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Sailing is the national sport of Brittany.
Today, sailing is a passion for many Bretons. Throughout France, and Europe, Brittany is viewed as the centre of sailing, thanks to its enviable geographical position, and its history. Wind comes from every direction, and in a variety of strengths, and the tides provide a constant challenge. It’s not an easy coastline to navigate along, but as the locals say: “if you can sail in Brittany, you can sail anywhere”. And experience shows that they are right.
Stroll along the dock at Trinité, the Mecca of competition sailing, where the finest yachts are resting. Or try Sauzon, on Belle-Ile, where fishing and pleasure boating mix, a fantastic scene on a sunny day. Brest is home to the “Formula One of the sea” – a brief look will suffice to tell you that here, sailing is more than a sport…
And as they say: “In Brittany, for sailing, it’s great weather all year”
Written Sep 7, 2004
The West coast of Brittany is littered with good windsurfing spots. From the famous La Torche spot in the South to the speed base in Brest, via the windy beaches, there is always a spot that has the right wind and the right waves to provide fun to windsurf enthusiasts. Some of the more secluded beaches are also great for beginners
Equipment: You can bring your own equipment but you can also rent locally. Do bring a wetsuit though because the water can be fairly cool, even in summer.
Updated Mar 15, 2003
Want to see the beaches, shore and cliff from the sky? try this kind sport, Paragliding. The wind is great in Bretagne to do this kind sport.
Written May 27, 2011
Bretagne is a peninsula jutting out into the English channel. There are plenty of beaches and if you are a local resident along the ocean, you probably sail.
Written Apr 6, 2007
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