Sail away with Nicolas
Embark with Nicolas, a skipper on a catamaran cruise in Guadeloupe and the Grenadines
What is your motto ?
At valiant heart makes nothing impossible !
Your sailing style ?
Ma façon de naviguer dépend totalement des clients !
Si je reçois des fans de navigation ou qui veulent faire des navs de nuit, on y va ! Je suis aussi moniteur de voile donc pour ceux qui le souhaitent, j'apprends avec plaisir.
Mais si j'accueille des familles qui veulent avant tout se détendre, on navigue tranquillement, quelques heures par jour uniquement, le reste du temps, visites et farniente !
How do you handle the life on board ?I explain, the crew participates if they want to
How does shopping work?I do not take care of supplies. The clients bring what is necessary or buy it
How does cooking work?Everybody helps cooks
How did you become skipper ?
In fact, I was absolutely not destined to do this job.
I am originally from Bérichon and I started my career as a diplomat. I was very much attached to culture in Mongolia.
Then, one day, it was in 2000, I was with my best friend, an engineer, and all of a sudden, I do not know why, a little 'Good or bad captain?', we said: "What if we were to sail all around the world?" We shook hands. It was decided!
We did not know much, so we thought we had to learn with real sailors, so we took classes in Brittany;). Once ready, we made this famous tour of the world.
Once in, the sailing bug had taken over, I graduated and since then, I've been a professional skipper!
What people say about you?
Your best cruise memory
Once, I was on the boat with guests going between two islands, Guadeloupe and Martinique.
It was calm and very hot, we were beginning to despair and then suddenly a large group of dolphins arrived. Everyone threw themselves into the water!
Seeing that, people swimming with dolphins in a transparent and turquoise sea, wow ... such a display!
Reviews by our travellers1 Review -
The Skipper :François est non seulement un excellent skipper mais aussi un être humain exceptionnel. Il fut extrêmement patient et tolérant avec nos 2 fils très agités. Ce fut un grand plaisir de partager notre vie avec lui pendant 8 jours sur son catamaran. On espère déjà retourner sur la mer nos prochaines vacances.