‘Big Splash’ [March 4, 2017] Tickets Available Now

Recommended Accommodation

Make sure you mention you are a “Guest of Sailing La Vagabonde”

Mercure Port La Grande Motte (click here for map)

click here to book

In the « destination » field,  enter the code Hotel  «  1230 » or « Mercure Grande Motte »

Select your days and then the <<preferred code>> code is “VAGAB”

Contact details:

140 rue du Port


Tel : (+33)4/67569081 – Fax : (+33)4/67569229

click here to book @ Novotel La Grande Motte Golf (click here for map)

Big Splash here (click here for map)



* How to get from Montpellier to La Grande Motte :

There is a bus which starts to “Place de France” in Odysseum from “La Grande Motte”. You can see the schedule attached: Horaires (Horaires is french for ‘Schedule’).

Also there are different taxi’s company :

– Taxi Bleu du Midi : 04 67 03 2000

– Taxi radio du Midi : 04 67 100 000

– Taxi Aéroport Montpellier : 04 30 96 60 60

* Options for getting to and from your hotel :

– To walk : there are 2.9 kms from Novotel and Yacht club and 8 minutes from Mercure to yacht club

– You can call a taxi :

Allo taxi la Grande Motte : +33 (0)4 67 56 75 54 / +33 (0)6 74 28 94 30

* Parking availability near marina

There is parking at the yacht club and for the launching there is a free parking.

* Availability at the marina for boats?

We think there are some availability at the marina for boats but you must call the captaincy at : +33 467 56 50 06

With the canal VHF : 19.

The price depends to the size of the boat.

* Is Uber legal in France?

Uber is legal in France but there isn’t Uber in Montpellier and in the region of Montpellier.

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      Elayna Carausu

      Aéroport Montpellier Méditerranée (MPL)
      When we did it last year, we got a fast train from Paris to Montpellier.

  1. Mario and Claris

    Dear Riles and El,
    We are a little confused for the booking page for the “Big Event”
    On the page there is listed

    [March 4, 2017] SATURDAY
    SATURDAY: Big Splash, Conference, Lunch, Sail 10:30 – 12:30, Dinner with Riley & Elayna
    6.00 fee

    SATURDAY: Big Splash, Conference, Lunch, Sail 14:30 – 16:30, Dinner with Riley & Elayna
    6.00 fee

    Saturday: Big Splash Only (free)
    For those who just want to see the boat launch in the marina

    What time is the actual Launch of your new vessel?

    Also is this only for the morning and not for the day? As well you have Lunch and dinner listed in both morning and afternoon, does this mean that the purchase of either morning or afternoon conference attendance that we are invited for both, lunch and dinner? What time would dinner be served? Lunch time seems to be at 12:30 to 14:30 or so we imagine.
    Also we are confused as to the two hours for all (Slash, Conference and sail in the two hours listed for both morning and afternoon)
    Please know that for the cost we just wish to know what we will be doing or not doing and when.
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to see your new vessel and yourselves, we wish for you the very best and hope we can attend.
    Most Sincerely
    Mario and Claris from Lake Como Italy

    1. Claris and Mario

      Dear La Vagabonde
      We have booked our hotel and wonder if tickets can be purchased at the event?
      If not, is was confusing as to weather these tickets are for the entire day and all events or if multiple tickets have to be purchased.

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        Elayna Carausu

        Hi Mario & Claris,
        The main reason for selling tickets is that we didn’t know if there would be 10 or 10,000 people and we needed to book venues and have some idea for budget etc. We have received feedback that the pricing is out of some peoples price range so we are reviewing it to see how we can be more inclusive of others who have already organised the journey. More information shortly.

        1. Mario and Claris Cantoni

          Elayna, we went to book the dinner and there was no payment page, we booked and do we pay at the event!? Also we have wines for you. Happy Trails!

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  2. Balbina

    Yay!!!! Booked!! A bit sad that since our flights are on Sunday @15:00 it was going to be a bit hectic to have the sail on that day, but we get to see you on the Saturday!! sooooo excited!

