Sea trips Let's sail!

Le François MoniquePetit Foc
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Sea trips on board the François Monique

Some volunteers have restored beauty, fairing and rigging of a traditional scallop boat, the François Monique... Register by e-mail or phone and discover the pleasures of a spring journey onboard this boat built in 1935. You can also participate to the sailing maneuvers if you wish!


Sea trips with the Deauville Yacht Club

The Deauville Yacht Club organizes throughout the year some sea trips. It offers quiet sea trips off Deauville, to admire the wonderful coast of the region from the sea, or regattas, to let you appreciate sailing under all its forms.


© Petit Foc
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Petit Foc Association
Maison des Associations
58 rue Guillaume le Conquérant
14360 Trouville-sur-Mer
+33(0)2 31 65 11 80

Deauville Yacht Club
Quai de la Marine
14800 Deauville
+33(0)2 31 88 38 19

The 2017 agenda of sea trips here


The “François Monique” is a scallop boat of the roadstead of Breast, built in the “Chantier du Fret” (Fret Shipyard) by Auguste Tertu. Launched on September 16th 1935, it was manufactured for Hervé Salaün, sailor in Lagona Daoulas, 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.


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”. Renovation was carried out by volunteers and funded by grants given by local authorities, Regional Council, General Council, Community of communes and other local partners. These grants were mainly used to restore boat hull and rigging. These works required the competences of a ship’s carpenter and some research on the authenticity of these boats, deck equipment and finally conformity with boat’s compulsory safety standards.