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 […]

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 […]