Roots in Brittany
The name « Avel & Men » - the wind and the stone in the Breton language – is a wink from the founders, Agnès and Xavier Broise, to their roots in Finistère, Brittany.
The wind ? the subtle fluid which sailing men strive to analyse and tame, ever adjusting the sail trimmers to achieve that perfection.
the rock ? it faces the elements with timeless virility, like a crew sailing the “Chenal du Four” upwind into the breeze.
The picture at right illustrates a Delph 32 boat passing the “Four” lighthouse during the “Tour du Finistère à la voile” regatta.