We will leave Hamble Point Marina and set off for Cherbourg as our first port of call, a good passage to settle into the boat and to get to know the rest of the crew. Following a visit to Cherbourg and weather dependent we will set off for west and south Brittany as soon as possible.
The next part of the trip is totally weather dependent, but we have the possibility to either go to visit St Peter Port, Camaret or Benodet in West Brittany. As soon as the weather allows, we will get across the Bay of Biscay and within 3 to 5 days should reach La Coruna or Bayona or direct from Cherbourg if possible, one of the nicest stops on this route. We will then follow the coast of Portugal southwards with our next port of call in Cascais, a lovely town about 30 minutes from the capital city of Lisbon with fabulous facilities for the visiting yachtsman.
Our route takes us to one more stop in Portugal, Lagos on the Algarve Coast. Lagos is situated in the south west corner of Portugal. The Algarve is well known for its sun and sandy beaches – it is a beautiful old town boasting a large new marina with excellent facilities. After Portugal, this voyage includes a visit to the Rock of Gibraltar with its impressive stature, towering isolated above the surrounding countryside. Gibraltar is a beacon which signals the position of the Straits of Gibraltar, the narrow neck which separates Europe from Africa and provides the only link between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
The last part of this sailing trip is the 750 miles leg from Gibraltar to St Tropez via either coast of Spain or the Balearic Islands. Discover or rediscover Saint-Tropez, this genuine and mythical village, which is set on the lovely blue water of the Bay of Saint-Tropez and which is most popular for the line of yachts along the quay, and the facing line of terrace cafés.
This 1,700 miles is a fantastic way to build sea miles and experience under the guidance of our professional skipper and First Mate/Cook.