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Every sailing trip is a unique blend people and opportunity to learn.

The sociability and sharing of skills and knowledge are two things that make sailing holidays truly special – and these two things are only possible through real life human interaction. Discover the stories of just a few of the people that enable Sailsquare to function!

Saxon, British travel correspondent

Saxon is responsible for informing and inspiring the English speaking Sailsquare community by sourcing and telling stories.

During his International Business studies in the UK, he had the opportunity to come and work in Paris – and after 7 short months here – decided he had to come back. Luckily he discovered the Sailsquare mission, and has been based at Station F since!

 

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Alyzée, dreamseller

Alyzée is a “Dreamseller”, an explorer who travels the world, sharing what life is like on a sailboat. In 2018, she joined Sailsquare following our advert for what we believe is “the coolest job in the world”.

She was born in the south of France, raised in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, and before joining the Sailsquare team studied for a Masters degree in Paris.

Now, in her role, she creatively experiments with different forms of storytelling – and shares her adventures, both here on A Lens Over The Sea, and over on Instagram.

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Jérôme, the optimist

Jérôme, the optimist

Jérôme is a French sailor in love with the ocean. As an unconditional optimist, he endeavours to spread positivity and enthusiasm with the world around him. His energy is uplifting, and his sailing holidays have been described as beautiful experiences.

 

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Hugo, the offshore yachtsman

Hugo, the offshore yachtsman

He is often sailing with his friend Florian. What was their last adventure? Exploring the Norwegian fjords by sailboat! Hugo is a Swiss engineer whose dream is to sail around the world, and is working hard to pass his offshore yachting license, so he can get going.

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Dominique, the marine engineer

Dominique, the marine engineer

Dominique is from the Netherlands, is 25 years old, and is studying marine engineering. Passionate about sailing from an early age, he has never missed an opportunity to cast off and hoist sails. When he can, he’s working as a deckhand on the Yanira, a magical vintage rigging boat – and recently participated in the famous regatta, “Les Voiles d’Antibes”.

Raphael, the pirate of the Caribbean

Raphael, the pirate of the Caribbean

Raphael is a French skipper who crossed the Atlantic 6 years ago to reach some isolated islands near Panama. Recently, he came back to France to explore the Mediterranean Sea. Legend says he buried treasure under a palm tree on a tiny island of the San Blas archipelago – a true pirate!

 

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Ella, the yoga traveller

Ella, the yoga traveller

Ella may surprise you if you are lucky to sail with her! Born and raised in Israel, she left her home country to travel the world every six months. Her passion? Yoga! You’ll be amazed to see her head standing on the deck every morning. Her favourite destinations? Warm & delicious tropical beaches.

Riccardo, the globetrotter

Riccardo, the globetrotter

Both skipper and chef, this passionate sailor will welcome you straight into the magical world of sailing holidays! His boat is his home. Former mechanic engineer in the United States, he decided to quit everything to live his dream – buy a boat and sail around the world! Be prepared to live an authentic sailing experience.

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Holly, aka the barbie skipper

Holly, aka the barbie skipper

Holly, also known as the “Barbie Skipper”, fell in love with sailing few years ago. And, you know what? She always wears pink, it’s her favourite colour. When she is not out on the sea, she is working as a football journalist and as a crime reporter. What a brilliant mix!

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Enrico, the skipper dad

Enrico, the skipper dad

Who said that a skipper has to travel solo? Enrico travels with his 2 daughters onboard for each of the summer seasons. Discovering, sharing and fun are family values you will need to share when you set sails with this amazing crew!

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Andrés, the competitor

Andrés, the competitor

Andrés is the owner of the Yanira, a vintage sailboat racing around Europe. Living in Barcelona, he started his own company to give people the opportunity to live incredible regatta experiences. What he really loves? To lead an international crew on race day, and to win. As you might have understood, he’s a competitor.

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