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JEAN & MITHÉ

Sea and Navigation

We were born into sailors’ families. My father was a merchant marine officer and my father-in-law was a merchant seaman.
I joined the navy for 9 years 3 months 6 days. I specialized in the maintenance and operation of radars. During this period I sailed around the world on the “Joan of Arc”, spent several months in Tahiti, crossed the polar circle, passed the Panama Canal etc… and was present during the 6 day war in the Cyprus sector…

The sea has always made me dream and around 52 years old I learned to swim… since I’m a fish !!! Then catamaran sailing school and even more… acquisition of a used First 25 (about 7.5m)… and the big step a brand new Océanis 31 (9.66m) in 2009…
What I like: adjusting the sails, calculating the tides, playing with the currents, preparing our cruises, using the nautical charts… and also anticipating because everything changes very quickly…
Mithe/Strong>: I was familiar with the sea, but I had never practiced except for outings in a speedboat or old rigging in a group. I learnt everything with the captain and got into the game.
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Did I have a sea legs? I guess so. I was never afraid or seasick. Lucky for me, I’m not a water fanatic. We started by sailing in our area (Brehat, St Quay, the seven islands …) landscape that we do not tire of which varies depending on the weather (sun, overcast …) The colors are very different. Little by little, we widened our space.
On board, we each have our own role. Before a departure, I plan to fill the holds and I manage the stock during the crossing. At sea, I help out as much as I can (manoeuvres, surveillance, steering if necessary, photos…). When everything is settled, I enjoy the observation and the calm. On departure and arrival in the ports, I resume my job as a sailor: setting up the mooring equipment, stowing away…

Jean and Mithé invite the curious to come aboard their sailboat at the quayside in the port of Lézardrieux and discuss their daily life as sailors: navigation and safety equipment, sea code, interior fittings and life on board, nautical documents, tides, currents, voyages made… Good exchanges in perspective. Limited number of places available. The meeting place will be communicated to you at the time of registration.
Minimum : 2 people. Maximum: 6 people.

Stroll organized within the framework of the “Presqu’île Greeters”, a network of passionate inhabitants of their territory who volunteer to share “their” Presqu’île for the time of a meeting”.

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