I am Italian, 59 years old and a former officer of the Italian National Navy (35 years ago…) and I am passionate about sailing as a boater.
I worked in Paris for a large bank and I benefited from a voluntary departure plan with professional conversion. It was in this context that I decided to return to the passion of my youth: navigation. So I started a long journey with Nicolas to become Yacht-Master Off-shore/Ocean & Master 200 MCA in 2019.
I started my studies with a 3-week internship on board Lady Kalinka for taking charge, theoretical training Yacht Master Shore-based, and building miles in Galicia.
Excellente expérience ! Excellent experience! Intense studies, engaging navigation in tides, currents and pebbles. A lot of practice in manoeuvres of all types, always under the supervision and the "benevolent pressure" of Nicolas who takes advantage of every opportunity to transmit his knowledge.
The course was both intense and pleasant: on board always a lot of conviviality, good mood and good cuisine thanks to Nicolas who is very talented! (we just have to take care of the dishes afterwards).
All this in an exceptional context because the rias of Galicia are wonderful.To conclude, just a word about Nicolas. I chose his school because I saw in him a real sailor. After the fact, I can say with pleasure that beyond its indisputable professional qualities I also found an empathy and a friendship that made the internship a very enriching human experience.
Thank you Nicolas and see you very soon.
ps: Yacht-master off-shore "endorsed" valided from the first shot in June 2019
Next step: Yacht-master Ocean with pre-requisities across the Atlantic from Horta in Azores to Gibraltar in Juilly 2019...