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

Timeline / Itinerary

14:00 - 14:30: La Vagabonde Launch - crane dropping boat into water
               (Harbor Master Building, La Grande Motte)
14:30 - 15:00: Riley & Elayna Opening Speech
               (Harbor Master Building, La Grande Motte)
15:00 - 18:00: Outremer Catarmaran Fleet Opening To Visit
               Meet & Greet Riley & Elayna
               Catering & Bar Opening
               (Harbor Master Building & Yacht Club Restaurant, La Grande Motte)
16:30 - 17:30: Riley & Elayna conference - Q&A
               (Harbor Master Building, La Grande Motte)
18:00 - 19:00: BREAK
19:00 - 19:30: Reception / Drink
               (Yacht Club Restraurant, La Grande Motte)
19:30 - 21:30: Dinner with Riley & Elayna (paid option)
               (Yacht Club Restaurant, La Grande Motte)
22:00 - 22:45: Elayna Show Case
               (Yacht Club Restaurant, La Grande Motte)
23:00 - 00:30  DJ Set

SUNDAY - MARCH 5, 2017

10:00 - 16:00: Day At Sea On An Outremer Yacht (paid option)
               Lunch On Board With Chef
               (La Grande Motte Bay)

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

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

  9. Hey guys,
    Thanks for organizing this cool event! We will lunch our own trimaran one week before and of course we like to attend to your Big Splash.
    We like that you organized a sailing trip on a catamaran for your guests. But as sailors we prefer to sail with our own boat 😉
    Is the disco at Saturday evening in the yacht club a private party or can we have a drink with you guys (without ticket)?
    Thanks again and cheers,
    Daniel and Nicole
    from Switzerland

  10. Hi Elayna,
    I will be coming from Marseille my hometown for the Big Splash Party. Looking forward to meet you both.
    In case you need help from a local (car, logistic, translation, etc), please do not hesitate to ask…

  11. 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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      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.

  12. Hi elayna,
    Did you adapt the formulas (entry fee) of the big splash event?
    As a patreon, I would love to attend the launch, the conference and meeting you, but I have some allergies which makes it in possible to attend lunch and dinner. Or at least not the event, but the food 🙂
    Could we attend the above without the food?

  13. 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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      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

  14. Hey Elayna!

    Hubby and I will definitely be over, just wondering about a menu for the dinner as we have some dietary restrictions?

    Jo & Al

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      Hi Jo-Ann,
      If you let us know your dietary restrictions, we will do our best to cater for you 🙂

  15. Hi Elayna and Riley,
    Just booked the dinner with you. Where and when is that event?
    Looking forward to meeting you both,

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      Hi Hans!
      More info has been updated on this page. Let us know if you still have any questions.
      🙂 See you soon!

  16. Hello Elayna

    We would love to make your big splash , could you let us know the times of the events during the day on Saturday please. Is there an itinerary ?

    Best wishes


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      Hi Julie,
      The Big Splash will start from 2pm in La Grande Motte. Full itinerary will be out shortly. Look forward to seeing you there!

  17. 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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      Hi Fredrick,
      Some more information has been added. We will also email this out shortly.
      Thanks and look forward to meeting you!

  18. Hi!

    I was wondering if there was a rough idea of when the event starts on Saturday – the Facebook event says at 14:00? Also, for the sail on Sunday – if it is just an hour or two or half a day, etc.? Helps with planning transportation to/from the airport 🙂

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      Hi Eliza,
      That’s right 2pm in La Grande Motte will be the start of the ‘Big Splash’.
      On Sunday the sail & lunch on an Outremer yacht will be from 10am – 4pm.
      We will be sending an email to ticket holders this weekend

  19. Elayna and Riley –

    I just booked my airfare, hotel, sail and dinner. I just had to do it…love your inspiration, courage and willingness to share your journey with all of us.

    I did get a receipt…if you have a moment to confirm I am registered that would be great! See you soon!!!


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      Thanks so much Tim! Ticket confirmed for Big Splash/Saturday dinner and lunch/sail on Sunday 🙂 See you soon!
      Full itinerary will be sent out shortly.

  20. Thank you Elayna.

    I have seen the itinerary now , we are so looking forward to it and bringing some friends along too and joining you for dinner 🙂

    Exciting !!!

    See you on Saturday .

  21. Hey guys, I know it’s a little bit last minute and you must be super busy but can we come to the opening speech and meet & greet even if we haven’t booked the 45$ diner?
    Cheers :))

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