here to see Brian's suggested Itinerary
Price 135 points (£540)

Stillness at Sauzon

Week 6 May 31 – June 6.
Cruising back up the coast, perhaps via Sauzon (opposite), the Belon river, where oyster cultivation was pioneered in the 1850s and where the moorings are just opposite Chez Jacky ,  Audierne or the island of Hoëdic .
Berth 50 points (£250)


Week 7 June 7 – 13.
More cruising, Perhaps along the North Coast to Morlaix, or the famous Ploumanac’h (opposite) on the red granite coast. The Rade de Brest is a wonderful sailing ground and last year its harbour is chock full of wooden boats.
Berth 50 points (£250)


Week 8 June 13 – 18.
North France, Channel Islands, Solent. Passage-making, to get Marcita to the Solent for the Round-the-Island on June 20th which Ian and a crack crew are going to win, fuelled by a Kouingg Amman, the deliciously rich Breton cake which we will bring them.  The happy cruisers will relax on shore, watching the finish with a G and T in hand from the Royal Yacht Squadron lawn. Perhaps.

Marcita Racing and Regatta Tour 2009
Round the Island Race on 20/06 prep day on 19th (2days) booked
Channel Classic Race 4-11/07 (8 days)
British Classic Yacht Club Regatta 19-25/07 (7 days)
Plymouth Classic Regatta 31/07-4/08 (5 days)
Fowey Classic Regatta 5-7/08

Price per day
1-5 days £125 (25 points), 6-10 days £80 (20 points)
11-20 days £70 (17.5 points), 21+ days £60 ( 15 points)

Ideally we would like to recruit a crew who would like to compete in all these events, so there is a substantial discount for those who can commit to the whole programme. However those wanting to get a taste for racing are welcome to come along for a day subject to availability.

email ian @classicsailingclub.com or call 0870 300 1066 for availability




To contact us: telephone 0870 300 1066 or send an email to ian@classicsailingclub.com

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