Sail away with Thierry
Embark with Thierry, heading towards the Isle of Alderney!
What is your motto ?
One hand on the boat, the other for oneself, in order to sail safely
Your sailing style ?
When navigating, I try to involve all the participants. I easily entrust the helm, even to those who do not believe themselves capable and who do not manifest themselves for fear of not being up to the task or mastering it. Nevertheless, I never force anyone. My goal is to give everyone confidence, so that the cruise is pleasure for everybody. I try to be attentive to everything, while remaining in charge on board.
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 sailed with my father from a very young age. Then I met Michel Malinovsky and I became his teammate. The sea has always attracted me, so much so that I want to sail all the world. After a racing experience, I decided to settle in the Caribbean to become a skipper where I spent many years navigating between the islands. After returning to city life and working in the industrial sector as an electrician, I returned to my first love by providing island cruises, this time being the Channel Islands!
What people say about you?
That I'm pretty cool, but always mindful of on-board safety.
Your best cruise memory
Sailing in the middle of the dolphins having fun with the stem of the boat, with delighted and captivated passengers. These are true moments of happiness where time stands still.
Your worst cruise memory ?
No worst memories, except for somewhat harsh times in currents in the Alderney Race, which should not be crossed as you'll end up most likely in something like a large washing machine.
Reviews by our travellers2 Reviews -
The Skipper :Thierry a le contact facile. Souriant, simple, conciliant et prudent. Rien à dire ! Si l'occasion se présente on refera une excursion avec lui
The Skipper : Très sympathique et très professionnel, Thierry est LE skipper à choisir au départ de Cherbourg. Sécurité, apprentissage des gestes simples de la voile, et histoires de marins, Thierry apporte ainsi un dépaysement total et une navigation au top. Merci.