Sailing in Marseille
One of the most beautiful bays in the world, a string of islands as protective sentries, sun all the year round: what more can an enthusiast sportsman dream of? From the windsurfing spots of the Pointe Rouge and of the Prado where international windsurfers like to train, to the secret creeks of Frioul, chosen by those who love to see nature preserved, everybody can find a place to be themselves, for a morning, for a weekend, or for a week. From the Optimist to the yacht, over the sailing dinghy and the catamaran, many sailing courses are offered by the various clubs and associations of Marseille for children and their parents.
The Patrouilles Bleues are present for those who practice water-based recreational activities, they prevent by informing about the environmental protection and the respect of the regulations. The bay of Marseille welcomes national and international activities linked to the sea such as Septembre en Mer », the Juris cup (symposium and sailing race of lawyers), la Route des Îles (sailing race Marseille-Corsica), le Championnat du Monde de Voile (sailing race), le Tour de France à la Voile (sailing race) and recently the Jeux Mondiaux de la Voile (sailing race) as well as the most famous catamaran race : The Race (sailing race around the world "without limits"). that will be back in Marseille in 2004.
SNEM vocation is to promote and develop water sports. It runs a Sailing school, a Cruise school, a diving school and a fishing activity. All its activities take place on the marina of the Estaque where the members have their own boat. Its sporting sections and its Sailing and Diving School help to bring together all the generations animated by the desire to discover new sensations and a sporting spirit. The reception and introduction to navigation of people with disabilities and people in social precariousness remains one of our main concerns.
From the beginner to the skipper, you can discover the anchorages in the creeks, take advantage of the training weeks in coastal sailing to Porquerolles or even meet dolphins during an offshore course to Corsica. Each habitable stage can be tailor-made to work on techniques and maneuvers specific to your navigation program : autonomy and safety in intensive training , duo or solo harbor maneuvers , theoretical weather and sea charts...