Gilles HEMERY

All these years, sailing to discover new destinations...

[2023] - [2022] - [2020] - [2019] - [2018]

[2009] - [2008] - [2007] - [2006] - [2004] - [2003] - [2002] - [2001] - [2000]

[1999] - [1998] - [1996] - [1994] - [1993] - [1992] - [1991] - [1990]

[1989] - [1986] - [1985]

I want to go sailing

I have been sailing since I am 6yo.
Then I started sailing cruises at the age of 23.
Since then I have done more than 56 cruises on boats from 22' to 55', monohull and catamaran and trimaran.
I have sailed on the French coasts in Normandy, Brittany, La Rochelle, South of France, Corsica.
I have sailed in Turkey, in the Carribean from the south of the Grenadines to the Bristish Virgin Islands and in French Polynesia.
Since the first one I have been the skipper on board - Captain Gilles!

Since 19/06/2019 I am the proud owner of Grand Citron Vert, a 45' catamaran by Erik Lerouge, to go sailing around the world or somewhere else!

You can follow my sailing activity on My Mapshare or by clicking on the Arrow on the bottom of this screen.

 

2023

From August 2023 to April 2024

From Brittany to Panama - solo sailing 7500 nautical miles

Solo sailing on Grand Citron Vert
I left Brittany on August 6th, 2023 to cross the Bay of Biscaye to arrive in Camarinas, Spain.
Then Sailed to Lisbon, Sines, and Lagos in Portugal.
From Lagos, I sailed to Agadir in Morroco and reached 20 knots in front of Essaouira.
After 10 days in Morroco, I sailed to Canaries Islands, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.
Then I sailed to Cabo Verde - 7 days to reach Palmeira - Isla of Sal, Palmeira where I stayed for one and a half months with one trip to Mindelo.
Palmeira is the best place I have visited so far. A small fishermen's village with the most wonderful people I have met yet.
I left Mindelo on November 6th to cross the Atlantic, still solo sailing. I was expected to cross the Atlantic in 12 to 14 days maximum.
Unfortunately, I had a problem with the autopilot after 5 days of sailing at an average speed of 7.5 knots.
I reached Martinique after 23 days at sea.
From December 2023 until mid-April 2024, I sailed in the Grenadines, spent one and a half months in Grenada, and sailed back to Martinique.
I left Martinique on April 1st to cross the Carribean sea to reach Linton Bay in Panama, where I arrived on April 9th after 8 days and 8 hours and 1368 nautical miles.
I hauled out my boat Grand Citron Vert at Linton Bay Marina mid April 2024 for several months until the next steps.

atlantic crossing from Brittany to Panama - 7500 nautical miles

2022

Number 56- February 2022 : Martinique, The Grenadines

Where was it : Caribbean south
How long : 10 days
Sailing Boat : Lagoon 50
We sailed to : Martinique, The Grenadines
The crew: Leray x6 , Le Jouan x5
Rental Company: Star Voyages Antilles.

2020

Number 55- August 2020 : Lisbon to Benodet

Where was it : Bay of Bicay - Golfe de Gascogne
How long : 1 week
Sailing Boat : Grand Citron Vert
We sailed to : Lisbon, Porto, Benodet
The crew: Yann, Brieuc, Andre

2019

Number 54- August 2019 : Valencia to Lisbon

Where was it : from Valencia to Lisbon
How long : 3 weeks
Sailing Boat : Grand Citron Vert
We sailed to : Cartagene, Gibraltar, Sines, Lisbon
The crew: Michel, François

2018

Number 53- July 2018 : Bora Bora

Where was it : French Polynesia
How long : 2 weeks
Sailing Boat : Nautitech 411
We sailed to : Raiatea, Taha, Bora Bora
The crew: Hemery familly
Rental Company: Tahiti Yacht Charter.

2009

Number 52- July 2009 : Corsica

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea - Corsica
How long : 1 week
Sailing Boat : Oceanis 411
We sailed to : Ajaccio, Propriano, Calanques, Bonifacio, Les Lavezzis
The crew: Musellec familly
Rental Company: Soleil Rouge.

2008

Number 51- October 2008 : Cassis

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 4 days
Sailing Boat : Oceanis 36.7
We sailed to : Bandol, Cassis, Les Embiez
The crew: Alain D. Paul D. Maxence

2007

Number 50- June 2007 : Hyeres islands

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 4 weeks
Sailing Boat : Lagoon 380 S2
We sailed to : Hyeres, Porquerolles, Port Cros, Saint Tropez, Port Grimaud
The crew: Eternit customers.
Rental Company: Apaca.

