An invitation to rally at Vannes (South Brittany)
on the 14th and 15th July 2018
We would love to see you at Vannes, to experience the Fete Nationale Festival in this vibrant Southern Brittany City. Our rally starts with a pontoon party in the Port de Vannes (Marina) at about 1800 on the 14th July.
Our rally proposes to enter the Port and ‘moor-up’ for 2 days on the 14th and 15th July.
Update 8th July
We are now down to 12 boats (was 20) and Harry on Georgia has requested we ‘entertain’ two of his fellow countrymen and crew on Raptor and Whisky Mac, and we are delighted to have them on board. Our numbers have also fallen to 31 from a potential 53, so Anna is pleased that her workload has nearly halved! Provisions have already been purchased for the rally and it will be necessary to levy a charge of 5 euro per person to cover our costs. Ian Hunter of Senior Moments has volunteered to be our Collector of dues.
Grenville suggested that I make it clear that boats entering the Port Anna channel should leave Roguedas fixed buoy to starboard so paragraph 7 of the notes should read:
The Golfe de Morbihan (Inland Sea) has many mooring and anchoring opportunities, and it is a glorious place to visit. One of the favourites tends to be at Ile Aux Moines (north side) where two pontoons are available and many buoys, (Passport Escales is accepted at Ile Aux Moines, Port Blanc and Arradon). If at Ile aux Moines, only use the outer P
And finally, Neil Eccles advises that Vannes are installing new pontoons – please don’t spill red wine on them!
Anna and I look forward to seeing you.
Captain of the MOA France Atlantique Chapter and Royal Lymington Yacht Club.
Update June 22nd
Vannes – The festival is on the 13thand 14th The marina has requested that our rally comes in on the morning of the 14thas there are concerns regarding mooring congestion.
Skippers are responsible for their own mooring fees and the Passport Escales is valid here.
There will be a Pontoon Party, (hopefully outside the Capitainerie – look out for the Moody Owners Association flag). This commence 18:00 hours after the main parade. Pimms, choice of wine and soft drinks will be served with nibbles. REMEMBER TO BRING A GLASS!
15thJuly – an opportunity to dine with fellow rally members at a restaurant of your choice, lunch and/or dinner. Several restaurants around the port have confirmed they will be open.
16thJuly – Rally disperses.
Update June 8th
Marinas– So far, 14 yachts have registered an interest in this event and details of these have been sent to both Crouesty and Vannes Marinas. Our Vannes invitation was also extended to the Royal Lymington Yacht Club (as several of our members are also members of this club), and a further 4 boats are now scheduled to join us, we now have 18 yachts interested in the Vannes Rally. A list of all potential rally boats is shown below. Please check your entry and advise if it does not reflect your requirements. If you are not on the list then we haven’t heard from you so, perhaps an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest is needed?
Crouesty Marina– We have advised 15 boats for mooring on the 12thJuly and have requested they be grouped together, possibly next to the Capitainerie. No dining arrangements have been formalized as skippers may want to meet up with other rally members, renew friendships etc and make their own eating arrangements. There are many restaurants to choose from. The marina has a medium sized Supermarket should you need to restock with supplies.
Restaurant– We have been unable to get confirmation of our booking, despite several emails and a visit to La Tandem on Tuesday 22ndMay. A suitable alternative has not been found, (for example, the ‘Brasserie des Halles’ would not contemplate any bookings during July. Regretfully, therefore, the proposed lunch is cancelled and informal arrangements should be pursued. The Information Centre, adjacent to the Marina, can provide a list of restaurants.
List of Attendees
|Tangaroa (M40)||Derek and Anna Barnard|
|Cutaway (M42)||Bron and Neil Eccles
George and Gaynor Johnson
|Ivye Todd||Stuart and Jenny Cessford|
|Dulcinea||Chris and Wendy Bosker|
|Venturia||Grenville and Ann Hancock|
|Senior Moments||Ian and Norma Hunter|
|Raz||Colin and Pat Kendal-Torry|
|Celtica||Rowland and Karen Coombs|
|Amzer'Zo||Alain and Maryse|
|Melody||Peter and Sharon Lowe|
|Martlet of Arun||Sue and Andrew Sutherland|
|Whisky Mac||David and Elaine Taylor|
|Raptor||Ian and Fancis Stevenson|