Born in north from France, Charles spent all of his summers in the house of his Grandmother on the coast of Opal. In those early years traversing the English Channel a passion for the the ocean and sailing was declared within him and he knew very quickly that a life at sea was calling him.
After completing a degree in literature in Paris Charles departed for the peninsula of Quiberon, the Gulf of Morbihan, the islands of Glénan, and here his life and true career path were defined. Charles gained his diploma as a French sailing instructor so he could share his passion for sailing and the sea but he found that his heart searched for new horizons and new opportunity and his blue water navigation and world travels began.
For 15 years now Captain Charles has shared his knowledge and his love of sailing and travel with his many guests. By sea he has traversed the Mediterranean, the Antilles, South America, The North & South Atlantic ocean and extensively sailed the Caribbean. By land he has trekked Europe, North Africa. Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Turkey, Greece; and yet he never tires of discovery.
Captain Charles is a true waterman, and true adventurist. Although skilled in many water sports; kite surfing, diving, fishing and more he is also always excited to explore the land and all its beauty. He is an avid hiker and biker and would be happy to take you on any adventure... land or sea!
Aboard S/Y Laysan you can feel fully confident in Captian Charles capable hands and in his ability to guide you on the experience of a lifetime. Your safety and happiness are his primary concern and he will go above and beyond to assist you in achieving amazing memories. Nothing pleases him more than providing an true yachting experience and adventure with his guests. You will find his passion and his love of travel contagious.
Together Captain Charles and his partner Sabrina will take excellent care of all of your needs. Let the adventure begin!
Chef and Stewardess: Sabrina
Sabrina was born and raised in the heart Paris surrounded by all the sights and sounds of the city. As a child She spent her Sundays in France cooking with her mother who was the first to provide her the foundations of gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, organic ingredients and the art of patisserie. Sabrina discovered early on that she had a natural love of food and passion for cooking; a passion she cultivated throughout her youth working in the restaurants in Paris. After several years in the restaurant industry her love for travel and the sea led her naturally to a career in yachting where her passion for the culinary arts has been able to flourish.
Sabrina has found inspiration for her creations from all over the world and she is skilled at working with global spices and flavors drawing upon the cuisine of France, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America and whatever new or exotic port she may find herself. Her concept is based around a true appreciation for utilizing the freshest local ingredients and she prides herself on having the ability to create her dishes from scratch with attention to every detail. Home made pastas, breads, sauces, pickles, and incredible craft cocktails made with fresh fruit and infused liquors are among her specialties.
Have a special request? Not a problem. Sabrina delights in being able to really listen to and accommodate her guests needs and she will constantly be looking for a way to surprise you with something special. She is happy to cater to any dietary like, need, desire or restriction; gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo…Her goal is to create the menu that suits her guests best!
Together with her partner Captain Charles; Sabrina is here to provide not just excellent service and incredible dishes, but a happy, relaxed and truly enjoyable experience aboard S/Y Laysan; an experience and adventure you will not forget!