Sail away with Tom
Go on a one-day training course with Tom, a professional skipper, who left his native Ireland for Brittany!
What is your motto ?
Live slow, sail fast!
Your sailing style ?
Active, sporty and fast. I try to work on the sensations and manoeuvres on board. For me these two points are the most interesting things to do on this boat.
How do you handle the life on board ?I explain, the crew participates in sailing manœuvres
How does shopping work?I do not take care of supplies. The clients bring what is necessary or buy it
How does cooking work?I do not cook
How did you become skipper ?
I started to learn how to sail from a very young age in Ireland. I then worked as an instructor and head of the Glénans sailing school (Ireland, France, the Caribbean), before becoming self-employed. Currently a skipper in a 6.50 for the Mini Transat 2017.
What people say about you?
To this day I have only had good feedback.
Your best cruise memory
When I saw a whale jump in front of my eyes 10 metres from the boat in the middle of the Atlantic
In your opinion, what makes for a successful cruise ?
When trainees ask me with a big smile on their faces: "When are we going to the that again?"
Your worst cruise memory ?
Seaweed and waste floating everywhere, we have become aware of what is at stake ecologically
When you're not sailing...
With there not being a lot of space on a 6.50 I try to keep a low profile so that the trainee feels totally autonomous and gets a real taste of what life on an offshore speed boat.
Reviews by our travellers2 Reviews -
The Skipper :Julien est très professionnel un vrai Skipper il a pleinement répondu à mes attentes. Très agréable et sécurisant.
The Skipper :Francois est top ! Hyper compétent, pédagogue et disponible. La personne parfaite pour découvrir un bateau et/ou se perfectionner.