Tidal miles passage

Course date
Date: 03/11/2023 - 17/11/2023

Port des Minimes (F)

Tidal miles passage

For all those wanting to experience the open ocean or needing to collect tidal miles!

A fabulous trip onboard a brand new Lagoon 42 catamaran, from La Rochelle (France) to Olbia (Italy). It is possible also to join only one leg, from La Rochelle to Gibraltar, or from Gibraltar to Olbia.
The skipper is one of our very experienced RYA instructors


Tidal miles passage – Program

You will meet at the marina of La Rochelle, review the weather forecast with the skipper, and proceed with the last checks of the vessel. You will then finalise the passage plan in more detail and agree the watch system, standing orders etc. 
The whole passage is approx 1,850 Nm long, of which 1,000 Nm are in tidal waters. The passage is expected to take approx 14-16 days, with a couple of stops to refuel and buy fresh food. The actual date and time of departure will clearly depend on the weather, and you will most likely stop along the way at La Coruna (E), Lagos (P), Gibraltar, and Palma de Maiorca (E).

If you have time constraints, it is also possible to join only part of the passage, either the first half (La Rochelle to Gibraltar) or the second (Gibraltar to Olbia)

Please be aware that the plan may vary considerably due to wind and weather conditions, so you may need to be flexible with your planning and days off arrangements.

NOTE: This is NOT an RYA course or an RYA-sanctioned initiative!

What’s included and what is not:


– accommodation in a double cabin onboard a brand new Lagoon 42 catamaran
– Marina fees and diesel
– Certification of sailed miles from an RYA instructor
– Informal tuition from an RYA-qualified instructor (passage planning, colregs, tides, etc)


– Bring your own towel and sleeping bag
– Food and drinks (also for the instructor)
– Travel to/from start/finish harbours


La Rochelle or Gibraltar


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