Lateen sails - the catalane boats

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The lateen sail is the traditional rigging of the Mediterranean, which is found on the "Catalanes" boat. This traditional boat was used for fishing sardines and anchovies, until the beginning of the XXth century.

With a length generally not exceeding 10 metres, the "Catalanes" use a large sail the surface of which can reach 90 m². The deck of this boat is bent to evacuate water quickly. The back is sharp. These features allow it to cope with light breezes but also strong winds as the tramontana of the Mediterranean.

In Sète the association " Voile latine de Sète et du Bassin de Thau " occupies on the old harbour the last traditional naval construction and repair site, where it provides a remarkable work on these boats.

GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.41323
Longitude : 3.68729
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Voile latine de Sete et du Bassin de Thau
24, rue des chantiers
la Plagette
34200
SETE
Phone : +33 4 67 74 32 60
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