Captain Eric.

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Before you embark on a vessel and trust your life into someone's hands, you need to know a bit about the person in charge, in other words, the captain. I have sailed since I was 12 years old and never stopped since. My best memories as a teenager are made of many moments spent with friends in... Read More

Before you embark on a vessel and trust your life into someone's hands, you need to know a bit about the person in charge, in other words, the captain. I have sailed since I was 12 years old and never stopped since. My best memories as a teenager are made of many moments spent with friends in the main cabin around a warm meal and red wine or solo sailing at the wheel in 30 knots of wind and the sun rising. Memories like sailing with a broken rudder in 30 knots of gusty winds, diving to untangle the rope caught on the propeller or a fishing net around the rudder and many more tribulations too long to list here. I have sailed the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, the Caribbean and many places along the Eastern U.S seaboard. Since 2004, I have a USCG 100 ton offshore captain license. For an extensive resume of my sailing experience, please contact me. By the way, I am French but also speak fluent Italian and basic Spanish. I am working on Portuguese :) The point is that sailing is not something you learn in a book or in a classroom, you have to put in the hours and slowly but surely you will learn something every time and gain that experience and respect for the sea. If there is one simple lesson I have learned in my 45 years of sailing experience it would be that the sea is unforgiving. If you make one mistake, one way or another, you will pay for it. Which brings me to safety. My main concern when sailing with guests or students is safety first and foremost. My second most important goal is to insure that my guests and students enjoy their sailing experience to the fullest. Sailing is supposed to be fun and I will make every effort possible to make it so.

Previous Experience

Bonjour Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Eric Treu and I will be your captain for the remainder of this trip. Sit back, relax and let me make sure you have a safe and fun sailing ride. Before you embark on a vessel and trust your life into someone's hands, you need to know a bit about the person in charge, in other words, the captain. I have sailed since I was 12 years old and never stopped since. My best memories as a teenager are made of many moments spent with friends in the main cabin around a warm meal and red wine or solo sailing at the wheel in 30 knots of wind and the sun rising. Memories like sailing with a broken rudder in 30 knots of gusty winds, diving to untangle the rope caught on the propeller or a fishing net around the rudder and many more tribulations too long to list here. I have sailed the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, the Caribbean and many places along the Eastern U.S seaboard. Since 2004, I have a USCG 100 ton offshore captain license. (See attached PDF below). For an extensive resume of my sailing experience, see PDF below. By the way, I am French but also speak fluent Italian and basic Spanish. I am working on Portuguese :) The point is that sailing is not something you learn in a book or in a classroom, you have to put in the hours and slowly but surely you will learn something every time and gain that experience and respect for the sea. If there is one simple lesson I have learned in my 45 years of sailing experience it would be that the sea is unforgiving. If you make one mistake, one way or another, you will pay for it. Which brings me to safety. My main concern when sailing with guests or students is safety first and foremost. My second most important goal is to insure that my guests and students enjoy their sailing experience to the fullest. Sailing is supposed to be fun and I will make every effort possible to make it so.

Professional Background

2006-Present: Owner of Sail-Works.com Provides sailing instruction and sailboat charters in the local area B&E Marine – Branford, CT: Part time job working on boats of all sizes and makes mostly servicing water systems, A/C, refrigeration, diesel engine, generators, electrical circuits and other misc. 1996- Present: Owner of Comworks.net. A consultant firm in web development and computer networking USA General Manager for marine related French companies: 1984- 1991 Bermudes: Foul weather gear and accessories Nautix: Windsurfing accessories and anti-fouling paints Okespor: water sports footwear Job description: setup US subsidiary, establish US presence thru trade shows and sales rep, distribution, marketing, etc. 1991- 1995 Bic Sport: President and General Manager for the marine division in North America – Traveled and sailed in all windsurfing North American U.S destinations including the Caribbean and Hawaii. Established and promoted the Bic Center concept in more than 80 destinations. Boat Deliveries and Charters (short list) 1980–1982 Team Number One S.A Cannes, France Retrieved rented sailboats left by customers in various locations of the Mediterranean and brought them back to the home base. (Mostly solo) Locations: Corsica, Sardignia, Baleares Islands, Sete, Marseille and numerous locations on the mainland French Mediterranean coast. Position: Captain. Occasional day charters on 60’ power boats off Cannes. Position: Captain. 1982: Transatlantic delivery from Cannes to Martinique on Beneteau 44 with multiples stops in Baleares, Spain, Canary islands, Coast of Morocco and the Caribbean. Position: first mate. 2000 Beneteau 43 from Newport – Bermuda- BVI- first mate 2005 Moody 41 Bermuda- Oyster Bay NY - Captain Boat ownership: Aurora, Luder 26 - 1984–2001 Complete restoration – East Hampton, NY Bambochip/Nomade, Dufour 4800 – 1993-1997 and 2004-present – Branford, CT (currently rebuilding Volvo engine on Nomade) Elusive, Evelyn 32 Mk1 – 1999-2004 – Branford, CT – Complete restoration Extensive sailing and racing of Elusive in Long Island Sound. Racing results at www.aroundthebuoys.com . Complete restoration done in 2000 (interior, deck) and 2002 (topside paint job). Numerous trips to the Hamptons, Newport, Block Island, Stamford, Martha’s Vineyard.

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  • Vessel Maintenance
  • Day work
  • Mechanical Repair
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Branford, CT, United States

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