Their sailing expertise, chartering experience and culinary skills are an ideal combination for a perfect charter, in a crewed catamaran. New and ‘old’ guests alike, are assured of a relaxing sailing holiday when Thierry and Christine are at the helm.
Captain Thierry Simon
Thierry was born in Antibes, on the French Mediterranean Coast. He learned to sail on the Med when he was 11 and went to Britany to improve his sailing skills in a renowned sailing school.Sailing became a real passion, and over the years, he participated in numerous international regattas both in Europe and North America.
Thierry studied yacht design in the USA and participated in the rebuild of several classic wooden sailing vessels. In addition to his classic yacht background, he also built an aluminium vessel using modern technics and materials.Thierry has a MCA 200 ton Ocean Unlimited Captain License.
With several ocean crossings under his belt, he will gladly share his knowledge and experience in weather routing, celestial navigation or passage planning.
Thierry has both French and Canadian citizenships and is fluent in French and English. He's lived over 30 years in North America and is comfortable with both the European and North American cultures.
In addition to sailing, he developed a passion for history, photography, gastronomy and wine. His knowledge of food and wine pairing will surprise you!
Chef/Hostess Christine Lemarié
Christine is our new Chef/Hostess onboard S/V Curanta Cridhe. She was born in Normandy. From a very young age, she enjoyed going fishing in the Channel Sea with her father, and after graduating as a registered nurse, she moved to South of France where she practised as a freelance nurse for over 30 years.
For many years she owned a motorboat and spent most of her free time exploring the French Riviera Coast, fishing and diving. She has a scuba diving license, level 2.
Christine bases her cuisine on fresh organic ingredients, with a Mediterranean twist. She also enjoys cooking exotic meals from the Indian Ocean. She gets her inspiration from her many voyages to visit her sister who lives in La Réunion, a French territory in the Indian Ocean.
Whether you're looking for a relaxing holiday, an active vacation, or somewhere in the middle, our experienced, professional and friendly luxury yacht crew are ready to welcome you aboard and make your stay with us memorable and enjoyable.