Yacht Charter FRENCH WEST By Lagoon
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CAPTAIN: Sébastien LECLERC
200 & 500 STCW 95 - Registration number: FF 95 S 2951
Languages spoken: French, fluent English
Sebastien took part in the yachting industry more than 20 years ago.
Native from Champagne, in France, his introduction to yachts began by racing dinghies at an early age and he has been sailing ever since.
He successfully completed a degree in psychology at university, as he was gaining a large experience in regattas and match racing by the mean time.
At the age of 24, he qualified as captain and started to do charter in New Caledonia.
He skippered numerous sailing and motor yachts and sailed over some of the world’s most acclaimed areas in the Mediterranean, New Caledonia and the Caribbean.
Sebastien will be very happy to share his intimate knowledge of the Caribbean Islands with the guests, showing them his favorite spots from the BVI to Grenada, always committing himself to make each charter on board of French West an unforgettable experience.
CHEF: Pierre KAIVERS
BTEC Higher National Diploma in Catering and Hotel keeping
Languages: Fluent English, German
Pierre comes originally from Calais in North of France.
His passion for food comes from his childhood, pick up and fishing sea products with his mother. Cooking them with love and welcome friends to eat.
After being graduate in a catering school his starts his education in different 5 stars hotels and Michelin star restaurants between Alpes, South West of France including Chef saucier at the Sofitel Miramar, Biarritz, also worked in the Caribbean.
He starts his career in yachts industry 5 years ago and performs on different types of vessels from 25 to 43 meters like 75 ft Lady Alliaura, 110 ft catamaran Vitalia 2 in the Pacific Ocean, 43m M/Y Albatros, 100 ft M/Y ICON.
He was working for the past two years on the 100 ft S/Y ATTIMO before joining French West.
He loves to prepare his bread every morning, cooking in different ways to please his guests with French classics, Italian, Asiatic or Mediterranean, also diet, vegan & gluten free.
STEW: Paula GODARD
Languages: Fluent English, basic Spanish
Following the diploma courses that she was able to follow as well as a varied professional experience, both in the hotel-catering sector.and that related to the maritime world,
originally from Saint Malo, Paula has been lucky enough to sail since her childhood.
She has a great passion for the sea and travel.
She has worked in her first part as waitress in hotel-restaurants in France and in Canada, also in New Zealand.
Then she has worked as stewardess aboard motor yachts like ALBATROS 146’, SHIRZAN 86’, YVONNE 91’ or JFF 108’.
Dynamic, organized and persevering, she also has a great sense of teamwork which has allowed her to adapt easily to the many positions she has held.
Always smiling with her sense of the detail, the guests love her.