Sail away with Eric
Set sail with Eric on a yacht cruise departing from Saint-Malo!
What is your motto ?
My major life choice? Life on the sea.
Your sailing style ?
Si les gens veulent participer, ils participent. Si ils veulent ne rien faire ou partir en randonnée, c’est comme ils veulent. J’aime faire partager mes connaissances, mais si les gens préfèrent se laisser guider, pas de souci. Ils doivent se sentir libres.
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?Everybody helps cooks
How did you become skipper ?
I have been sailing since the age of 10, I have always sailed for pleasure, especially small tours on smaller boats. In 2005 I did the Transat 650 before passing my professional sailing diploma.
What people say about you?
That I'm a friendly simple guy.
Your best cruise memory
There are so many. It's difficult to name just one. The arrival of the Transat at Salvador de Bayaau in Brazil was memorable. Every arrival is magic. Departure is obviously always magnificent but so is arriving. When the Transat arrived – the crew had really bonded and our time in Brazil had a great sense of camaraderie. The 1st Caïpirinhia was delicious (laughs).
In your opinion, what makes for a successful cruise ?
When I see people get off the boat with huge smiles on their faces and where everybody has bonded during the cruise. I like to see everybody leave with a smile. If there's one person who isn't smiling by the end, the cruise has been a failure. People should have no regrets.
Your worst cruise memory ?
A cruise that didn't even set sail – a passenger had an accident shopping for supplies. We had to cancel the cruise. It was sad for everybody.
Reviews by our travellers5 Reviews -
The Skipper :Eric et sa compagne sont très gentil, accueillant, serviable, de fins cuisiniers, toujours souriant. Très agréable
The Skipper :Très agréable et créant une bonne atmosphère. Avec une bonne dose de l'humour .
The Skipper :Très prévoyant et bon cuisinier :)
The Skipper :Eric connaît la région comme sa poche et sait tirer le meilleur du temps: je me suis sentie en parfaite sécurité tout au long du voyage. Il m'a appris de nombreuses choses sur la mer et donné encore plus envie de continuer à naviguer.
The Skipper :Un grand professionnel de la navigation d'excellente compagnie, des échanges simples et ouverts, merci à toi Eric pour ces moments!