The boat (and her captain)

Capitaine Laurent 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.

The boat

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.

ArchitectTony Gastro
TypeULDB (ultra light displacement)
Length14.6 mètres (48 ft)
Beam3.6 mètres
KeelsLifting keels, torpedo shaped
Draught1.3 meter, keels up, 2.55 meters keels down
ConfigurationDouble rudder
HullVendée Globe 60 ft sailboats inspired
Confort 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
1 storm-sail
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 radar
1 fixed VHF + 1 portable VHF
1 radio with CD player
1 digital voltmeter/ampermeter
1 sonar
1 navigation station with loch-speedometer/anemometer
1 distress beacon
1 inmarsat, isatphone, satellite phone and grib files
2 laptops
2 automatic pilots

They speak about us

Télégramme article - "Everything starts at The Corniguel"

Ouest France newspaper article - the Pierre Guéguin highschool students adventure in Concarneau

A télégramme newspaper article about the engine rescue by the Concarneau highschool students