Olivier left France 25 years ago to sail the world. His passion for sea, mountains and virgin spaces soon led him to polar regions. He was the first French skipper to sail the northwest passage – and only the 3rd since Amundsen to sail through in a season! Now based in Tromsø, Olivier sails to Spitsbergen every summer -his favourite play-ground.
Southern Star is a fast and strong expedition yacht, she is simply equipped for both ocean passages and as a floating basecamp for Sail and Hike expeditions.
Look at Olivier’s website for details of his voyages and to book your place: www.69nord.com
Expert instruction: Olivier is an excellent skipper and patient instructor – so whether you are a complete novice or an ’old salt’ everybody can join in and learn along the way.
During the winter months, Southern Star becomes a floating base camp for sail and ski expeditions in and around the Lyngen Alps.