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45 “Figaro Bénéteau 2” sailing ships and their skippers, competition ships

It's the result of a successful collaboration between the best regatters of the “Classe Figaro Bénéteau”, the “Chantiers Bénéteau” and architect Marc Lombard.
Since its introduction in 2003, the “Figaro Bénéteau 2” had the hard task of giving new impetus to a unique racing itinerary. This nice, modern and innovating boat has already been fascinating many skippers, who are not shy about shouting its praises.

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The Marité, the last “terre-neuvier” fishing ship

This last “terre-neuvier” fishing ship belonging to the French sailing heritage, the Marité, is the symbol of a great task: cod fishing on the banks of Newfoundland, which has been feeding several Norman, Breton and Basque families for four centuries. This three-masted ship will arouse admiration and emotion. In fact, this jewel of Normandy, where it was born, makes part of history, our sailing history. Length: 44.90 m, width: 8 m-wide, sail dimension: 650m². www.lemarite.com

Visits of moored sailing ship every day: 3 € - 1.50 € for children under the age of 12.

© Patrimoine Maritime Normand
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The Grandcopaise, historical monument

Built in 1949 in Cherbourg, following plans dating back to 1934, this trawling boat, known as "Deux Amis" (Two friends) in the past, has been equipped for fishing until 1988 and was then sold to a yachtsman. It was left in the Grandcamp Port where its destruction was scheduled. But several people contributed to the preservation of this nice hull, almost unique in Basse-Normandie. Nowadays, the association of ancient riggings “Torbouai du Bessin” and the municipality of Grandcamp-maisy take care of it. The Grandcopaise hull is included into the “Supplementary Historic Monument List” since 1993. www.lagrandcopaise.fr

Visits of moored sailing ship: free access.

© CADAC de Dives sur mer
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Phebe, "courlis de la Manche"

Built in the "Lude de Courseulles sur Mer" boatyard in 1962, the "Phebe" boat respects the tradition of classic carvel planking, characterizing Norman fishing ships. It is composed of several wood varieties: oak for keel, stem, stern, transom; mahogany for bottom, planking and coaming. The "courlis" of the Channel has a Bourcet Malet rigging, moved by a 10-hp fixed engine.

Visits of moored boat: free access.

© CADAC de Dives sur mer
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The Saint Rémi, "flambard" from Dives sur mer

This Breton ship, built at the Arsenal of Cherbourg in 1945/46 and bought by the municipality of Dives sur Mer in 1990, was the first unit of a series of ships known as "Rachel" (original name) to supply with fish local markets. This series of ships was partially financed by the payment of war damages by Germany.
After having been used for ten years for in-shore fishing, "Rachel" left the Channel department and reached Calvados, where it was recorded among recreational boats under the name of "St Rémi". Put away for twenty years in a garage of Houlgate, the "St Rémi" was later bought by the municipality of Dives sur Mer and immediately entrusted to the good care of the CAPAC, local sailing school, with the objective of carrying out restoration works. According to the suggestions of François Renault, specialized in Norman boats, the "St Rémi" received a Flambart greement, with a new set of sails. On July 14th 1990, the "St Rémi" reached the sea again, after three months of intensive work.

Visits of moored sailing ship: free access.

© Association Petit Foc
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François Monique, scallop boat of the roadstead of Breast

Built in the “Chantier du Fret” (Fret Shipyard) in 1935, it was manufactured to fish great scallops and to extract from the seabed maerl (chalky sand for soil amendment) and red seaweed used as agricultural fertilizer.
In 2008, the old rigging was bought by Franck Brize and brought to Trouville-Deauville. In the same year, the “Petit Foc” association was created and started to restore the boat, retracing its history, and made it resemble again to a scallop boat of the roadstead of Breast through its colours and ancient rigging. The aim of this association is to organize pedagogic, cultural and environmental trips in Normandy, along “Côte Fleurie” and “Côte de Nacre”.

Quai de l’Imperatrice Eugenie
Visits of moored sailing ship: free access
Sea trips: prices and booking on site or calling Michel Labouche at the +33 (0)2 31 65 11 80 or +33 (0)6 83 21 90 97 - www.petit-foc.asso.fr

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Phidrak, a boat for everybody

The "Phidrak" is a boat equipped in 2015 for people with disabilities by the "Deauville Sailing Club". All actions are taken from the cockpit (sail unfurling, rope handling). It is easy, with easy access (also for people in wheelchairs) and without danger. The association proposes boat visits and exhibitions about renovation works concerning its accessibility to disabled people.

Quai de l’Imperatrice Eugenie
Visits of moored sailing ship: on-site registration – for free.
June 10th >19th: 11:00 am-12:30 am / 2 pm-7 pm