Sail away with Frederic
This passionate person of sea and sailing decided from a young age to dive into his passion. His ambition is to share it with you and entice you to sail on cruises from Bonifacio to visit the west of Corsica or the Lavezzi Islands. Meet Frederic, our professional skipper from Bonifacio!
What is your motto ?
The sea is magical
Your sailing style ?
I sail more often as skipper, so safety is my top priority.
How do you handle the life on board ?I explain, the crew participates in sailing manœuvres
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?I do not cook
How did you become skipper ?
I learned how to sail at the Glénans sailing school, which I have been attending since the age of 12. I have had the chance to meet experienced trainers who have been able to guide me effectively through my professional career. To complete my training, I attended various courses organised by the Royal Yachting Association, where I obtained Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence. When I'm not sailing with the trainees, I accompany and maintain sailboats as well as teaching sailing ashore._x000D_ Well, that's me!
As far as my area of navigation is concerned, even though I have sailed in many places such as Normandy, Brittany, Gulf of Biscay, Portugal, Spanish coasts, Croatia, Greece and the Caribbean, it's the south of Corsica where I like to hit the open sea.
What people say about you?
In general people tell me that it is a pleasure to sail with an experienced professional, who can pass on his passion while being nice, and who does not go to too much trouble!
Your best cruise memory
My best memories are those where I felt that my passion had been passed on to the crew.
In your opinion, what makes for a successful cruise ?
It is a cruise at the end of which everyone has found what they were looking for. Most often the main ingredient is good weather to sail peacefully. Dolphins and wonderful sailing performances are often an added bonus.
Your worst cruise memory ?
My worst memory during a cruise is when one of the crew had decided to take charge of refuelling and who had forgotten to bring the Nutella!
When you're not sailing...
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Reviews by our travellers6 Reviews -
The Skipper :Fred, un très grand merci pour nous avoir fait découvrir Corse et Sardaigne par la mer, de nous avoir fait participer aux manœuvres, d'avoir partagé ton expérience de la mer avec nous. Bref, d'avoir passé cette très bonne semaine avec nous. J'espère que nous aurons l'occasion de refaire cela. Bon vent
The Skipper :Très bon navigateur qui maitrise parfaitement son bateau, bonne connaissance de la région, sympa et bons conseils avec les enfants.
The Skipper :Fred était très sympa, bien à l'écoute, très pédagogue et discret à la fois. Je recommande son professionnalisme. A bientôt j'espère.
The Skipper :Skipper très disponible, très professionnel et très sympathique, vraiment à l'écoute de ses clients pour que tout se passe bien ! et tout s'est merveilleusement bien passé !
The Skipper :Frederic was very friendly – my 15-year old son is also a sailor and Frederic included him in sailing the boat, which was great. We would strongly recommend him to friends or anyone else.
The Skipper :Frédéric est un skipper humble et authentique.