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Set sail in the heart of coastal Normandy, from one of the 7 departmental ports

Context and issues

Ports du Calvados is a joint venture between the Département du Calvados, the Banque des Territoires, the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Caen Normandie, the Copéport cooperative and economic operators.

Since January 1, 2023, the management and operation of Calvados' 7 departmental ports have been entrusted to the Société d'Economie Mixte à OPération Unique (SEMOP) "PORTS DU CALVADOS", a structure reflecting the Calvados department's desire to boost the development of its ports, harmonize the quality and maintenance of their infrastructures and enhance their attractiveness.

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127 km Distance from the Calvados coastline
400 000 Number of people living near the coast
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This omnipresence of the marine environment makes the SNSM a key local player.

The crew is watching over you and is ready to come to your aid if necessary (tel. no. 196).

The recommendations of the Sauveteurs en Mer (lifeguards at sea) for taking to the open sea:

Check the weather forecast in advance, carry a liferaft and updated lifejackets, attach a horseshoe buoy to the aft balcony, carry a pair of gloves to avoid burning yourself if hand-held lights go off, stow a boat hook in the companionway, carry an anchor and switch on VHF channel 16.

The ultimate tip is to pack a waterproof rucksack with the following equipment: charged waterproof flashlight and portable VHF, knife, 3 distress flares, fluorescein, survival cakes and TPS (survival suit).

For offshore sailing, we strongly recommend the World Sailing course.

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