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Typical Day

  • la plage d'hirelYou are: 
  • A private individual;

  • A group of friends;

  • A works council;

  • A school group;

and you are looking to discover the activity of sand yachting : The AVEL sand yachting center is there for you.

The activity is proposed from 10 am to 8 pm, Monday to Sunday, upon reservation.

The sailing hours are not influenced by the tide, thus, the team of AVEL guides you on niches with a high probability of wind (1pm to 7pm).


A welcome meeting place is set up on the shore ok HIREL near the car park. The structure is located on the residential side, and will be at your disposal.

The activity will be carried out after reservation by Internet or by telephone (between 10am and noon), or on the spot according to availabilities.

The session takes place in two stages:

  • The briefing: How to handle a sand yacht: propulsion / direction, how to stop, safety rules, driving facing the wind, driving back to the wind.
  • The practice on a marked course, with flags to understand the departure and the stop, as well as all the rules of circulation. You will learn the different maneuvers allowing to start from a point and to return to this point, and how to maintain your speed.


The course will be materialized by studs and flags, facilitating the driving of the sand yacht. A stop zone will be materialized to avoid any risk during the traffic.

The content of the sessions will always be adapted to the public, so as to provide quick sensations of driving, a source of pleasure and to transmit the main principles of the activity.


To ensure an ideal security, it is necessary to be located near the walkers present on the shore. In consequences, the position of the reception on the car park allows an optimal communication, leading to a compromise between pedestrians and our activity. Indeed, the activity takes place on a public site, priority remains for pedestrians.
For that purpose, the routes must be arranged so that the user of the shore can cohabit with us. The course will be highlighted by the use of tags.