The OGA fleet is having a real treat with perfect weather and a prime location next to Village Anglais in the Harbour at Brest. With boats gathered from Scotland, the Bristol Channel, South West, Solent, South and East Coasts of England as well as the Netherlands, it’s been a great turnout by the OGA.
On Sunday, after a day of balmy sailing by many boats in the Rade, everyone went out into the twilight for a nocturnal floodlit parade of sail set to music and fireworks to add effect.
Despite the horrible news from Nice, the French seemed determined to show that their ‘joie de vivre’ would shine through.
As the Brest Festival draws to a close, skippers and crews prepare for the passage to Douarnenez today, 19 July.
Photos don’t convert the cacophony of sound and smell and sheer number of people, boats, artisanal stands, food stalls, street and stage acts that energise the quayside, but here’s a few to provide a ‘taster’.