Sail away with Xavier

Xavier

Languages spoken

FR / EN / ES

Diploma

Capitaine 200 Voile

Sailing zone

Caribbean
The West Indies
Who is Xavier ?

Sail away with Xavier on his catamaran for a magnificent day cruise. Xavier lives in Guadeloupe and will be delighted to show you the marvels of the archipelago all year around.

What is your motto ?

Scything through the sea spume and savouring the sensations.

Your sailing style ?

Sailing away in harmony with nature. My catamaran cruises are a rare opportunity to experience something beautiful, replete with discovery, adventure, relaxation and getting away from the daily grind.

How do you handle the life on board ?

I explain, the crew participates if they want to

How does shopping work?

I take care of supply on board

How does cooking work?

I cook

How did you become skipper ?

After sailing with my family as a teenager and a long journey to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean in a crew, at the age of 25 I decided to build my own monohull. I went on to travel the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and got to experience the many facets of skipper-dom – charter cruises observing undersea life, conveyance, maintenance and yacht repair. After returning to France for several years, I started a family, passed my national skipper diploma and launched a new project organizing catamaran cruises in Guadeloupe.

What people say about you?

According to my guest book I am, "discreet, generous and passionate about what I do. I'm kind, relaxed and calm."

Your best cruise memory

My best memory is a moment of total plenitude in the middle of the Indian Ocean with my children aged 1-3 during an Atlantic crossing.

In your opinion, what makes for a successful cruise ?

C’est un moment de convivialité, de partage et de découverte, et quand je sens que les passagers ont été touchés par leur expérience en mer.

Your worst cruise memory ?

Mon pire souvenir se situe en plein front polaire dans le sud de l'océan Indien, en solitaire, avec pas mal de galères à gérer.

When you're not sailing...

Sailing provides moments of companionship, sharing and adventure. I can always tell that my crew is moved by their experiences at sea.

All the cruises with this skipper

Xavier's photo gallery