Your international sailing school in Le Lavandou

35 years ago, Eric Roi created this sailing school on one of the best spots of the French Riviera. Our school is affiliated to the French Sailing Federation (FFV). Our passionated and graduated sailing instructors speak French and English but our teaching method perfectly fits any other language or nationalities. 

Our International Sailing Club in Cavalière, in Le Lavandou, offers daily and weekly group or individual lessons but also rentals. We favor practice over theory, we are in constant search for efficiency, performance and of course security but the most important thing to us is to share the pleasure and enjoyment of sailing and being on the water.

Come on, dive in the beautiful blue waters of Cavalière and come sail with us!!


    Those are the very first steps on a boat. The kids are all together on the same boat with the sailing instructor. Being under his surveillance and reach at all times (and of course equipped with a life-jacket), kids do not need to know how to swim to participate to this course.

    We teach them how to steer, understand sailing terms and move on a boat with ease and security. The adventure starts as young as 5 year old.

    5 to 7 years old.
    Weekly and daily lessons


    The mythical and famous optimist dinghy is a sailing classical. Our teaching is very progressive with the objective to have children being able to steer their own boat, by themselves and under the thorough surveillance of their instructor by the middle of the week. We teach them how to turn, maintain and decide on their direction in security and with confidence.



    7 to 9 years old.
    Weekly and daily lessons



    A sensational and fast boat as well as very easy to use. The Hobie Wave is ideal to start catamaran.

    Unlike on the optimist, kids are not alone in their boat, they are 2 to 4 per boat depending on the weather conditions.

    At the same time as they learn how to sail, they enjoy being on the water and make friends.

    8 years old onwards.

    Weekly and daily lessons - Rentals

  • Catamaran

     Hobie Cat 15

    Your training goes further on the Hobie 15, a faster and more technical catamaran. Learning how to use the trapeze (like on the photo above), technical terms, tacks and jibes without losing speed... And of course, the pleasure of speed riding.


    14 years old onwards.
    Weekly and daily lessons - Rentals

  • Windsurfing

    Warm waters, an easy spot, fun moments and equipment fitting all levels.

    What are you waiting for to jump on the board and in the water?




    8 years old onwards.

    Weekly and daily lessons - Rentals

  • catamaran

    raid 22

    Created by Eric Roi, this revolutionary catamaran, is a hybrid between speed and quiet cruising.

    The Raid 22 is the perfect combination of technic (learning how to use a spinnaker for example), speed with comfort and security (anti-capsizing system).

    Only with skipper.
    Weekly and daily lessons - Island Hopping

  • kayaks

    What best and easiest as kayaks to enjoy surrounding bays and beaches.

    You can go alone, with your friends or family and in an organized group on our single and double kayaks.

    Rentals - Organized Groups

  • pedalo

    The perfect boat for a relaxing and easy moment on the water with your friends and family.







  • stand-up paddle

    Looking for performance and speed or just a nice sunset ride?

    Stand-Up Paddle Boarding is the ideal beginning support to surfing sensations.



    Rentals - Organized Groups

Our sailing instructors team


Founder with his wife Marie of the sailing school of Cavalière, founder of the Trophée Virginio Bruni-Tedeschi regatta, creator of the Raid 22 catamaran and about 50 years experience in sailing.

Eric is the boss of the sailing school and the initiator of trainings based on practice and the pleasure of sailing.

Special Skills: Everything!! He's the boss...


Graduated in Business School, ex marketing manager in New York, after a tour of the Atlantic Ocean with friends, Ben decides to come back to his first passions and to develop the family business.

If you'll probably see him more often with his computer or at the helm of the restaurant, his favorite moments are those spent on the water with you.

Special Skills: Windsurfing, Catamaran, Optimist and... Mojitos.


Graduated  from a Marine Biology diploma, Viktor has been teaching sailing for 7 years on the Mediterranean. He has been competing in the French Championship for many years in sports catamaran and dinghy. Always smiling and in a good mood, you will like his calmness and his teaching methods.

Special Skills: Moussaillon, Optimist, Catamaran.


4th year student in medical studies, passionated with sailing since the age of 6 in his native Brittany. Corentin is calm, patient and will make you feel that the worst hurricane was just a nice summer breeze.

It will be his 2nd season at La Voile de Cavalière

Special Skills: Moussaillon, Optimist, Catamaran.


Freshly graduated from one of the highest sailing diploma, Vladim is a real passionate of windsurfing and all watersports activities. Born and raised in Guadeloupe by the water, you will like his cool and relaxed attitude for great moments on the water. 

Special Skills: Optimist, Catamaran, Windsurfing.


Graduated with a Marketing Licence, Albane has been teaching sailing in the rough seas of Normandy for the past 3 years. She now comes South to enjoy the warm waters and famous Mistral wind of Cavalière. Kids and adults love her for her kindness and constant good mood. 

Special Skills: Moussaillon, Optimist, Catamaran.

Booking: +334 94 05 86 78 / +337 66 00 24 87



Tel.: +334 94 05 86 78

Eric: +336 09 58 40 90

Ben: +337 66 00 24 87


Avenue du Cap Nègre, Plage de Cavalière, 83980 Le Lavandou


Votre Logement à Cavalière

Studio Cabine 23m2 / Terrasse / Piscine / 4 Couchages

Magnifique studio cabine à louer toute l'année à la semaine.

Cet appartement cosy et spacieux est idéal pour des vacances entre amis ou en famille. Son agencement en studio cabine vous permet d'avoir une réelle intimité entre le salon et son grand canapé-lit et la cabine avec ses lits super-posés. L'appartement est tout confort et entièrement équipé (lave-linge, lave-vaisselle, clim, WiFi, écran plat, etc)

L'accès à la piscine de la résidence des Terrasses de Cavalière et à la plage de Cavalière à 2 minutes à pieds finiront de vous séduire. Réservations: 07 66 00 24 87.