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L'histoire du Trimaran "Flâneur" à la Trinité sur Mer
   

After completing the equipment of our first "Flâneur", a 34' monohull, we casted off from Ouistreham (Normandy) in 1979 for a sail trip of 6 years, 3 years in the Méditerranean countries and 3 years in the Atlantic.

Our first ocean crossing led us to the Carribean Islands. To earn our living, we worked in the different stopovers (Port-Vendres in Southern France, Corfou in Greece, Ajaccio in Corsica, Guadeloupe and Miami).
That long honeymoon proved us that we had made a good choice and our new way of life was on a sailboat..

But after 6 years wandering came the idea of starting a family, the boat quickly appeared too small for the purpose...

   

So we sold our boat after one year in the U.S.A and came back to France with the plans of a new "Flâneur", much much bigger, a CROSS 46 TRIMARAN 15mx8m. That construction, from A à Z, took us 4 years in the "port à sec" of Martigues, near Marseille.

Meanwhile our first son "Philippe" was born in 1987 "between 2 layers od fiberglass"....

We launch the second "Flâneur" in 1990 : A great moment !

Then we start a wonderful stay in Corsica, 4 years day-chartering in summer and finishing the cabins inside "Flâneur" in winter.

In 1993 we fly to Tahiti for two months and come back on the boat with our second child,adopted in Papeete: "Moana".

Then in 1994, we leave Corsica to resume our saiing with our new boat and new family, Philippe is 7 and Moana 1 1/2 years old. Philippe follows school with correspondence school: CNED.


We sail to theCanaries, then again across the Atlantic to the West Indies. Big Surprise ! Sylvie expects a new baby, a true miracle that nobody believed in. But for medical reasons, it's not so easy ans we have to leave the boat in Martinique and fly back to France for almost a year.


We go back to a "normal" life in a house for a while, Philippe is happy to go back to a real school, with friends ans play football.



So Fanny, our third child and first daughter, was born in Caen (Normandy) in 1995.

When she is 6 months old, we fly back to the boat and sail around from Venezuala to Bahamas. Those islands are a paradise for sailing! Philippe returns to his studies but appreciates less and less.

In 1997, we decide to sail back to France, life on board becoming more and more difficult with 3 children..

We arrive in Brittany in July 97 ans start looking for a harbour for Flâneur and a place to charter : we find La Trinité sur Mer. It's a wonderful place and an ideal spot to sail to the islands.

We start again chartering for 6 years, until 2003.

Finally we decide to sell our boat to start building 3 gîtes to which we have given the names of 3 of our favorite islands: Belle-île, Houat and Hoëdic hoping thus to continue in a way the activity of "Flâneur", welcoming the holidaymakers that come to discover our beautiful area.

 

Our boat was bought by a friend of ours, a professionnal diver we had met in corsica, our friend had crossed the Atlantic twice with us.

We are happy to know that "Flâneur" has resume his sailig around the world in warm waters since he is now chartering in Madagascar.

Don't worry for us, we still profit by the sea, we live 200 m from it and have now a small sailboat that gives us a lot of pleasure.
   
" Les Escales du Flâneur", Nicolas LEGOUPIL - 02 97 30 07 81 ou 06 68 11 48 32 - LA TRINITE sur Mer - création Isabelle B.