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      Elayna Carausu

      Hey there Balbina! The sail will be on a large catamaran. We have two available, one which will hold 45 people, another will hold 95 people.

  3. Philine

    Hey guys, is there anything planned apart from the things we can buy tickets for? Because I’d love to come and party with you, but am not rich enough to pay for flight, accomodation AND all the cool stuff you offer ; ) Cheers

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      Elayna Carausu

      Hi Philine,
      It might be something we review. Organising an event in a country that speaks french has been pretty tough. We’re hoping we can learn from this event and have something more affordable in the future.

  4. Balbina

    Awwwww, thank you for the answer Elayna. Could we please get in the 45 people one. When I booked on my phone I did not realise it was one of those Cats , for some reason I assumed it was on your new boat, and since our flight back to the UK is at 15:00 on the Sunday I thought it was going to be difficult to get in the “Intimate Sail” without it being a bit short of time.

  5. Coral

    This is really exciting! My husband Tom wants to know if there is a disco (so sorry 😐 showing his age!) Saturday night! Looking forward to seeing you both.. Coral xx

  6. Gaston and Bonita

    Hello guys just had two ?s.. are you guys going to be on the sail trips for the 4th and 5th with everyone? And on the 5th it says 10 people.. does that mean only the first 10 will get to join with you guys or they have different trips out for ten people each time? Sorry just wanted to get that clearified. Thanks so much..

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      Elayna Carausu

      Hi Gaston & Bonita,
      The sail opportunities on Saturday the 4th will be on a 45 persons or 95 persons yacht that will sail along side our new yacht. On the Sunday, the 5th, it will be one of a fleet of Outremer catamarans, each with a maximum persons of 10 passengers. Neither will be on our yacht but very nearby. Hope this clears it up.

  7. Gaston and Bonita

    Thank you very much , yes it does I appreciate it, i got the Hotel already booked from the 2nd to the 6th and waiting for next week to book the two even for both of us with you guys, its a surprise BDay for my wife.. We are going there from Tampa Fl so its a big trip for us to take but its worth it to suprise her. 🙂 Can’t wait to meet you guys she is one of your biggest followers 🙂 Thanks again you guys.. 🙂

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  8. Monét

    Hey Elayna and Riley!
    I am so exited that the tickets are finally out! I’ve been checking my emails every day for the last two weeks! Is the conference like a meet and greet? Because my boyfriend and I watch every one of your videos, and I would love to meet you and give you a big hug😂 We love how wacky you both are!! Can’t wait💕

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      Elayna Carausu

      Hi Monet,
      Yes, you will have plenty of opportunities to say hello 🙂 We’re not Beyonce and JZ just yet 😉 haha

  9. Jimmy

    Hey guys, I just want to say that I took the decision not to go. I planned it for a long time, took time off from work, booked the hotel but now when I calculate all the costs together with travel and accommodation and the 350 euros extra its getting close to 1000 euros for me and thats too much for me considering I´m also trying to save up so I can take my family to Greece first week in June. I would not want to go there and and miss out on all the cool events. Economical limitations are frustrating. Sorry that I can´t be there. I wish you all the best for you´re big splash!


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      Elayna Carausu

      Thanks Jimmy, we understand. We have since changed our ticketing system to adjust the ticket sales for dinner only @ 45€. We thought this might be a little easier for everyone to budget. We will be in Greece in June, July, August so we might run into you there.

  10. Dominic Anschutz

    Hi guys, just booked the 45 Euro dinner option but have not received and confirmation emails or payment options?
    Flights hotels etc all booked.
    Do we get a confirmation email?
    My email used does not match my patron email, not sure if that makes a difference.

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      Elayna Carausu

      Hi Dominic,
      I have not found you on our list. The system will not let you book a ticket without entering in your payment information via PayPal. Once you have completed the process, it will provide you a confirmation screen and you should receive a confirmation email from: Sailing La Vagabonde

      SLV team

  11. Frederic

    Do you guys have an agenda ready for the event? We’ll be out in the bay sailing most of Saturday but would love to join for dinner or even better, the splash event. Some times would help us plan that 🙂


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