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Armen Race as a crew member aboard a Volvo 60

Dates: 8 May 2024 - 12 May 2024

Price: 2150€
armen race as a crew member

The Armen Race as a crew member aboard a Volvo 60 for a 310 nautical mile loop in the Bay of Biscay. Departing from and arriving at La Trinité-sur-Mer via Western Sein*, Belle Île and Île d’Yeu.
* Ar-Men lighthouse, hence the name of the race

Organised by the Société Nautique de La Trinité-sur-Mer (SNT), the Armen Race is a not-to-be-missed race on the Atlantic seaboard. This twelfth edition of the biggest ocean race in France is an opportunity for enlightened amateurs to sail alongside professionals on a course that may hold some surprises, but always in a friendly atmosphere. In 2022, 227 crews, or 828 racers, took the start of one of the three courses along the western coast: the Nuit de l’Armen (131 miles), the Armen Race (310 miles) or the Armen Ultim (370 miles).

Crew member on the offshore Armen Race

We’re offering you the chance to crew Libertalia, a 19.50m racing monohull built for the Volvo Ocean Race. Supervised by four professional sailors (skipper Captain 200 Sail, second-in-command, navigator, number 1), the spirit of competition is essential to take part as a crew member in such an event, whatever your level. This is your chance to take on the fleet in ‘offshore’ mode and to experience some extraordinary moments together as a crew member.

You’ll be on board for around 5 days. You will embark at Lorient La Base to sail to La Trinité-sur-Mer, where the Armen Race will start. The delivery trip gives the crew a chance to get to know each other, get to grips with the boat and assess each other’s skill levels. After the race, the return trip will be a delivery trip from La Trinité-sur-Mer to Lorient.

Practical information

Dates: from 8th til 12th of May 2024
Duration: 5 days*
Boarding & disembarkation: Lorient La Base
Start of the race : 10th of May
Yacht: Libertalia – Crewed Volvo 60
Training: handholding on the way to La Trinité-sur-Mer
Price: 2150€
Included: full board, equipments
License FFVoile Competition: compulsory

As a crew member racing, you must have a licence from the Fédération Française de Voile (French Sailing Federation), and be medically fit to compete in a sailing boat. You can take out a licence with the Club CHALLENGE OCEAN.

* Duration subject to weather conditions and course modifications by the organisers.

Photo credit SNT.

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    8 May 2024 à 8 h 00 min
    12 May 2024 à 17 h 00 min
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