The Permanent Team
There are 8 places on board for the team, 4 double cabins with one or two berths. Being numerous for long crossings is better and less tiring. I chose to work 3-hour watch shifts with two people. I’ve matched qualified people with less qualified people. This means that over 12 hours, everyone has 9 hours to sleep, eat or have fun. It’s very comfortable. Only the captain has one ear everywhere and only sleeps with one eye.
The permanent crew is composed of:
I have always been passionate about the sea and sailing, I sailed a lot at sea with my parents in the Mediterranean then trained in the famous sailing school of “Glénans”. I passed all possible permits as an amateur and I went a notch above since I have a “Yachmaster” This diploma allows me to welcome on board paying passengers. I competed for five years on Lake Geneva as a crew member on an 8 m monohull.
I am very demanding on travel safety because I am aware that at sea danger can quickly turn into disaster. I am the captain of my ship. As the person responsible for the safety of all and the smooth running of the ship, my decisions are not contested. I am a hotelier by profession and as such, I have a sense of welcome and service.
Nathalie (Captain’s wife)
Her passion is adventure, travel at sea, discovery of other places and beautiful encounters. Her demands are cleanliness and hygiene. Everyone must pay attention to cleanliness and storage because it is imperative to live many in a restricted environment. Without this, the living spaces can quickly turn into a capernaum.
Nathalie is a nurse by trade and passionate aromatherapist. The boat is a real pharmacy and she can concoct mixtures of essential oils for almost all pathologies. She is also a graduate of Hypno Therapy. This is an experience not to be missed.
Cyber, German Shepherd
Cyber (German Shepherd): I am a grandmother dog since in 2018 I will be 11 years old. Nice, calm and calm, I don’t have much seafoot but I have an adoration for my master the captain that I would follow at the end of the world. I prayed to the plane several times and I am always happy to find my masters on arrival. I impose by my size and the fascination of the wolf dog. But if you only knew how sweet and tender I am. I keep, it’s my job.
For my needs at sea I don’t want to do them on plastic, it’s a concern for my master so for the crossings he bought land with grass, all in a plastic bin so I can pee. As I am a greedy dog, we must take on board kilos of kibble to ensure my food.
I am very beautiful and during stopovers, I am a star. Everyone looks at me, some are afraid but many wish to caress me. In any case I never leave indifferent.
Inca Bichon Maltese
Inca (Maltes: I’m a Maltese Bichon dog, more of a sofa than a ratter, I’m 5 years old in 2018. I don’t like water much, I’m afraid during storms but I’m calm and wise out of it. My masters are sailors so I sail. Good thing my sister’s looking out for me. We eat together, we sleep together and we are very happy to meet again at the exit of the plane because I am in cabin and it holds.
How to live with a dog at sea?
We have established simple rules, the dog stays inside the boat while sailing. If it’s hot and the conditions allow it, he’s outside tied up. When it comes to food, they know how to be heard when they need it. For their need, he asks and we accompany them to the cash register at the front and we clean with water.
As soon as possible and especially when landing, the dogs are the first to land. As soon as possible we go for a walk, which allows everyone to stretch their legs, enjoy the stopover and visit.