Leg 7/2016

14 – 21 June Lorient (Brittany/France) – Portosin (Galicia/Spain), Crossing the Bay of Biscay 420 nm


Regina Cruising Year 478

Crossing the bay of Biscay is in the dreams of many sailors. Not many sail training boats or charter vessels offer this, since it means that the boat in question needs to comply to stringent rules. e.g. the MCA MGN280 rules, and be coded for commercial offshore sailing. Regina Laska does fulfil all safety rules for crossing the Bay of Biscay and thus I can offer this type of offshore sailing.

We will enjoy the coast of Brittany, but as soon as a weather window opens up, we will head off into the Atlantic. The crossing will take some 3-4 days and nights and careful planning is crucial to avoid any hard weather, for which the Bay of Biscay has gotten its reputation. Weather routing and weather planning will play a major part of this leg, using all means of support, both from onshore weather routers, onboard weather routing software and satellite communication to ensure a safe crossing.

Depending on when we left Brittany we might have time to explore the charming coast of Galicia in Spain before the leg ends in Portosin, Spain, from where there is a short bus ride to the famous town of Santiago de Compostela.

Price: EUR 1750 per person including all food consumed onboard, harbour fees, diesel etc