Programme from Sunday 15th to Saturday July 21st 2018:-

SUNDAY JULY 15th

  • Welcoming Wayfarers and their crews in Ver-sur-Mer on the Dyke
  • Rigging the dinghies on the dyke in front of the beach beside Blockhaus CNV
  • Collecting and joining accommodation in (or near) Ver
  • Meeting-Debriefing/Programme of the Week according to latest weather forecast
  • Free evening

MONDAY JULY 16th : LW 07:54 HW 13:33 (Coef. 98*)

  • Raid: Ver-Arromanches – starting at 10 am
  • Sailing in/around remains of artificial Port Winston Harbour
  • Picnic on Gold Beach, Arromanches
  • Visit Arromanches Museum & see film on crossing Channel and building harbour in June 1944 by British Army
  • Sailing back to Ver-sur-Mer and evening in CNV cost shared…

Tuesday July 17th : LW  08:41 HW 14:24  (Coef. 88)

  • Raid: Ver-Pointe du Hoc-Omaha Beach (Colleville/Mer) – starting at 9 am
  • Picnic on Omaha Beach at Eolia Sailing Centre of Colleville-sur-Mer
  • Quick walk along the beach & visit American Cemetery of Colleville
  • Sailing back to Ver-sur-Mer and free evening

Wednesday July 18th : LW 09:28 HW 15:18 (Coef. 77)

  • Free morning or visiting Queen Mathilda Tapestry in Bayeux with special comments by senior conservator Antoine Verney about the Channel crossing by William the Conqueror’s armada (of more than 700 boats) in October 1066
  • Afternoon: Wayfarers Parade on the waters of Ver with Sailing School & challenge race for the Tyrell Cup
  • Evening: Barbecue at CNV Blockhaus, costs shared …

Thursday July 19th : LW 10:18 HW 16:16 (Coef. 66)

  • Raid: Ver-Ouistreham-Pegasus Bridge (about 4 hours sailing) – starting at 8 am
  • Quick visit to Pegasus Memorial at Ranville if possible (Sword Beach)
  • Picnic at Ranville (Pegasus) or at Ouistreham Sailing School and Club
  • Sailing back to Ver-sur-Mer (3 to 4 hours) at about 19:00/20:00, then free evening…

Friday July 20th : LW 11:11 HW 17:18 (Coef. 57)

  • Free morning …. beach …. swimming
  • Raid: Ver-Courseulles Sailing School Centre – starting at 13:00/14:00
  • Picnic /beach at Courseulles Sailing Centre (Juno Beach)
  • Quick visit to Canadian Museum at Grayes/Courseulles-sur-Mer
  • Sailing back to Ver – Race from Courseulles Sailing School to Ver Sailing School
  •  Evening: Dinner at Courseulles (Hotel-Restaurant de Paris), costs shared…

Saturday 21st – free choice according to each crew’s timetable

End of Wayfarer Normandy Rally – Crews leave Ver and hoping everybody spent a very good week mixing sailing and history along the landing beaches of Normandy’s “Côte de Nacre” …

Thierry Grenier and Cercle Nautique de Ver-sur-Mer (CNV) Team ….

* Note – tidal coefficients are usually quoted in France. These vary from 20 (exceptionally small tidal range, i.e. neaps) to 120 (exceptionally large range, i.e. springs).