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 […]

From La Rochelle to the Canary Islands with a Lucia 40

Ten days is the time that we have had to go down from La Rochelle to Lanzarote (Canary Islands) aboard this catamaran Lucia 40 from Fountaine-Pajot, flying the Canadian pavilion. This was the first stage of a transatlantic passage that should lead us to Saint Lucia (lesser Antilles) next December. By then the boat should […]

Back to Cowes

I have been carrying out a consultancy mission to accompany a client in the acquisition of his future cruiser-racer.  This is how the day after the Morgan Cup I was in Cowes to visit a Elan 350. In this small town I have accumulated so many memories, since my first stopover with the family boat until […]

From Fréjus to Bastia in UFO 36

There is no small conveyance, there are only small crossings. 140,000 from Fréjus to Bastia, a night under the stars and just over 24 hours of sailing, it is certainly not the sea to drink. This will nonetheless be an excellent memory, that of having accompanied a charming owner, dubbed by a humanist. And the […]