Their sailing expertise, chartering experience and cooking skills are an ideal combination for providing you with a perfect charter. New and ‘old’ guests alike, are assured of a relaxing sailing holiday when Thierry and Christine are at the helm.
Thierry Simon 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 quickly 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 rebuilt 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, is fluent in French and English, lived over 30 years in North America and therefore 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 in food and wine pairing will surprise you.
Christine Lemarié is our new Chef/Hostess on board S/V Curanta Cridhe. She was born in Normandy. At a very young age she always enjoyed going fishing in the Chanel Sea with her father and after graduating as a registered nurse, she moved to South of France were she practiced as a freelance nurse for over 30 years. For many years she owned a motor boat and spent most of her free time exploring the French Riviera Coast, fishing and diving. She has a scuba diving license, level 2..
Her cuisine is based on fresh organic ingredients, with a Mediterranean twist. She 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.