From Toulon to Port Saing Louis du Rhone
In the air, ideas have come to send Yasasin to France for some time. We are talking about few years, 2, maybe 3, depending on how things develop.
The first week of september, a research was made between Toulon and Port Saint Louis du Rhone, hoping to find a convenient spot for Yasasin both on land and in the water for some new sailing in South of France.
Toulon was the first attempt. The best location because of the proximity of my brothers, one being a technician operating his own company for all kind of service for all type of boats, and the other one, preparing the Vendee Globe Challenge on his IMOCA, opening many doors to facilities and contacts always welcome when running such a project.
Price rather high, would probably be a reason to decline
Bandol was tried. A nice meeting, a very wonderful area for sailing, lots of PR as the harbour is constantly welcoming numbers of tourists of all sorts.
Price very attractive, but a very long waiting list of 25 years. Too bad
La Ciotat was the next stop.
Not as good as in Bandol as far as the anchorage is concerned, but a good location for sailing, between Marseille and Hyeres islands. One spot available.
Price very attractive for the harbour, not for keeping the boat ashore.
Marseilles was out of question due to the space needed and impossible to negociate
Port Saint Louis du Rhone
Not very beautiful landscape indeed with Fos-sur-Mer just close by and numbers of heavy tankers sailing forth and back
The sailing is not very interesting, but Marseilles bay being not far at all, we could consider the place good to go.
Price affordable in the harbour, and very ok on land near by
Same entrance channel as Port Saint du Rhone, meaning very very close by, but totally closed and with a 24/7 security both in water and on shore. Good service available too.
Price a little high considering month after month, but a very fair offer from the dutch owner.
Now the questions are:
What to choose?
When to come ?
To be soon continued ……..
Didim to … Marseilles
1300miles . 1 week sailing?
Didim – Toulon 1300miles