Sail away with William
A professional and passionate skipper, William will take great pleasure in helping you discover the magic of catamaran cruises around the island of Beauty. Of course: this is the very place where he grew up and learned to sail.
What is your motto ?
Enjoy every moment, live simply, and put happiness above all else
Your sailing style ?
Navigate without constraint, and with good humor! Feel free to navigate the sea or to drop anchor, fish, dive, or laze about, admire the sunset, the stars, the dolphins! The most important thing is to have a good time out there. On board, my role is to reconcile the needs and expectations of the passengers with the requirements of navigation at sea (the weather, distance!). I take pleasure in teaching my passengers the basics of sailing, and giving them a taste of local cuisine, and helping them discover the trails along the coast, the coves only accessible by sea, to tell stories and historical anecdotes, and many other things. Cruises work best within the spirit of conviviality, with everyone contributing to the tasks of the day.
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 cook
How did you become skipper ?
I grew up in St. Florent (Haute Corse) and I started sailing when I was 10. As an adult, I continued to pursue my passion on a variety of boats: sailing, motor, and even catamaran. As a hotel director for many years, I had become frustrated with not being able to advise each client on the organization of their vacation, or the can’t-miss sites. Piecing together my passion for the sea and human contact has become a priority, and thus hosting passengers aboard my catamaran has become an ideal intersection.
What people say about you?
The most general description would be friendly. It’s true that I’m easy to get to know and that I enjoy meeting new people. Some passengers have told me that they felt totally confident with me during their cruise, which makes me so happy as my main role on board is to keep my passengers safe.
Your best cruise memory
That’s a difficult question, as every cruise has its own magical moment! The joy of a 12-year old passenger after catching a 3 kg fish, or a night of shooting stars, or even an afternoon among the dolphins, or the simple pleasure of an anchorage at dawn. It’s tough to choose, right?
In your opinion, what makes for a successful cruise ?
When my passengers have eyes full of beautiful images, heads full of great memories, when they choose to prolong the cruise.
Your worst cruise memory ?
The difficult moments of yesterday are stories today. Rather than talk about my least favorite memory, I would prefer to talk about an uncomfortable event. Like when, anchored in the middle of the night, a violent wind hit and some other boaters weren’t able to maintain control of their boat. I was afraid we’d have a collision!
Reviews by our travellers1 Review -
The Skipper :Le skipper nous a vraiment fait partager sa passion pour la navigation, et pour sa région natale (St Florent en Corse). Il est très à l'écoute des demandes de chaque membre de l'équipage. Il sait intéresser les plus jeunes à l'apprentissage des noeuds (de cabestan, de chaise...), il sait aussi nous régaler les papilles avec des spécialités culinaires locales comme le fiadone...