The Association Hermione-La Fayette prepares itself once again for a 4 months journey : a new challenge for the Commanding Officer of the ship, Yann Cariou. In partnermanship with the International Organisation of La Francophonie (O.I.F) and as part of the youth program "Libres Ensemble" (Free Together), the frigate of freedom wishes to share its values : courage, its skills and knowledge.
The frigate Hermione, a human experience first and foremost
This time around, the adventure is placed under the label of liberty, acceptance and Francophonie. For this trip, the O.I.F has chosen 100 young people from different countries and some of them have been training in Rochefort to test out life on board and activities during stopovers.
These young seamen, strength of the vessel, will put forward the 5 values brought by the Hermione :
- Transfer of knowledge
Impatient to finally sail away, they have been learning to live together, to respect one and another and to be supportive of each other.
250 other seamen will also participate in this expedition to the Mediterranean Sea and some of them where already aboard the ship for its trip to the United States of America in 2015.
Discover below the preparation process for these young sailors :
2019, the replica of the Hermione sets sail for the Brittany and Normandy Coasts
As part of the partnership with the O.I.F, the journey of the Hermione will be called "Libres ensemble de l'Atlantique à la Méditerranée" (Free together, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean).
"Libres Ensemble" promotes and supports the free expression of young people and their creativity by affirming the values of solidarity, freedom and diversity in the face of the temptation of fear and withdrawal on ones self.
The frigate has planned to leave her home port of Rochefort April 4, 2019 for 12 stopovers for a navigation period of 3 months.
If you want to follow the frigate of freedom, schedule your 2019 agenda.
The stages of the course :
Departure from Rochefort on April 4 2019, to reach La Rochelle and to prepare its equipment from April 4 to 25.
- Sail to Cherbourg - Octeville, she will be there : Mai 4th to 8th 2019
- Dieppe : Mai 10 to 13, 2019
- Ouistreham : Mai 14 to 17 April , 2019
- St Nazaire From 23 to 25 Mai and Nantes : Mai 25 to 27, 2019 for "Débord de Loire"
- Brest only for one day : June the first 2019
- Rives-en -Seine : June 5 to 6 2019
- Rouen for the "Armada" from 7 to 16th June the frigate is one of the guest of honor for the finest and largest sailing ships.
In fact, the "Armada" is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Do you know which vessels will be there for the Armada ? See the website : HERE
Discover the replica of the Hermione in Rochefort, its home port
The Hermione remains in Rochefort in 2019, after the 6 july and you can visit it every day at the heart of the Naval Dockyard of Rochefort.
Book Friday, July 5, 2019 to see the return of the frigate Hermione: the opportunity to applaud this beautiful French project of 34 flags ...and on Saturday 6 July go to the big picnic along the Corderie Royale.