Summer water sports with coaches

Private windsurfing, catamaran, wingfoil, etc. lessons

It’s the holidays! How about (re)trying water sports? You can book equipment and private lessons at popular spots with your favourite instructor. Who’s going to zip along on a windsurf, take flight on a wingfoil, or tack on a catamaran in no time at all? You, of course!

At a glance

1. Fly above the water in the Rhuys peninsula

Club nautique Rohu

In the Rhuys peninsula, nestled between two cliffs with a view of the islands of Houat and Hoëdic which protect it from prevailing winds, Rohu beach is both a “safe” body of water and a reference spot for windsurfing, funboard, and wingfoil. Do you want to fly above the water too? Let the instructors of Club Nautique du Rohu guide you. Wingfoiling is ultra-trendy, more accessible that it looks and great fun! In three private lessons of 90 minutes each, you’ll even be able to go out alone. Catamarans in starter or sport versions and solo or double dinghies are also available.  Have you decided to buy your own equipment? On Rohu beach, you can also learn with your own equipment.

Club nautique Rohu

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2. Like a pro, or nearly, in Fouesnant

Centre nautique Fouesnant Cornouaille

Some of the great names in sailing have been here, but you don’t need to be a champion to enjoy the delights of the sea with the Fouesnant Cornouaille water sports centre. On Cap-Coz beach, choose between catamaran, dinghy, windsurf or foil (wind, wing and even catamaran).  Before starting, book an instructor for your level. On your own or with a group of friends (5 people max.). The advantage of the spot is that your are protected from prevailing westerly winds by the Beg Meil cliffs. This makes it great for trialling, for example, the catamaran which is nice and stable for beginners. For more thrills, head out towards Concarneau. On holiday in Pays Bigouden? You can also take beginner or improver lessons at Ile-Tudy water sports centre!

Centre nautique Fouesnant Cornouaille

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3. Saint-Ca’ is the spot to be

Centre nautique de Saint-Cast-le-Guildo

For beginners, arrive in the morning or end of day. For those with experience, wait for the thermal wind in the middle of the afternoon for a little adrenaline rush! Known for its reliability and absence of rocks, the conditions are always rights at Saint-Cast! It’s ideal for getting started or improving your catamaran, windsurfing, and  wingfoil skills. Are you still unsure? Take a “Pass sensation”. With your book of 25 to 100 tickets, you can book a private catamaran  or wingfoil lesson, for example, and the next day hire a windsurf for a solo outing. There are lifeguards monitoring the water. The secret to getting better is to practise!

Centre Nautique de Saint-Cast

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4. Navigate in the Gulf of Morbihan

47° Nautik

Powerful currents, no waves and a linear wind. The perfect combination for hoisting the sales in the Gulf of Morbihan. Coached by the instructors of 47° Nautik, in Séné, Baden or Arradon, you’ll make quick progress. After 3 hours of catamaran lessons, you can even attempt your first solo outing. You’ll be watched from afar! Windsurfers and foil enthusiasts tend to practise in Séné. Dinghy fans opt for Baden. But you can use any appliance all over the Gulf. Practical: book your private lesson and hire equipment on-line, with a computerised and rechargeable points card.

47° Nautik

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5. Even the tides on the Emerald Coast aren’t scary – YC de Saint-Lunaire

Yacht club de Saint-Lunaire

Saint-Lunaire, its fishermen’s houses, its Belle Epoque villas… and a wonderful stretch of water on the Emerald Coast. But beware of the stones which the sea does not always reveal, depending on its height. Rely on your instructor from the Yacht Club de Saint-Lunaire to avoid traps and to teach you to better understand the tides. Don’t worry, the spot is suitable for every level, even beginners. Here you can take private lessons on everything: catamaran, dinghy, windsurf, wingfoil, etc. Except for the wingfoil, everything can be rented. Has it been a while since you navigated on your own boat, or have you just bought one? The Yacht Club Saint Lunaire can also help you to get the hang of it!

Yacht club Saint-Lunaire

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