Paimpol Festival du Chant de Marin

Sail with us to the world-renowned Breton maritime festival in 2019

Paimpol Sea Shanty Festival 2019

Paimpol Festival du Chant de Marin 2019

Sail with us to Brittany to celebrate the maritime traditions in music and songs, at the world-renowned three day Breton Sea Shanty Festival on the weekend of 2, 3 and 4 August 2019 at the port of Paimpol. We are offering adults a 10 night voyage on our 72ft Pilot Cutter Pegasus, at a cost of £1,200 per person.

Pegasus is the youngest vessel in our fleet, based on the designs of the famous Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters. Designed by Ed Burnett and built by The Bristol Classic Boat Co on Redcliffe Wharf, Bristol by the Rolt brothers, she was launched in 2008.

The intended itinerary is to embark at 1800 hours on Tuesday 30 July 2019 at Plymouth Yacht Haven Marina, arriving Paimpol on Thursday 1 August, when around 200 traditional sailing ships gather for four nights and three days locked-in the basin for the festivities. Then after the merriments have ended, we will depart Paimpol on Monday 5 August for a leisurely sail home, visiting other places along the Brittany coast and possibly the Channel Islands too. We disembark at Plymouth Yacht Haven Marina on Friday 9 August 2019 at 1000 hours.

Click to view the Official Paimpol Festival Teaser from 2017, where Pegasus makes an appearance 52 seconds into the video.

The voyage cost includes accommodation, use of waterproofs, safety equipment, all meals on board and 3 day passes. Travel insurance will be required, which you will need to arrange yourself.

No previous sailing experience is necessary. You will participate in every aspect of life on board, under the full instruction of our professional sailing staff.

If you enjoy music festivals, then this is a fun and exciting cultural experience not to be missed!

Contact us on 01752 823007, email info@theislandtrust.org.uk, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

All voyages are operated by The Island Trust’s trading subsidiary Island (Cutter) Ltd.

Your safety on board

Crewed by professional sailing staff, qualified at the highest level, all of our vessels have been coded by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and inspected for seaworthiness and safety.

The Island Trust and its operating company, Island (Cutter) Ltd, have robust policies and procedures in place to guarantee your safety on board including:

  • Health and Safety Policies
  • Annual DBS Disclosure for all staff and volunteers

We are members of the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO).

Full time and relief staff are Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Yachtmasters and Cruising Instructors or higher, and volunteers are qualified to levels appropriate to the responsibilities they carry in accordance with statutory MCA and RYA regulations and guidelines.

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Please phone us on 01752 823007 or use the enquiry form below:

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