The David Reason phenomenon

The February edition of the British magazine Seahorse has just been published, with my article on the architect David Raison, author of a spectacular double at the end of 2019 on the ocean racing front. While proto 650 No. 865, the name of baptism Maximum, won the Minitransat for the second consecutive edition, the first […]

From La Rochelle to Roche Bernard in RM 890

The Fora Marine shipyard had called on me in the spring to ferry from Portsmouth this RM 890 expected in La Rochelle for a SAV operation. Once the repairs were done, the English owner, eager to spend his summer holidays in South Brittany, asked me to take it back to La Roche Bernard. This short […]

Coaching in Marseille

A couple of customers, eager to access the autonomy in coastal cruising, ordered me two days of boat tuition aboard a Sunfast 32i chartered in Marseille. Mixing practical and theory, the week-end was an intense one. Technical checkings and safety briefing, harbour manoeuvres in different situations and with different wind directions, anchorages, sails manoeuvres and […]

Cowes-Cherbourg en Mills 37

East or West? Downwind, or wind of the direct road? For Cowes-Cherbourg, the last race of the OCRN season (the very British Royal Ocean Racing Club), I found my Russian customers of the Morgan Cup on board their proto Mills 37 Thunder II. In the tide of whitewater, and with moderate to low winds, the […]