2006

Number 49- September 2006 : Hyeres islands

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 1 week
Sailing Boat : Lagoon 410 S2
We sailed to : Hyeres, Porquerolles, Port Cros
The crew: Eternit Customers
Rental Company: Apaca.

Number 48- August 2006 : Corse

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea - Corsica
How long : 1 week
Sailing Boat : Oc�anis 473
We sailed to : Ajaccio, Propriano, Bonifacio, Les Lavezzis, Cala Longa, Les Sanguinaires, Ajaccio.
The crew: Decle, Destelle
Rental Company: Soleil Rouge Ajaccio.

Number 47- June 2006 : Hyeres Islands

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 3 weeks
Sailing Boat : Lagoon 410 S2 then Lagoon 470
We sailed to : Hyeres Islands, Porquerolle, Port Cros
The crew: Eternit customers
Rental Company: Apaca.

2004

Number 46- May 2004 : Marseille - les Embiez

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 4 days
Sailing Boat : Oceanis 361
We sailed to : Marseille, les Embiez, calanque d'En-Vau, Calanque de Sormiou, archipel de Riou.
The crew: Zaza, Myriam, Christiane, les Derycke.
Rental Company: Midi Nautisme.

2003

Number 45- May 2003 : Hyeres Islands

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 4 days
Sailing Boat : Dufour 38
We sailed to : Hyeres, Porquerolles, Port-Cros, le Levant
The crew: Zaza, Myriam, les Derycke.
Rental Company: Au Fil de l'Etrave.

Number 44- April 2003 : Saint-Martin, Saint-Barth, Anguilla

Where was it : Carribean
How long : 10 days
Sailing Boat : Oceanis 393
We sailed to : Saint-Martin Oyster Pond, Tintamarre, Marigot, Anguilla, Sandy Island, Prickly Pears, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barth, la Fourche, Anse Marcel, Tintamarre, Pinel et Oyster Pond.
The crew: Decle
Rental Company: SunSail.

2002

Number 43- August 2002 : Hyeres - Saint Tropez

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 1 week
Sailing Boat : Dufour 30
We sailed to : Hyeres, Saint-Tropez, Cavalaire, Porquerolles
The crew: Michel
Rental Company: La Route du Rhum.

Number 42- March 2002 : Grenadines

Where was it : Carribean
How long : 2 weeks
Sailing Boat : Oceanis 400
We sailed to : Martinique Marina Pointe du Bout, Bequia, Mustique, Mayereau, Tobago cays, Union, Petit-Saint-Vincent, Morpion, Union, Mustique
The crew: Zaza, les Derycke, Adrien.
Rental Company: Autremer Concept.

2001

Number 41- May 2001 : Calanques de Cassis

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 3 days
Sailing Boat : Gib Sea 522
We sailed to : La Ciotat, Cassis, les Calanques de Cassis.
The crew: Zaza, Christian, Ghyslaine, Decle, Jean-Jacques, Louis, Catherine.
Rental Company: Alize Location.

2000

Number 40- December 2000 - Janvier 2001 : Guadeloupe - Sint Marteen

Where was it : Carribean
How long : 2 weeks
Sailing Boat : Dynamic 47
We sailed to : Guadeloupe Pointe-a-Pitre, Les Saintes, Antigua, Saint-Barth, la Fourche, Saint-Martin, Tintamarre, Pinel, Anguilla, Prickly Pears, Saint-Martin Anse Marcel.
The crew: Anne, Guillaume, Anne-Cecile, Fabrice.

Number 39- September 2000 : Calanques de Cassis

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 2 days
Sailing Boat : Voyage 11.20
We sailed to : La Ciotat, Cassis, les Calanques
The crew: Zaza, les Derycke.
Rental Company: Alize Location.

Number 38- July 2000 : Corse Ouest

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea - Corsica
How long : 2 weeks
Sailing Boat : Dufour 43
We sailed to : Hyeres, Corse, Calvi, Girolata, Cargese, Propriano, Calla Longa, Bonifaccio, les Lavezzis back to Hyeres.
The crew: Zaza, Anne, Guillaume, les Derycke.
Rental Company: Au Fil de l'Etrave.

