It is not every day that we pass the tip of Brittany with a tidal coefficient as low: 32. We would have been wrong to complain about it, because a little technical backtime having altered our timing, we showed up at the entrance to the Raz with a tide of delay, and until the oven exit we had to fight against the ebb. For the occasion we inaugurated a small hook in the west of the islet of Tévennec, where the current is actually less strong
The option had been identified as soon as the planing passage was written (a ten-page document in every sense of the term our route from Les Sables d’olonne to Weymouth), once again it is confirmed that anticipation and plans B are the keys to a Successful navigation (not forgetting a crew at the point, thanks Theo and Laurent).
From the Vendée to the south coast of England The course is very technical and leaves little respite, when we leave behind the requirements of coastal navigation it is to cross the traffic of the freighters; A boat as lively and swift as the Archambault 31 also calls for constant attention to the settings and the sail of the time, this is a conveyance that was not likely to fall into the routine! The landing on the other side of the channel provided a new ground for brainstorming: in Portland Bill even in the dead-waters the current is formidable, by beautiful sea one may be tempted to borrow the passage between the point and the Shambles bench, finally the detour by The east seems to be in all circumstances the best idea. The arrival under the cliffs of Weymouth is splendid, the coast is pristine from any construction for miles, and the panorama has taken on incredible hues while a severe thunderstorm gathered us on the last few miles. The port in the heart of the city is charming, the pubs are within reach of hawser, and to find a fish & chips there is only the embarrassment of choice. This is a menu that would not necessarily be ordinary-if you have a French stomach-but when you have just covered some 350,000 with a kettle and Chinese soups ready to serve, you have to know not to sulk its pleasure.
The English buyer to whom I delivered this used unit to the sands was waiting for his new mount eagerly, we finally met after the numerous exchanges by mail that led to this contract of conveyance and it was a strong beautiful Meeting. After the communication of my technical report our discussions continue around the optimization of the sail set. Here is a boat which I should carefully follow the results in race on its new body of water.