Sailing ships of Brittany La Martine

On board the Martine, slipping between the rocks in the Aber Wrac'h estuary

Landéda, Finistère

Picture 1 Centre de Voile de  l’Aber Wrach

Centre de Voile de l’Aber Wrach
4 le Port
29870 Landéda

Comfortably installed aboard the Martine, live life at a different rhythm. Time seems to flow at an unhurried pace as you're wafted along by the winds, even though the trip through the estuary seems to take no time at all.
The last wooden 'goémonier' (seaweed boat) on the Aber Benoît certainly gets itself noticed! Its red and blue livery, its reddish-brown sail with a design showing two hands, make you want to step on board for a trip in the Aber Wra'ch. Its deep hull and its powerful sail make it stable and easy to manoeuvre. It's perfect for sailing close to the small islands. With some guidance from the skipper, sailors are soon quite happy hauling in the sheets (ropes), taking the helm, hoisting the mainsail or the staysail. A cheery veteran of the association that restored the boat often joins the crew to recall memories of traditional sailing boats. The secrets of Stagadon island and Fort Cézon, the history of the seaweed gatherers, the life of the oyster farmers all get a mention in tales told to the rhythm of the winds and the landscape. A journey to dream about!

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Traditional sailing ships in Landéda

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