Number 37- May 2000 : Hyeres - Saint Tropez

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 4 days
Sailing Boat : Gib Sea 422
We sailed to : Hyeres, Port Cros, Saint-Tropez, Port Grimaud, Cavalaire, Hyeres.
The crew: Zaza, les Decle.
Rental Company: Voile et Vent.

1999

Number 36- December 1999 - January 2000 : Carribean

Where was it : Carribean
How long : 3 weeks
Sailing Boat : Dynamic 47
We sailed to : Guadeloupe Pointe a Pitre, Grenadines, Bequia, Mustique, Mayereau, Tobago Cays, Union, Petit-Saint-Vincent, Morpion, Palm, Union, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint-Kitts, Saint-Barth, la Fourche, Saint-Martin, Anguilla, Prickly Pears et Saint-Martin Anse Marcel.
The crew: Zaza, Christiane, Francoise, Claire, Fred 0.

Number 35- November 1999 : iles d'Hyeres

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 5 days
Sailing Boat : Dufour 38
We sailed to : Hyeres, Porquerolles, Hyeres.
The crew: Guillaume, Anne, Fabrice, Anne Cecile.
Rental Company: Au Fil de l'Etrave.

Number 34- September 1999 : iles d'Hyeres

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 2 days
Sailing Boat : Gib Sea 354
We sailed to : Hyeres, Porquerolles, Hyeres.
The crew: Zaza, Guillaume, Anne, les Derycke.

Number 33- July 1999 : Bora Bora

Where was it : French Polynesia
How long : 2 sweeks
Sailing Boat : Nautitech 395 - Nautitech 475
We sailed to : Depart Taha, Raiatea, Bora Bora
The crew: Valerie, Gwen, Fred O.

Number 32- May 1999 : iles d'Hyeres

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 3 days
Sailing Boat : Gib Sea 422
We sailed to : Depart Hyeres, Porquerolles, Port Cros.
The crew: Zaza, Jean-Paul, Thomas, Guillaume, Decle

1998

Number 31- july 1998 : From Moorea to Bora Bora

Where was it : French Polynesia
How long : 12 days
Sailing Boat : Dufour 35
We sailed to : Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Taha, Bora Bora.
The crew: Zaza, Christiane, Jack, Pierre.

Number 30- June 1998 : iles d'Hyeres

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 3 days
Sailing Boat : Gib Sea 422
We sailed to : Hyeres, Porquerolles, Port-Cros.
The crew: Zaza, Christiane, les Derycke.

Number 29- May 1998 : La Rochelle

Where was it : La Rochelle
How long : 3 days
Sailing Boat : Oceanis 351
We sailed to : la Rochelle, ile d'Aix, ile de Re.
The crew: Zaza, Christian, Ghyslaine.

Number 28- May 1998 : les Anglos-Normandes

Where was it : iles Anglo-Normandes
How long : 4 days
Sailing Boat : Gib Sea 116
We sailed to : Grandville, Chaussey, Jersey, Chaussey et Grandville.
The crew: Zaza, Christiane, Claire, Martine, Michel.

1996

Number 27- December 1996 - Janvier 1997 : Saint-Martin, Anguilla, Saint-Barth

Where was it : Carribean
How long : 2 weeks
Sailing Boat : Nautitech 435
We sailed to : Saint-Martin Marigot, Anguilla, Prickly Pears, Saint-Barth, La Fourche, Tintamarre, Marigot.
The crew: Zaza, Fred O., Laurence, Didier.

Number 26- May 1996 : iles d'Hyeres

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 3 days
Sailing Boat : Gib Sea 364
We sailed to : Hyeres, Porquerolles, Port Cros.
The crew: Fred O., Didier, Laurence.

Number 25- May 1996 : La Rochelle

Where was it : La Rochelle
How long : 4 days
Sailing Boat : Oceanis 351
We sailed to : La Rochelle, Ile d'Aix, Ile de Re, Les Sables d'Olonne.
The crew: Zaza, Christiane, Olive, Francois, Beatrice.

Number 24- March 1996 : Guadeloupe - Antigua

Where was it : Carribean
How long : 14 days
Sailing Boat : Sun Odyssey 51
We sailed to : Pointe a Pitre, Deshaies, Antigua, English Harbour, Green Island, Saint-John, Jolly Harbour.
The crew: Zaza, Gwen, Valerie, Michel Martine, les Monlove.

