There will be a Club Rally to St Vaast and Deauville in the first week of September.
James Hanratty, Nigel Hayler and Stuart Handley conducted a very successful recce to St Vaast in Alana III at the end of May. They saw the Capitainerie, Madame Isabelle Brix of Fuschias, where they had the most magnificent dinner, met Bertrand Gosselin who invited them for a party on a Barquentine, and visited restaurants in St Vaast and Barfleur and Sainte-Mère-Église.
As a consequence the St Vaast and Deauville programme has been finalised and is as follows:
Sat 31 Aug / Sun 1 Sept
Yachts arrive at St Vaast. Port officer: Stuart Handley, who, with Alana III will arrive on Friday, to assist with arrivals.
Those who are so minded may wish to attend Sunday service at the beautiful church in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue. At the time of writing the service on Sunday is at 10:30 local time. Please check with the Port Officer on arrival.
There will also be an opportunity to visit Barfleur to have lunch there and see the famous lighthouse (by car).
Mon 2 Sept
A visit to Sainte-Mère-Église, the first town liberated by the Americans in the famous parachute drop where John Steele became entangled on the church steeple. There is a fine museum there.
Evening pontoon party by the berths at a designated picnic area. Bring bubbly and small eats.
Tue 3 Sept
Calvados and wine tasting with Bertrand Gosselin at his cave.
Dinner at Fuschias for 29EUR, preceded by cocktails in the Garden and wine (both at extra cost).
Wed 4 Sept
Yachts depart St Vaast for Deauville. Recommended lunchtime departure with ETA at Deauville at 2030.
In the Basin Morny there is a large new marina directly opposite the Deauville Yacht Club.
Port officer: James Hanratty.
Thu 5 Sept
Lunch at a beach restaurant on the spectacular beach.
Reception at the Deauville Yacht Club, of which James is a member.
Fri 6 Sept
Dinner at Les Vapeurs at Trouville (walking distance from Deauville).
Sat 7 Sept / Sun 8 Sept
Yachts disperse from Deauville.
Information for Skippers
Gate Opening and Closing Times St Vaast (in French local time 1 hour ahead of BST):
Sat 31 August
Opening 0510 - Closing 0922
Opening 1736 - Closing 2211
Sun 1 Sept
Opening 0616 - Closing 1055
Opening 1818 - Closing 2324
Wed 4 Sept
Opening 0756 - Closing 1319
In all marinas there is water, electricity and wifi.
The rig at the social events will be smart casual. There will be no need for anyone to bring either a jacket or a tie! The week will be an exciting one for those who wish to attend.
Information to Email to Your Guests
A PDF version of this screen that you can send to friends and guests that you have invited is available by clicking here
Bookings should be made using the Register button, as soon as possible and by 15th August 2013
- Skippers and Shore Party, please book through the website using the Register button.
- Then liaise with Stuart Handley over details, such as berth requirements, and dinner & event bookings.
There is no advance payment required.
Notes on How to Book
- To amend your booking, contact the event organisers directly.
- Complete the registration by pressing the "Confirm" button.
Safety and Insurance
Where a boat (meaning its skipper and crew) takes part in a Club event the boat is entirely responsible for its own safety and the safety of anyone else having anything to do with the use of the boat, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing, whether in this notice of event or anywhere else, reduces this responsibility. It is for the boat to decide whether to take part in the event and whether it is fit to sail in the conditions in which it will find itself. By launching or going to sea, the boat confirms that it is fit for those conditions and that its crew is competent to sail and use it. The boat is required to hold adequate insurance and in particular insurance against third party claims. Nothing done by the Club or the event organisers will reduce the responsibility of the boat nor will it make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, howsoever it may have occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in the event. The organisers includes everyone helping to run the event, and include the individual organisers and the Club’s Officers and Committee. By registering for the event you agree to these statements and confirm that you will comply with Rule 24 of the Club’s Rules and ensure that these statements are brought to the attention of and agreed by the boat’s skipper and/or crew.
Please contact James Hanratty, Stuart Handley or Nigel Hayler if you wish to discuss any matter regarding this Cruise.