Trip on Freyja starting 2014-08-01 in BSASep14

Peter Wakelingsailed on the CSSA Najad 380 ‘Freya’ from La RochelleMap, which he said was a good place for connections from the UK, heading for Bénodet. After a stop at the delightful Ile de RéMap they went to les Sables d’OlonneMap, which is dominated by the Vendée Globe, and where there is a new marina in the former fishing harbour. The winds were between SW and NW for the whole trip, good for heading north up the coast, but a 2m swell due to hurricane Bertha prevented anchoring. After JoinvilleMap on the Ile d’Yeu they went through the inshore channel past NoirmoutierMap at LW springs, then on to Pornic,Map Le Palais on BelleMap-Ile, the Ile de GroixMap, ConcarneauMap, and finally to BénodetMap via the Iles de Glénan (home of the prestigious French sailing school). Peter said that every place visited was delightful, and they also seemed to have enjoyed memorable meals wherever they went.

La Rochelle  46.1464,-1.1652
Ile de Ré  46.2085,-1.4089
Les Sables d’Olonne  46.4922,-1.7934
Joinville, Ile d'Yeu  46.7265,-2.3461
Noirmoutier  47.0263,-2.2978
Pornic  47.1089,-2.1142
Ile de Groix  47.6444,-3.4473
Ile de Groix  47.6441,-3.447
Concarneau  47.8703,-3.9134
Bénodet  47.8788,-4.1187