The Channel Islands – Intensive training with some fireworks

Brittany from 07 to 14 may 2011

Under the command of Skipper Ernst “MY ROLLING SWISS II”, the Trader 42 of the Cruising Club Switzerland, cast off from St. Malo (France) on May 8th with a mixed crew of French and German speaking participants: François as 1st Officer, Pierre-Yves, Gérald, Franziska and Daniel - all of Switzerland.
During the week long leisure turn we called at the following harbours and anchorages: Iles Chausey – St. Helier (Jersey) – Derrible Bay (Sark) – St. Peter Port (Guernsey) – Tréguier – St. Quay / Portrieux – Erquy – St. Cast / Le Guildo. The final call was at the Bas Sablons Marina in St. Malo again.
The stops in Jersey and Guernsey were quite spectacular in as far as they fell by coincidence on Liberation Day. We could learn about the hard times of the German occupation, witnessed the Liberation Day Parade with speeches and concerts and had a glorious view in St. Peter Port of the night fireworks.
At the various places visited we undertook some sight seeing and explored the many good restaurants, while underway exercising the navigation skills was mandatory for all participants. All of them were impressed and wholly satisfied with the comfort and the performance of ROLLING SWISS II.

by Ernst, Skipper CCS cruise 08/2011/19

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