Sail away with Alain

Alain

Languages spoken

FR / EN / ES

Diploma

Capitaine 200 Voile

Sailing zone

Atlantic
Caribbean
Who is Alain ?

Set sail for the West Indies with Alain, your professional skipper, in his superb luxury catamaran form Martinique to the Grenadines: Saint Lucie, Bequia, Canouan and the Tobago Cays. For further info on Martinique click here.

For 30 years, Alain has been sailing the warm waters of the Martinique far from urban civilization and the chaos of the city. After working in France for several years, he decided to return home and bought his first sailboat then a second, then a third and finally created his own business. He knows the West Indies, Caribbean culture and local traditions like the back of his hand and will be delighted to share his knowledge. He loves the sea, he loves his catamaran and he loves meeting new people and travelling wherever winds may blow and wherever people may feel like going. Alain will take you places and get your there safe and sound.

What is your motto ?

Far from civilization and the city din, life is at its most beautiful. In other words, Life is better on the ocean

Your sailing style ?

J'aime que les clients se sentent libres, s'ils veulent participer aux manoeuvres, ils le peuvent mais il n'y a aucune obligation ! Lorsque les clients arrivent à  bord, je prends une carte et leur demande où ils souhaitent aller. Puis ensemble, et en fonction de la météo et du temps qui nous est imparti, nous définissons notre itinéraire de croisière. Pour les repas, le client cuisine lui-même ses menus. De temps en temps, je leur cuisine des steaks de thon ou des recettes traditionnelles à  base de fruits de mer.

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 cook

How did you become skipper ?

I started sailing when young. I started windsurfing then learnt to sail on small catamarans. Then I became an instructor in the West Indies before heading back to France where I was a sports teacher for 7 years. I still went windsurfing at the weekend on the Ile de Ré. But I missed Martinique, so I went home and started working in the building trade. After a few years, I began buying up yachts, set up my own business and became a professional skipper.

What people say about you?

That I'm good fun but serious about what I do.

Your best cruise memory

I think it was my first experience as a skipper. I was sailing with American clients who were simple folk and happy with everything. We sailed between Saint Lucie and the Grenadines – a memorable trip that will always be dear to my heart!

In your opinion, what makes for a successful cruise ?

Experiencing the simple pleasures of cruising. Sharing moments together and discovering amazing places. I like making people happy.

Your worst cruise memory ?

I don't have any bad memories. Each cruise is special and a constant learning experience.

Reviews by our travellers

2 Reviews - (5/5)
(5/5)

The Skipper :Humainement, Alain est très sympathique et chaleureux. C'est une chance d'avoir rencontré Alain pour naviguer dans les Grenadines. à très bientôt, amicalement, Clément

(5/5)

The Skipper :Alain est un "bonhomme" tel que je les conçois: franc, rassurant et excellent marin. Il connaît et aime ses îles et son bateau et se pliera en quatre pour vous faire de simples mais magiques surprises ! Il cuisine de plus les langoustes, lambis et poissons de manière magistrale et aux épices locales.....connais les bons contacts auprès des pêcheurs etc etc.....je ne peux que le recommander avec une mention spéciale à notre jolie hôtesse Anaïs qui fut au top!

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