Skipper: Anthony Vlasseman
French Captain’s Certificate (Sail) 500 Tonnes
Anthony has been sailing since he was a child, beginning with dinghies and windsurfers, and for the past 12 years has been skippering charter boats from Greece to Malaysia and the Caribbean. Now settled in Guadeloupe, Anthony is also, of course, a commercially qualified captain of boats up to 500 tonnes and skilled with most boat systems.
Like many Frenchmen, cooking is a passion, and he can turn out some excellent cuisine from the galley; he speaks English French and a little Spanish.
Anthony is excited with this season’s itinerary which takes in some new sailing areas for him, and is particularly looking forward to catching fish and snorkelling the reefs with our guests. He also loves to teach and beginner sailors will benefit from his patient teaching style!
The large cockpit seats 6 for meals in comfort, and provides an easy location from which to trim the sails and grind the winches. Midday shade is provided by the bimini (sunshade) and a dodger (sprayhood) protecting the entrance to the cabin.
The Beneteau 50’s strong construction means powerful winches and easy sail handling, and the wide side decks make it safer to be on deck in a bigger sea. At anchor the forward deck space makes a great sun platform for catching the rays and a ladder at the back of the boat means you can plunge in for a refreshing dip when it all gets a bit much!