It’s a raid
It is therefore neither a cruise ship, nor a race, however a rather dedicated marine course, where individuals are requested for a certain autonomy (this does not omit shared aid and conviviality) in “rustic” conditions. “: No big organization, however adaptability to changing conditions. It is the spirit of “sailing light”, a little the ambience of Viking raids, but without the aggressiveness! Stages range 11-22 miles each day which is reasonable. The navigation takes place over 4 days from July 11 to 14.
The raid crosses two divisions: Manche and Calvados, with a departure in Saint-Vaast-La Hougue, in the Cotentin, near Tatihou, after that the flotilla forages the Saint-Marcouf islands, passes in front of the bay of Grand Vey, before to get to Grancamp-Maisy. The journey passes through all the high places of the Allied Touchdown of 1944: Utah Coastline, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Gold Coastline, the synthetic port of Arromanches, Juno Coastline to reach Courseulles. The third stage takes us back to Grancamp by means of Port-en Bessin. The last stage allows you to return to St Vaast for the fireworks present (and also to locate the trailers, safeguarded in the courtyard of an university).
Open up to all sail-rowing boats
We anticipate individual or household watercrafts (typically 4 to 6m), as well as staff watercrafts (such as the “skiffs of Bantry”). Watercrafts can be modern in design, as long as they have a sail and a pair of oars, a scull or a paddle!
the watercrafts should appreciate the legal safety and security policies (weaponry less than 6 miles from a sanctuary), plus others certain to the raid (VHF specifically). The number of watercrafts will certainly be restricted and also watercrafts regarded inappropriate for such a program will certainly not be approved. Heritage escort watercrafts will come with the flotilla, specifically the 1949 trawler boat La Grandcopaise. Various other calls remain in development.
Lodging conditions will certainly be rustic: gyms or comparable structures will be offered by the towns holding the Raid Normand, which will certainly make it feasible to have hygienic centers as well as a place to lay out your sleeping bag. Those that prefer personal privacy and also the raid spirit will certainly caban, that is to claim, they will oversleep their watercraft under a sail, an awning or a camping tent adapted to the size of the boat. The staffs will need to manage their dishes individually.
Activities will occur in the ports:
- The town of St Vaast is planning a crew dish at La Hougue, – Some will have the ability to enjoy the Bulot event in Grandcamp – as well as certainly, finish with the fireworks show in St Vaast! On the other hand, our watercrafts will additionally be animated via tests or maneuver presentations will certainly be accomplished by the individuals. We can cite:
- the bag transfer maneuver from a quay to a boat far from the quay, through an introduced rope – demos/ competitors in rowing or sculling – the “captain’s skiff”: test particular to the Bantry skiffs, in which a distinguished traveler has to be transferred – with honors – from one dock to an additional.