In Lorient for the summer
After a stopover in Ireland, and 2 others in Brittany, Tara has returned to her home port -- Lorient. She will remain here until August 25 and then attend the International Island Film Festival in Groix. A few words from Captain Loïc Vallette:
Here in Lorient, we've been moored since Monday night at the submarine base right next to the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly after a very quiet voyage from Douarnenez, with some peaks at 12 knots in the Ras de Sein.
This Celtic navigation allowed us to check all the changes and repairs undertaken on Tara during this spring's period in dry dock.
The small crew remaining aboard in August will focus on finishing touches, and making the boat as beautiful as possible: painting the deck, varnishing, putting things away.
We removed all the safety equipment for annual inspection: life rafts, immersion suits, fire extinguishers, Fenzys... We 're also going to continue necessary electrical revisions on Tara beyond the main units.
Brieuc, who will stay with us until the end of the month, began the planned changes around the feet of the masts to make maneuvering easier and safer.
The boat is still full of life. Journalist Anna Deniaud always seems to find inspiration on board. Myriam Thomas, in charge of special operations for Tara Expeditions, came to take care of containers for the upcoming exhibit in Paris.
Baptiste Bernard, our young sailor, had a visit from his whole family. His father, Francis Bernard, aka "Ben" is a regular on Tara, and rediscovered the boat with great enthusiasm. Indeed, he had been aboard several times as a photographer. Please visit the new gallery (tara-gallery.com
) to discover his magnificent photos.