Sail away with Olivier
Meet with Olivier, our Peloponnese skipper, to discover the west of Greece aboard a catamaran. Discover his sailing spirit and favourite anchorages!
From Athens, embark on a cruise to the islands of Peloponnese and click here to learn more about the region: http://www.enroutevers.com/pages/Grece/le_Peloponnese.htm]
What is your motto ?
Life is too short not to enjoy it now
Your sailing style ?
I ensure that everyone who wants to sail can do so, under my supervision of course. I want to stay on board. If people prefer to do nothing, that is no problem for me of course, everyone enjoys their holidays in their own way!
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 do not cook
How did you become skipper ?
I have been sailing since the age of 4, with my father. When my parents left the coast to settle in the north of France, I didn't immediately realise how much I missed the sea. And I began my professional life as a bookseller._x000D_
Then, one day, nostalgia defeated me, so I left everything to join a sailing school in 1995. I first worked in associations, then I graduated as a professional skipper. For nearly 10 years, I spent my summer seasons in Greece and Turkey to discover the Mediterranean coasts that I appreciate above all else.
What people say about you?
People say that I am a good skipper, but I do not swim too much. It must be said that I am always on the water, so I have more opportunities than they have!
Your best cruise memory
I do not really have one particular best memory, all the cruises have provided great memories!
In your opinion, what makes for a successful cruise ?
Customers who smile during and after the cruise and say "See you soon" at the end!
Your worst cruise memory ?
Touch wood, I never had a lot of material damage on board, even when I was accompanying boats. I think the worst memory was perhaps once I ran out of fuel and the customers were a bit of anxious for me even though sailing to the port wasn't very long