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Sailing anywhere between Perpignan and Montpelier

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We're heading over to the South West France - but Med side not Atlantic - at end of this month and we've never been in this area before.

Has anyone done any dinghy or small cat sailing around there?

Anyone know anywhere we could hire small dinghies/cats?

We currently sail a Spitfire cat with my wife but we also happily sail usual small holiday hire dinghies and would be nice if we can find some.

We only technically have RYA 1 so that might cause a problem for some renters although we hired a Laser 2000 with no problem in Menorca last year which was lovely.

We're looking down their potentially for the longer term to retire and have small boat sailing nearby.

Any thoughts or advice gratefully received.

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There's a little sailing club with Nacras and Hobies next to the Outremer/Gunboat factory in La Grande Motte. Pretty touristy (very French) June-September though. You shouldn't have trouble finding places to hire little boats along the French coastline.  Enjoy! 

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There was also a place that looked like rental hobies on the way into La Grande Motte on the etang

 

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thanks everyone, hopefully we'll find something and be able to takea advantage of the warm flat water while we are out there!

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Be carefull with your stuffs, your car, anything on the boat trailer, and so on....

This part of south of France is the "Thief Coast" a bit like in Italy, everybody will try to steal your stuff

It is not a special treatment for foreigners, it is the same for frenchies coming from the north of the country.

Avoid "Etang de Ber" which is in the middle of the oil reffineries and has been holding for decades the gold medal of the most polluted area in France.

Happy Holidays

 

Erwan

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22 hours ago, Erwankerauzen said:

holding for decades the gold medal of the most polluted area in France.

Happy Holidays

:lol::lol::lol:

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