Leave the mast at home and cruise on the canalised section of the River Seine from above Rouen hopefully to Paris.
No dates yet decided, although sometime between 11th & 20th June would suit some owners.
Ferry crossing of the channel . Caen, Le Havre or Dieppe probably the nearest ports. We have considered launching at Le Havre and boating upstream, but it’s a voyage of 110 km to Rouen on a boring bit of river with nowhere to stop on the way and has to be done on the incoming tide and in daylight. The return is even more problematic with tide. All difficult to plan date-wise and very expensive in terms of fuel.
Therefore we propose to launch at Muids, 60km on the river above Rouen and 184km from Paris. This site has yet to be checked for suitability, but appears to be satisfactory. Speed limit on this section is 20km/hr and whist we might not cruise at this speed it should be possible to reach Paris in 2-3 days (there appear to be only 3 big locks to negotiate on the way). A day or two in Gay Paree should be enjoyable before the return to Muids, all depending on time available.
Bill & Jean