MALOYATLANTICTOUR is a familial project of atlantic exploration, islands and its population. The departure is scheduled at the end of august and we plan to cross the Atlantic Ocean in november to reach caribean islands.
Beyond the travelling aspect, this project is the opportunity to have our children discover a different way of living and making new discoveries facing the beauty and the challenges of the ocean.
It is also a year of learning and discovering the maritime environment precious to our Britany region
Our daughters Maya and Cloé have registered to a program of following ocean turtles through STW charity organization. This project is in collaboration with the project Argonimaux from CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) and will allow them to participate in educational missions of marine animals’ observation to better understand the lifestyle and the movements of these animals and the influence of weather variations and pollution on their journeys.
We are also looking forward to spending time with our daughters within this journey.
Four French Britany expatriated in Suresnes, West suburb of Paris missing the ocean, space and new horizons: Régis, the captain, an expert in coastal oceanography and offshore survey. Special mission for him constists to cross the atlantic ocean with us.
Gigi (the teacher), Trainee doctor in ergonomics and handling; Her mission during trip : teaching and school exchanges coordination.
Maya (9 years old) so called "Maya from the island", photographer trainee and Cloe our little "seaman", 6 years old !
After several months of search and thought (To rent or to buy? Catamaran ou single-hulled vessels ? Alu ou polyester ?, ...), Our choice turned to the purchase of a FEELING 416 well known for its robustness, its qualities in terms of safety(security) and comfort. Its exceptional width (4.20m) offers an comfortable internal volume. But what the most seduced us it is the bridge(deck), vast, clear and little blocked. Not surprising, when we know that the bridge(deck) was drawn by Eric TABARLY and the hull and its arrangements by Philippe HARLE.
Despite these advantages, our MALOYA, monohull in polyester (1996) which must be again equipped for the deep-sea cruise!
The Mediterranean Sea as a warm up sailing
Heading towards the Canary Islands
Crossing the Atlantic
And ... the Caribbean before sailing back to France.
End of August 2014 : Sailing off La Ciotat, France
Mid October : Strait of Gibraltar
Mid November : Sailing off the Canary Islands
Mid December : Arriving in The Antilles
Mid June : Sailing Off The Antilles
Mid July 2015 : Back in France
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