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I have been carrying out a consultancy mission to accompany a client in the acquisition of his future mount. Reflection on the expectations and the navigation program, establishment of a specification, choice of a sailboat size consistent with the goals sought, selection of the market models corresponding to the target. and “Pre-inspection” of used boats […]

2nd in IRC2 at the Morgan Cup

Thunder II is a proto 37 feet (11.43 m) on plan Mills Design, an Irish firm renowned in the Anglo-Saxon world of the habitable race. With its moderate width, its very balanced hull of rather classic inspiration, its long, retractable end, its diameter wheel bar and “This impression by looking at the back lines that […]

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 […]

From Nieuwpoort to La Rochelle en Elan 350

“Twice the road, three times the time, four times the growl,” says one when one has to inflict a navigation against the wind. Intellectual honesty compels the saying that the saying is not young, and that it refers back to a time when sailing ships were winding up like hooves. Today’s boats are frankly more […]

From Madeira to La Rochelle in JPK 1010

1100 miles on paper, 1400 on water. Five days of forced waiting in Madeira, three depressions, five packs of pasta, ten litres of diesel fuel, 15 hours under storm jib. Gust max 46 knots, max speed 16.6 knots. This journey to La Rochelle did not exactly induced melancholy. I was delighted to sail again on […]

Yachtmaster Ocean Certification

My certification goes up a notch, with the “Yachtmaster Ocean” patent that has just been issued to me by the Royal yachting Association. According to the very terms of the RYA, approved by the MCA (the British Coastguards) for the issuance of the command patents of ships under 200 GT (about less than 24 m), […]