Sail away with Andrés
A professional skipper and competitive man, Andrès acquired his classic Bermudian sloop in 2013 which he'll take you on to the Mediterranean, on a cruise or to take part in some of the most beautiful classic sailing regattas on the AFYT (French Association of Traditional Yachts) circuits.
What is your motto ?
What separates dreams from reality is action!
Your sailing style ?
Safety and tranquillity. The important thing is for everyone to enjoy themselves and share this experience with the other passengers. The boat is very powerful (22 tons of displacement) For the regattas we do a long safety briefing then 1 to 2 days of training before the races. During the regatta, I will explain to you, depending on your level, how to sail and carry out manoeuvres and the 3 other crew members on board are there to guide you!
For cruises, relaxing and learning are the key words :)
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?Everybody helps cooks
How did you become skipper ?
I've always sailed. Since childhood. Today my work is in harmony with my passion :)
What people say about you?
hey say of me that I am a didactic person, easy and very open. The different languages I speak allow me to convey my passion for sailing, for the sea and for my boat.
Your best cruise memory
The Ladies regattas in St. Tropez in 2015. The girls were completely novices in regattas and did not know each other, in addition to coming from different countries/horizons. In spite of these conditions which could have represented a handicap in a competition, they formed an enthusiastic group, that was very solid and communicative, which still stands strong today ... and above all, they won!
In your opinion, what makes for a successful cruise ?
A successful regatta is when crew members form a united team where everyone has contributed in the pleasure of sailing together. If we finish the race on the podium ... then that's the icing on the cake!
Your worst cruise memory ?
A regatta where some crew members came on board with the idea of reading their newspaper on the bridge during the race.
When you're not sailing...
A trained journalist, father of 3 small sailors, a teacher who kept at me for 8 years until my French was perfect
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The Skipper :Un tt gd merci à votre belle équipe