Sail away with Frédéric
Frédéric is a professional skipper and has been sailing with François since the beginning of his career. Together they accompany travellers aboard their 15m sailboat.
What is your motto ?
It is doing something well that makes you become a good doer.
Your sailing style ?
I don't think I really have a style. I try to adapt to the" elements " on board: circumstances and the crew.
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'm still in the making... with François, my favourite skipper. He started training me in 1994 on a first 15-day Ilian tour. Between Trinité sur Mer and the island of Aix. We did the same the following year when we went to Ushant. And then we had children ... Each to their own with their wife! :-)
What people say about you?
I think that I am also appreciated for my attentiveness ... and not only the main sail ;-) And a certain ability to put people at ease or make them speak ... without torturing them!
Your best cruise memory
Two very good memories during the last sailing: the smell of the everlasting (better than in Corsica, incredible), a September night arriving at Cape Finistère in Spain after the Bay of Biscay. And the most beautiful shooting star of my life so far ... somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic.
In your opinion, what makes for a successful cruise ?
Memories that are almost imperishable because at sea, one's perception of time is not the same. Ideally lots of people laughing in a crazy manner... How we would like to have a thousand of them!
When you're not sailing...
I'm curious and I want to be better and even more player!