Routes to the Mediterranean
Route to the Mediterranean
Strait Sailing to
The Pacific Crossing
Around the World
Mediterranean Routes to the Islands
Who is Michael Briant
1 – Planning the
2 – South coast
to Chenal du Four
Chenal du Four to La Rochelle
4 - La Rochelle to
5 - La Rochelle to
6 - Coruña to
GENTLE SAILING ROUTE
Why not take
your boat to the Mediterranean next summer?
are several ways of getting your boat to the
Mediterranean. On the back of a lorry, via the
French canals, four or five day’s non stop across
the Bay of Biscay then down the Portuguese coast or
spend the summer or two, gently coasting southwards,
enjoying the harbours, cities, towns and villages of
France Spain and Portugal.
This is not a pilot book, rather a
passage plan and guide to the nicer places between
the South Coast of the UK to the beautiful
It can all be done in
easy stages, to suit a lightly crewed boat, with
perhaps only a couple of people on board who are
without ‘offshore’ experience.
it is a lovely way to explore a lot of delightful
Specially drawn charts of:
Cherbourg to L’Aber-Wrac’h.
du Four to La Rochelle
Rochelle to Spain
La Rochelle to Coruña
Coruna to Gibraltar
Gentle Sailing Route to the Mediterranean
The passage from the UK down to the Mediterranean does not
need to be like an 'outward' bound course.
If you follow the route, suggested by the author, who has
sailed to and from the Mediterranean, many times, in all
sorts of boats, you will find it a very gently cruise,
making landfall each afternoon in a relaxed fashion.
Details the ports, marinas and route you should use
between the UK and Gibraltar.
The book is designed to help the lightly crewed boat, with
perhaps only a couple of people on board, who are without
much or indeed any 'offshore’ experience, have a relaxed
and enjoyable time.
There are of course 'hundreds' of options but some are very
much better than others and you need to know which should be
your port or marina of choice.
It is important to know if a port
has 'must see' places to visit or has it got a launderette,
good WiFi connections, places to eat at a reasonable price,
if the broken 'widget' can be repaired there or easy flights
back to the UK - It is also important to know the places you
It is the cruise of a lifetime, occupying a summer or maybe
two, so it does need planning.
The 115 pages contain 'chartlets', pictures, port and
At home it will make it will enable you to plan and prepare
for your voyage in a knowledgeable and sensible
'Over 1600 copies of this book have been sold making it on
of the most used books for this route'
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