2024 meetings

This year, we are organizing two Pogo meetings:


Channel, Barneville-Carteret, June 15-16, 2024


Atlantic, Douarnenez, September 7-8, 2024


In the Mediterranean, we’re studying the idea of a meeting in Antibes, but we haven’t yet been able to come to a conclusion.

We will also be helping to organise a meeting in Lymington, England:

https://www.assopogo.net/en/international-pogo-event-2024-lymington-yacht-haven-uk-19-21-july/

The AIP office

Barneville-Carteret POGO Gathering – 2024

On Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16, 2024, AIP and the YCBC (Yacht Club de Barneville-Carteret) are organizing the 3rd gathering in the Channel Islands.

Eligibility and registration

The courses are open to all boats in the POGO, AIP 2024 and YCBC classes (for Carteret-based boats).

Entries can only be made on the AIP website.

Number of boats already registered : 5

To enable us to organize this event, it is advisable to register before May 31, 2024 .

Berths

Carteret: the organizing committee will negotiate a preferential rate with the harbor master’s office for boats wishing to park a few days before or after the event.

Guernesey (or Jersey): each boat must pay for its berth

Registration fees

To take part in the Gathering, the skipper/owner of the boat must be up to date with his 2024 A.I.P. membership fee (15€).

The registration fee for the Gathering is 20€ per boat for all series and whatever the number of crew members, who are invited to the Gathering and will only pay for their meal.
Please register online before May 31:

Crew exchange

To ensure that all members of the Association can participate, even those who for one reason or another are unable to bring their own boat, the Organizing Committee will do its utmost to get them on board the participating boats. We would also like to welcome YCBC members on our boats whenever possible. In the near future, we’ll be setting up an announcement to manage registrations.


Program

Friday, June 14, 2024

Afternoon welcome
Briefing and lunch at YCBC

Saturday June 15th 2024

Departure Guernsey (or Jersey) approx. 35 Nm (or 25 Nm)

Aperitif dinner on the pontoon

Sunday June 16, 2024

Return to Carteret

Prize-giving ceremony

La Sénane 2024

The Association “Voiles en Cap Sizun” proposes a regatta on 29 June 2023, around the island of Sein. There will be a ranking and even a special Pogo trophy!

Read more

EFT 2024 motor training

We offer motor training organized by EFT. The one held in Nantes in 2023 was very popular. This year, EFT is moving to Lorient La Base.

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Start of the Cap Martinique 2024

Competitors in the Cap Martinique race set off from La Trinité on Sunday April 14.

Among them were three Pogo 30s:

Pascal Coret / CDC Développement Solidaire


Gwendal De La Rivière and Ivan Lecat / Le Rocher


Guillaume Pinta and Pierre Grippon / Fun Aura France


See you soon in Martinique!

The AIP office

International Pogo Event 2024, Lymington Yacht Haven, UK, 19-21 July.

A friendly gathering of Pogos will take place in the Solent, UK, on the weekend of Friday 19 July through Sunday 21 July, 2024. Primarily driven by a few owners who’re keen to have a get together, a friendly day race, and an evening telling tall stories. The event is supported by the AIP – but for logistical reasons (event occurs in UK) it is managed outside the framework of the AIP.

A modest flotilla of Pogos (7 confirmed, 5 possible) from Brittany, UK South Coast, the Channel Islands, Belgium, and even Finland plan to arrive in the Solent on Friday the 19th July.

 

Upon arrival on the 19th, following the immigration formalities, there will be a welcome Apero hosted in a private garden next to the marina.
On Saturday 20th we will have a friendly “rally event”, followed by a prize giving and meal in the Lymington Town Yacht Club premises. We have a race officer organised and an estimate of costs as below:

  • Rally registration fee to cover race officer and associated logistics: £35 (€41).
  • Mooring fees (£5.25/m), so about £50 per night
  • Dinner: 2 course meal for £32 per person

On Sunday 21st, boats will depart to resume their own Summer cruising plans.

We’d love any Pogo to join, the idea is to be international and inclusive, so if you’re in the area or are planning your Summer cruising, please consider joining us 🙂

If you’re interested please contact us at your earliest convenience, let me know your boat, where you’ll be coming from, and how many crew you will be (so we can update the dinner venue).

We’d love to make this into an annual gathering, hosted each year in a different harbour/country.

Gratuitous picture of Firefly getting ready to beat everyone 😉 © Cavok II

 

 

An AIP cap in our store

A cap in the AIP colours is available in our shop. Thanks to Henri for taking care of this product. There are 50 available, so order quickly!

The AIP office

2024 Performance Settings

We are once again offering this training course, led by Benoit Hantzperg.
Members who registered last year for the cancelled session are of course given priority for this new edition.

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Cornouaille Club Trophy

Ronde Sénane

Cornouaille’s clubs are offering a program of 2024 regattas. The Sénane, in which we have participated for several years, is one of them.

President’s greetings

Dear friends,

At the start of this new year, the AIP board wishes you a superb new year of sailing. We have some magnificent boats: let’s make the most of them!

The new Board, appointed at the close of the Annual General Meeting in November, is already hard at work. We are delighted to welcome five new members to the Board this year: Aurélia Stephan, who will be in charge of our secretariat this year, Dominique Le Guillou, Michel Boer, Christophe Jacqueline and Randall Watson. Agnès Gach and our Italian friend Giuseppe Denti now complete the team of the ever-faithful Claude Nos, Emmanuel Liron and Xavier Rouault. We’re slowly going international, but we haven’t yet reached the parity we’d like to see… Where are our valiant female skippers?

At the beginning of February, we’ll be announcing the dates of our three Pogo gatherings, one of which will bring together Italians and French, our winter training courses ashore, the dates of regattas where Pogo skippers will be able to participate, the date of our spring cruise, which this year will be heading for Norway, and of course our AIP 2024 good plans!

But our team wouldn’t be complete without the participation of the other AIP members, that’s to say you… So I invite you to show your solidarity by renewing your 2024 membership on our website, promoting our activities and letting us know what you’d like to see by simply answering a questionnaire that Michel will be proposing to you at the start of the year.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Xavier Poncet