Junket - Brest 2nd Week in June 2015

  • 03 Jun 2015 14:04
    Reply # 3373300 on 3352193

    Hi Brian et al. As far as I can see, dates and location are fine with me for the meet. I've dropped Guy Marlow a line to see if we can co-ordinate travel (he used to live not far from me but has since moved, not sure where to). Brian, if I can be of any help getting you to airports etc for your whiz back to UK, let me know. We usually use Rennes - Southampton with Flybe, but maybe as you want to go West Country the Nantes-Bristol route is your choice. Southampton has the benefit of being the closest airport to a railway station in the UK - about 50 metres from the terminal to the platform! Rennes is closer to us (and Brest)) than Nantes. There are flights from Brest to Southampton during the summer, not sure when the service begins. Anyway, I'll stand by for further details of when to rendezvous at the Marina

  • 02 Jun 2015 23:19
    Reply # 3369282 on 3352193

    OK Brian.

    Marina du Chateau is fine with me.


  • 02 Jun 2015 22:20
    Reply # 3369198 on 3352193

    Hi Chris. No other replies received yet. I'm meeting Francois tomorrow for a natter. Have just texted Paul Fay to suggest we go firm on Sat 13th, Sun 14th and maybe Monday 15th. If OK with him we'll settle for that as a framework, and I'll simply tell the others tomorrow. Marina du Chateau OK with you? Thanks Chris.

  • 02 Jun 2015 15:37
    Reply # 3367004 on 3352193

    My passage plan (such as it is) has me arriving Saturday 13th early afternoon.


  • 02 Jun 2015 10:20
    Reply # 3366725 on 3352193

    Update: Paul Fay and I are in touch. He and Mo are hiding from the wind and rain at Chateaulin up the Aulne River. Two schooner junks in Brest must be unusual.

  • 01 Jun 2015 18:16
    Reply # 3365479 on 3352193

    Sent by email:

    Hi Chris Gallienne, Francois Gavillon, Guy Marlow, Paul Fay, Gavin Daglish

    As Maddy and I are in Brest we're of course happy to coordinate this as Ash suggested, and apologies for leaving it late as we were travelling to Brest The weather has gone dodgy so fingers crossed that it picks up. Whether or not we'll be able to sail will depend on how the weather goes in the meantime as we have a lot to do. I can't work as hard as I I used to as I am 'under orders' to take it easy following the stroke I had in December. So we'll just have to see how it goes.


    Matt Waite has pulled out as he is having to return to Australia and has put Mariposa up for sale on the site in Plymouth. Details in another forum.

    Paul Fay emailed me to say he's already in the Brest area and gave me his mobile number. Paul, can you please send it again? I read your email on my iPad to which it of course downloaded; then I zapped my iPad's email account to save some memory. Oops. Sorry, please re-send.

    Guy Marlow lives in France and plans to attend, though without his boat. More info was in an email to Ash. Gary, maybe post it here too?

    Francois Gavillon is a local member who keeps his boat in Brest; not junk rigged but he's a member and is thinking of junk rigging her. More info on the forum.

    Gavin Daglish used to be JRA Chair and lives in France. Boat under renovation.

    Chris Gallienne is our Treasurer and also our stand-in Webmaster. He is planning to sail over from Plymouth.

    So it looks as if we will have two boats (Francois and Paul) and could have four (mine and Chris's). Or three!

    Chris has just made the following post on the site: "Time to firm up a date to meet in Brest? I need to book some leave to cover time away. Best dates for me would be 12th, 13th or 14th June, but some flexibility - any other suggestions?"

    Those dates would suit Maddy and I fine, giving us time to get organised (in theory) and time for me to make my next medical appointment back in the UK on June 19th. I was told it would be ages but there you go it isn't. Flight from Nantes booked, there and back in two days, ouch. On the other hand the weather looks settled for the end of this week and the beginning of the next. Francois, got a feel for this?

    As to a venue, I suggest the Marina du Chateau. It's not so far up the river as Moulin Blanc, but it is a little more pricey. Perhaps Francois can see if they will do a deal for us? It's where we are and where Francois keeps his boat. There are some good cafes, bars and restaurants around. Bit of an uphill hike to the city and shops, but it keeps you fit.  There's a good visitors' area - mostly alongside berths -  so rafting up should be OK . Access is all weathers and tides. Excellent showers and loos.

    That's my two cents worth.

    I'll post this on the site too.

    Cheers, Brian

    Last modified: 02 Jun 2015 10:17 | Anonymous member
  • 30 May 2015 18:29
    Reply # 3363292 on 3352193

    Time to firm up a date to meet in Brest? I need to book some leave to cover time away. Best dates for me would be 12th, 13th or 14th June, but some flexibility - any other suggestions?

  • 28 May 2015 22:45
    Reply # 3361113 on 3352193

    Thanks Francois for your offer, and glad you will be there.

    Gavin Dalglish is hoping to attend without a boat, so i have encouraged him to attend and make contact with Brian, whose email address and mobile phone numbers are below.

    I have copied  part of Gavin's email : 

    Hi Ash
    Excited to hear you're planning a meet in Brest, which is only a couple of hours from where I live. While I'm not certain I can make the date, I thought I'd ask if I can meet up without my boat, which is under renovation at the moment and not in commission? Let me know how it pans out and I'll try to be there.
    Cheers Gavin

    I will keep an eye each on the posting and will tie up loose ends if i can.


  • 28 May 2015 07:29
    Reply # 3359918 on 3355921
    François Gavillon wrote:

    Dear Ash, dear Brian and Maddy, dear all,

    I will be a pleasure to participate. As I am already here (there) in Brest, let me know if I I can help with anything. 

    Looking forward to seeing you,


    Hi Francois. Thanks for  your post. No time to write more as have a train to catch. Have replied to Matt on the other forum.  I will email you my mobile number when we get back to Paradox. Hopefully Chris G and Paul Fay will still turn up. I am not aware of any others yet.  I have Paul's number. 
  • 27 May 2015 20:18
    Reply # 3359265 on 3352193

    Alas, I'm going to have to pull out, see my other post on the general forum.


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