Training / formation center


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Pôle Mini 6.50 La Rochelle

Place: La Rochelle (17-FRA)


Number of spots: 30

Requirements for access: Selection based on application (dossier), performance project = competitive boat + diligent skipper, team spirit 

Costs and services details: Coaching navigations, manoeuvres, boat tuning, sails development, project follow-up, experience and data sharing inside the group, roadbook & routing for races. Price : 1500€ per skipper per year (from January to December)


Training season: From January to December

Training frequency / Nb of days per year: 50 days + offshore courses 24/48h

Coaches: Julien Pulvé (Mini Transat 2013 and 2015)

Programme dedicated for proto/production boats: Protos and production boats

Theoretical classes: Creation of Mini project (legal and financial), sleep management (specilist doctor), nutrition, physical training, mast climbing in solitary, rigging, stratification, meteo and strategy lessons...


Boat storage facilities: afloat and on land

Crane service: Self service crane (authorization to validate, training duration: 1/2 day, price 60€, validity 5 years)

Equipment storage: 2 secure containers availabe (included)

Technical hall: No

Languages spoken: French, English and Spanish

Location and contact details

Address: la Rochelle - port des Minimes

Contact(s): - Julien Pulvé : +336 61 33 64 48
Facebook page Pôle Mini 6.50 La Rochelle 

Various information 

Access to the premises of the Pôle France Voile La Rochelle : meeting rooms, fitness room, on-site doctor, high level access.

e-mail :

Pôle Mini Ouistreham

Place: Ouistreham (14-FRA)


Number of spots: 12

Requirements for access: Be a member of the Société des Régates de Caen-Ouistreham + Signature of a contract with a project and a race programme + Be a FFVoile member

Costs and services details: Association membership : 100€ / Berth and training : 900€


Training season: From Fébruary to October

Training frequency / Nb of days per year: 12 days + Offshore trainings

Coaches: Roland Ventura

Programme dedicated for proto/production boats: No dedicated programme for proto/production boats

Theoretical classes: Yes


Boat storage facilities: 

Crane service: available nearby 

Equipment storage: Yes

Technical hall: Yes

Languages spoken: French, English, Italian

Location and contact details

Address: Quai Eric Tabarly 14150 Ouistreham

Contact(s): Guy Beaudouin +336 76 15 17 89


Various information 

The Pôle Mini de Ouistreham is the only training center located in the English Channel, it is the closest from Paris and offers ttraining crossing the Channel and near the English coasts. 

La Turballe Course au Large

Place: La Turballe (44-FRA)


Number of spots: 23

Requirements for access: Having a serious project and basic knowledge in navigation. Willing to participate in regularly in training sessions, in the association's life and in Mini races. 

Costs and services details: Skipper's membership : 280€/year
Training pack (training sessions, follow up during navigations and qualifications, race preparation & routages) : 550€/year
Sport coaching (3 sessions/week in person or online) : 50€/month


Training season: All year long

Training frequency / Nb of days per year: Around 50 days/year

Coaches: Mister Hervé Aubry and his high quality RIB boat for training!

Programme dedicated for proto/production boats: Training sessions adpated to all levels

Theoretical classes: Sport, mental coaching, sleep, nutrition, electronics, composite, meteorology, rope work, medical, sails, routage and strategy.


Boat storage facilities: shipyard (rolling cradle or trailer)

Crane service: Self service crane 7/7 24h

Equipment storage: Available soon

Technical hall: Available soon

Languages spoken: French and English

Location and contact details

Address: La Turballe Course au Large - Port de Plaisance - 44420 La Turballe

Contact(s): Vincent Lancien (President) +336 42 70 74 58

Various information 

This training center is an association created in 2016, where every one takes part in it to ensure the best functioning possible. All the members work together to share competences, experiences and 'know how'. The first objective is to create a solid group, then to bring everyone to perfomance. 
Trainings are held during weekends, most of the skippers have a full time job aside the project.
This structure is affiliated to the French Sailing Federation (FFVoile). 

The training center has strong conections with the Marina of La Turballe, which is very friendy and heplful with the association. The center has technical partnerships with shipchandlers, and all kind of boat work professionals (electricity, sails, ropework,welders, etc).
The members also have a partnership with a camping that allows them to access housing facilities from Octobrer to April.

Centre d'entrainement Mini 6.50 de Concarneau

Place: Concarneau (FRA)


Number of spots: 15

Requirements for access: Minimum 1000NM in races per year including at least one 500NM race + Being 100% autonomous + Attendance at trainings

Costs and services details: 1000€ per year


Training season: January to April

Training frequency / Nb of days per year: 1 day/weekend + 2 6-day clinics in March and April

Coaches: François Jambou

Programme dedicated for proto/production boats: Production boats - Open to prototypes if more 3 boats

Theoretical classes: Yes


Boat storage facilities: Berth included. Yard/Land storage not included (Port la Forêt or Concarneau 100€/month)

Crane service: 60€ each handling

Equipment storage: Possible (40€/month)

Technical hall: No

Languages spoken: Training sessions in French but open to English speakers

Location and contact details

Address: Concarneau harbour


e-mail :
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Base Mini Barcelona - FNOB

Place: Barcelona (ESP)


Number of spots: 16

Requirements for access: Partipation to 1 race per year minimum + 70% attendance at trainings + Boat with equipment for C-level races minimum

Costs and services details: membership - 250€/year + 100€/month for boat cradle spot (taxes not included)


Training season: September to March

Training frequency / Nb of days per year: 2 weekends per month

Coaches: Anna Corbella, Oriol Pujol, others

Programme dedicated for proto/production boats: Production boats & prototypes

Theoretical training: Yes


Boat storage facilities: Land-storage (cradle) included, in the water for 7€/day

Crane service: Private crane available to members

Equipment storage: container (1 to share)

Technical hall: Yes

Languages spoken: Spanish, Catalan

Location and contact details

Address: Moll de levant 1, 08039 Barcelona

Contact(s): Anne Corbella / Oriol Pujol
+34 935 57 97 00

e-mail :
Website Base Mini Barcelona FNOB