Sail away with Hervé

Hervé

Languages spoken

ALL / EN / FR

Diploma

Capitaine 200 Voile, Brevet d'état

Sailing zone

Atlantic
Mediterranean
Who is Hervé ?

Go with Hervé on a 16.5m racing sailboat that combines speed and comfort in total safety.
Cruise around the Caribbean in the winter, or Corsica in the summer where you can make your dreams embarking on a trans-Atlantic return trip come true, all supervised by a professional skipper who has more than 30 years of experience.

What is your motto ?

Embark with Hervé and you will love the sea

Your sailing style ?

Over 30 years of coastal and transatlantic sailing, I have dedicated myself to enjoying sailing by offering a thorough and informative education, adapted to everyone, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Taking part, opening your mind and learning while enjoying the stopovers and holidays to relax and be amazed by such beautifully preserved spots.

How do you handle the life on board ?

I explain, the crew participates if they want to

How does shopping work?

I can stock up on supplies before departure, or the crew can do it, it is up to them.

How does cooking work?

Everybody helps cooks

How did you become skipper ?

I took my first steps in the world of sailing at Club Nautique in Antibes aged 8 on an Optimist by quickly becoming part of the competition teams in the Olympic pre-selection stages in 4.70
I never stopped learning after this revelation and bought my first monohull sailboat at the age of 18.
I obtained the Sailing State Certificate and Merchant Marine Captain exam to then be able to open my own cruising school by teaching on my sailboat, a Sunshine 36 in 1986 at only 20 years old.
In 2002 I built a sailboat Alu pen 55 to participate in the Route du Rhum.
I finished in 4th place, won the distance record over 24 hours and also took part in the Tour of Corsica with Florence Artaud as a teammate in 2003, finishing second with a small lap record ...
It is a 16.5-meter all-aluminium monohull with 3 cabins, a large wardroom and a remarkably spacious cockpit that offers nice feelings of speed and light in a warm and comfortable setting.
Since then, I have constantly varied the destinations and shared with many teammates my passion and the joy of discovering privileged and unique anchorages combined with the satisfaction of driving a racing boat with a unique story, comfortable and incomparable performance and of course always ensuring a friendly atmosphere.

What people say about you?

"" A very beautiful experience on an exceptional boat with a skipper knows his boats like the back of his hand, he knows how to take care of his boat and his crew. He's the perfect captain ".
"" Hervé is super friendly and a maestro aboard his boat which is unique, a casual atmosphere for the moments of anchorage in the most appropriate spots. ""
"" Excellent at explaining things, professional, always smiling, kind educator, exceptional cook, pays careful attention to the desires of the crew ... ""

Your best cruise memory

Here they are:
Arriving at the Route du Rhum in Pointe à Pitre.
The smell of land when approaching it.
The Volcano of Fogo waking up after being dormant for 20 years on the day we arrived on this island of Cape Verde.
Feeling that the crew members are enjoying as much as I am and things fall into place.
Surfing at 20 knots on the Atlantic waves.
The always surprising escort of dolphins and whales

In your opinion, what makes for a successful cruise ?

When everyone is satisfied and at ease, seeing the team members catch the sailing bug...

When you're not sailing...

Hervé ensures the smooth running of the internship with training that is both thorough and informative in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Reviews by our travellers

7 Reviews - (5/5)
(5/5)

The Skipper :Un grand marin, un fin pédagogue et un vrai professionnel. Avec en plus, de l'humour et du sourire mais également de la rigueur.

(4/5)

The Skipper :J'avais choisi cette croisière pour deux raisons: 1) le voilier en alu construit pour la route du Rhum me faisait penser que celui-ci était très rapide sur l'eau et que ses dimensions permettaient à l'équipage d'être à son aise. 2) L'expérience d'Hervé notre skipper me rassurait Tout cela s'est avéré exact. Le voilier répond dès que la brise se lève. Hervé est très calme, sait faire passer son savoir et j'ai toujours en tête son rire si significatif. Bonne semaine, à renouveler.

(5/5)

The Skipper :Hervé et Angela ont su s'adapter aux contraintes de notre famille nombreuse avec gentillesse, intelligence, délicatesse et talents culinaires ! Nous leur sommes très reconnaissants de ces moments que nous avons pu vivre grâce à eux et qui ont permis de marquer de façon spécifique notre anniversaire de 20 ans mariage. Toute la famille gardera un souvenir magnifique de cette belle expérience que nous souhaiterions renouveler !

(5/5)

The Skipper :Merci Hervé et Angela pour m'avoir donné autant d'étoiles dans les yeux et merci pour les kilos !! ... moi qui pensais faire une semaine régime 😂

(5/5)

The Skipper :Hervé est plus qu'un skipper, c'est un personnage convivial, sensible et d'une très grande compétence qui nous a permis de connaitre de nombreuses situations en toute sécurité et de découvrir les facettes de la navigation sur son voilier de grande qualité. je conseille fortement à ceux et celles qui voudraient faire cette virée en mer de s'en remettre à Hervé. Un grand merci à lui que j'aurai un grand plaisir à revoir.

(5/5)

The Skipper :Hervé est un être généreux qui sait partager sa passion avec patience et beaucoup de calme. Une ambiance de sérénité absolue se dégage au fur et à mesure des jours passés ensemble et les enfants en ressortent grandis au-delà de la passion de la voile reçue. Encore un grand merci au Boss du voilier et de sa générosité. Une sublime semaine passée en famille et une très belle rencontre avec Hervé.

(5/5)

The Skipper :Hervé est toujours a l écoute. Il fait participer tout le monde en fonction des demandes et des niveau. Une belle expérience de navigation sur un batiment performant pour ceux qui ne restent pas scotchés sous l horloge du carré.

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