The Captain: Pascal MINIAOU
Nationality : French, born in 1962
Language: French - English fluent.
Qualifications: Captain Class 4, MCA, Stcw95
Pascal worked as a sport shop manager for three years before deciding to crew on sail boats such as the 80’ Umatalu, the 75’ Serenité and the Swan 651 See Flo. During his five years of training, he sailed in the Mediterranean, the West Indies, Brazil and took part in several Atlantic crossings. He is now perfectly at home in the charter world on board large sailing yachts.
He also monitored the building of a 75’ sail boat, ‘Kermor’ and stepped on board as Captain for a round the world cruise which took him to all the seas and oceans of the world between 1993 and 2002.
Since then, he has sailed on various boats, such as the Swan 72’ Elysion Blue, the 130’ Globana M, the motor yacht Pegasus, the 82’ Falcon, and Sirius of Man, a Predateur 100, before embarking on Grand Bleu Vintage in February 2007.
In addition to his excellent seamanship and technical skills, Pascal loves water skiing and downhill skiing, he plays golf and enjoys natural history, astronomy and photography.
Quiet and cheerful, Pascal is an attentive and welcoming host. His extensive experience allows him to deal confidently with any situation.
Cook: Yann FRENEE
Nationality : French
Since getting his diploma, Hippolyte has worked as a cook and chef, mainly in Verbier (recently in the restaurant “L’Atelier”), where he was able to capitalize on and enjoy his love of mountain sports. He is now delighted to have found a way to combine his love of the sea with his work. He strives to please each guest by providing varied and sophisticated dishes. His sound experience, based on French gastronomy, enables him to manage his galley at a highly professional level. He respects both hygiene and nutritional rules without compromising his creativity and imagination. He is calm and reserved. He knows how to listen and is open to suggestions. He embarked on Grand Bleu Vintage in May 2010, and except for the summer 2015, he has been aboard.
Hostess: Clémence LASSNIG
Nationality : French, born in 1984
Languages spoken: French - English fluent
It was perhaps her childhood on an African peninsula that gave Clémence her love of the sea at a young age; she grew up sailing in the Gulf of Guinea, and later she served as hostess and sailor on the seas of the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic Ocean.
As comfortable on sailboats as luxury motor yachts, her professionalism and good humor will make your stay aboard the Grand Bleu Vintage relaxed and pleasurable.
Deckhand: Guillaume DROUET,
Nationality : French, born in 1994
Language: French - English fluent
Qualifications: Captain 200 - Medical 2