Your captain holds a French Marine Marchande valid certificate as master for a vessel of this size and class (Brevet Capitain 500). He could skip cargos but made the choice of dedicating his life to professional yachting.
Sailing almost since he was born, he builds up his experience on more than 32 years of profesional carreer, on all types of sailing boats between 10 and 35 meters, through all the oceans of the globe.
He lived for a decade in the Lesser Antilles sea, then 17 years in the Pacific, essentially in Polynesia.
He has completed 25 trans-oceanic and a globe circumnavigation.
His experience in managing crews in all situations is a garantee of a nice atmosphere, and more generaly, former team mates are always keen on coming-back onboard.
Besides, years of charter experience made him know the secrets of a successful trip.
Passionate about his job, we will be keen on sharing his knowledge in divers domains like astronomical navigation, diving, free-diving, stars constellations, and of course, sailing, good humour, and many more!
Spoken languages : French, Spanish, English, Portugese, fluently specially after the aperitif.
Cruising - racing sailboat (ex Baracuda of Tarrant) which became famous during the RORC races in England, integrally refitted for extreme conditions in 2012 (insulation, heating system, interior fittings, autonomy, etc..). Fitted with 3 spacious double cabins (2 at the rear, 1 at the front), a large bathroom, equiped galley, and a large saloon. She can host up to 6 persons.
|Type||ULDB (ultra light displacement)|
|Length||14.6 mètres (48 ft)|
|Keels||Lifting keels, torpedo shaped|
|Draught||1.3 meter, keels up, 2.55 meters keels down|
|Hull||Vendée Globe 60 ft sailboats inspired|
Very large cockpit
Big cockpit table up to 8 persons
Bimini and sun-awning
Companionway spray Hood to protect from wind and waves.
A large stern Platform to facilitate embarkment and disembarkment.
|Main sail with easy bag|
|1 genoa on Harken furler|
|1 mylar kevlar solent on jib hanks|
|1 triradial spinnaker|
|4 batteries 110 amps|
|2x130 watts solar panels|
|1 alternator 60 Amps, and 1 quay charger|
|1 Power invertor 12/220V - 3000 watts|
|1 diesel forced-air heating system|
|1 fixed VHF + 1 portable VHF|
|1 radio with CD player|
|1 digital voltmeter/ampermeter|
|1 navigation station with loch-speedometer/anemometer|
|1 distress beacon|
|1 inmarsat, isatphone, satellite phone and grib files|
|2 automatic pilots|