Sail away with Christophe

Christophe

Languages spoken

FR / EN / IT

Diploma

BPPV (French Diploma)

Sailing zone

Mediterranean
France
Who is Christophe ?

On this cruise, you will discover the south coasts of Corsica and Sardinia or the islands of Tuscany with Christophe, professional skipper and amateur of both sea and mountain.

What is your motto ?

It glides over the water as if it were snow!

Your sailing style ?

Travel in beautiful places, with a great attitude! What I love about navigation, it’s the spirit of finding your freedom, a freedom to do what makes you happy, sailing, diving for what’s essential, as well as simple hikes through the woods and unusual encounters, sharing, laughter and joy. I love sharing my passion for sailing while on a cruise, while making sure to preserve moments of deep relaxation, enjoyment, and discovery through unexpected detours of the Corsican coast!

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?

I do not cook

How did you become skipper ?

When I was 11, I went to a camp in Corsica where I learned to sail. I loved this experience very much.
So, at the age of 15, I decided to sail across the sea in the direction of Ireland. During this voyage, I made myself the following promise: “When I grow up, I’ll have a cabin in the mountains and a boat in the sea!” And that was that. Several years later, I became both a sailing and a skiing instructor! Over the last 10 years, I have sailed all over the world: Tahiti, the Caribbean, across the Atlantic, the Mediterranean… and in the end, I have finally settled in my first destination: Corsica!

What people say about you?

That I’m very friendly! People say that I’m very attentive and considerate, but for me that’s just part of being a sailing teacher.

Your best cruise memory

Generally, I sail in Corsica, what I find to be the most beautiful island, but I also love to travel further away, particularly in the direction of volcanic islands. I also enjoy themed voyages. Once I reenacted the voyage of Ulysses: Aeolian islands, Ancient Greece...I loved it!
If I had to keep one memory, it would be of the anchorage at the island of Stromboli. Protected at sea, in a sailboat, while I watched the Stromboli volcano’s eruptions for 20 minutes, some of them being eruptions of lava...It was an incredible spectacle that I will never forget!

In your opinion, what makes for a successful cruise ?

A successful cruise means that my protégés are happy and return the following year!

Your worst cruise memory ?

Crossing the English Channel, through foggy weather, with a busted motor. We could hear the big cargo ships coming, without being able to see them. The whole time we were afraid that they’d crush us!

Christophe's photo gallery