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The sailing and boating club "Vent du Sud - Southwind" was created in 2011 to promote discovery of the nautical world, nautical sports, training and related outdoor activities, including environmental education and training. The club is registered in France and based in Port Saint Cyprien, the most important port in the Golfe du Lion, Languedoc Roussillon.
When you join us as a member, guest or crew or taking a sailing course with us, whether on a day sail or a week long cruise, you enable us to offer disadvantaged young people an introduction to the maritime world, including seamanship training and environmental awareness trips. We are a registered non-profit, and any revenue from paid activites are fully applied towards our mission.
Boat sharing, sailing club in Algarve, Portugal
We are looking for people interested in boat sharing in Algarve. We hope to create a local sailing club as a charity, to share a 30 ft yacht on the Algarve coast. We are now seeking interested parties/co-owners/crew/prospective members to share the sailing, and the costs.
This is an opportunity to do some charitable day trips with the yacht, introducing the maritime world to less privileged young people.
The yacht we have in mind is a Petrel 30 long keel steel yacht, designed by Alan Pape, built in the UK 1986, strong and seaworthy - but she needs some work before she can be sailed. Founder members will pay €1000 deposit and estimated €300 per year towards mooring and maintenance, assuming we get about 10 members. See our Facebook page for more details and let us hear from you.
France and Spain:
The club, Vent du Sud Southwind, has its own Jeanneau Sangria, based in Saint Cyprien, France. Suitable for day trips, weekends or short cruises along the Cote Vermeille and Costa Brava. For members only. Enquire about costs and availability Individual and small groups.
Western Mediterranean: (April to October)
Sailing courses with certified instructor/skipper Argeles-sur-Mer, with Beneteau First 32S5.
Individuals: Half-day (3 hours), full day or two days. Leisure sailing for family or groups up to 6 persons. Contact.
Menorca Cruising school and charter - 5-day RYA Day Skipper practical course. Request details.
Sea Kayak adventures
Together with the dedicated paddlers of Usuuk Kayak Adventures, we can offer some new guided sea kayaking tours in spectacular paddling locations, among others the beautiful Gulf Islands in Canada's British Columbia. In the Mediterranean Sea, we offer a tour along Catalonia's northern coastline in Spain and France. Request details.
Videos from winter sailing in the Mediterranean with the Sangria Sailing in fresh "Tramontane"
Sailing skills (instructional, 45 mins) Sail trimming, technical, Atarikid (34 mins)
Link to the objects of the club (transcript of registration in French)
Contact us for more information.
Temporary contact form Click for Email or telephone (0033) 468056571
Maritime camping: Holiday on a yacht in St. Cyprien France. In the port or day sailing along Cote Rocheuse. Payment goes entirely towards port fees for the association. Membership €20 per year. ventdusud.org