The Friendship Route - a rally of sailing boats along the Brittany coast - starts on July 27

Yachtsmen sailing in the Friendship Route, which finishes at Sauzon in Brittany on August 4, are under orders to make passage in boats fitted both with engines and VHF.

The rally organised by the Wind and Sea Fair Association sets off from Audierne and is open to all types of traditional or modern yachts.

Those who wish to pay the 30 (pounds sterling) entry fee should contact The Friendship Route on fax 01664 565999 or e-mail