1994

Number 23- August 1994 : Corsica

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea - Corsica
How long : 1 week
Sailing Boat : Zodiak MK2 30CV
We sailed to : Ajaccio, Propriano, Cala Longa, Bonifaccio, Lavezzi, Figari et Ajaccio.
The crew: Grego.

Number 22- February 1994 - Grenadines

Where was it : Carribean
How long : 2 weeks
Sailing Boat : Antigua 37
We sailed to : Martinique Marina Pointe du Bout, Sainte-Lucie, Grenadines, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayereau, Union, Tobago Cayes, Petit-Saint-Vincent, Morpion, Palm Island, Union.
The crew: Fred O., Gwen, Valerie, Francois, Beatrice.

1993

Number 21- July 1993 : Corsica

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea - Corsica
How long : 2 weeks
Sailing Boat : Dufour 39
We sailed to : Hyeres, Corse, Calvi, Girolata, Cargese, Propriano, Calla Longa, Bonifaccio, les Lavezzis, Hyeres.
The crew: Zaza, Francoise, Grego, Emile, Myriam, Florence, Sophie.

Number 20- May 1993 : Belle Ile

Where was it : Brittany
How long : 4 days
Sailing Boat : Sun Shine 38
We sailed to : la Trinite, Belle Ile, Sauzon, Ile de Groix, la Trinite.
The crew: Zaza, Martine, Michel.

Number 19- March 1993 : British Virgin Islands

Where was it : Carribean
How long : 2 weeks
Sailing Boat : Sun Odissey 51
We sailed to : Saint-Martin Oyster Pond, British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda, Tortolla, Sandy Cay, Jost Van Dyke, Cooper Island, Anguilla, Prickly Pears, Tintamarre, Saint-Barth et Saint-Martin.
The crew: Zaza, Christiane, Martine, Benoit, Francois, Beatrice, Fred O.

1992

Number 18- September 1992 : Antibes - Saint-Tropez

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 3 days
Sailing Boat : Privilege 12m
We sailed to : Antibes, Saint-Raphael, Saint-Tropez, Port Grimaud, les iles de Lerins et Antibes.
The crew: Ecophon, SFIC.

Number 17- June 1992 : Turquie Sud

Where was it : Turquie
How long : 1 week
Sailing Boat : Oceanis 350
We sailed to : Kalkan, Kas, Kekova, Castelorizon et Kalkan.
The crew: Zaza, Christiane, Valerie, Gwen, Thierry.

Number 16- February 1992 : Guadeloupe - Saint Martin

Where was it : Carribean
How long : 2 weeks
Sailing Boat : Gib Sea 352
We sailed to : Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, Tintamarre, la Fourche, Saint-Barth, Saint-Kitts, Antigua, les Saintes et Guadeloupe.
The crew: Francois, Max, Joelle, Annick, Michel.

1991

Number 15- September 1991 : Cannes - Hyeres

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 6 days
Sailing Boat : Feeling 13.50
We sailed to : Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Hyeres, Porquerolles, Port Cros, Hyeres, Cannes.
The crew: Ecophon et SFIC.

Number 14- August 1991 : La Rochelle

Where was it : La Rochelle
How long : 5 days
Sailing Boat : Dufour 39
We sailed to : La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Ile d'Aix, les Sables d'Olonne et la Rochelle.
The crew: Aldric, Monia, Zaza, Christiane, Emile, Martin, Yves-Marie.

Number 13- May 1991 : La Rochelle

Where was it : La Rochelle
How long : 3 days
Sailing Boat : Maldive, catamaran Fountaine-Pajot de 10m
We sailed to : la Rochelle, Ile de Re, Ile d'Oleron, Ile d'Aix et la Rochelle.
The crew: Beatrice, Francois, Jack.

Number 12- May 1991 : Corsica

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea - Corsica
How long : 1 week
Sailing Boat : Sun Liberty 34
We sailed to : Macinagio, Cap Corse, Century, Saint Florent, Calvi, Ile Rousse, Capraia, Macinagio.
The crew: Zaza, Christiane, Emmanuel, Gwen.

Number 11- February 1991 : Saint-Martin, Saint-Barth, Anguilla

Where was it : Carribean
How long : 2 weeks
Sailing Boat : Gib Sea 442
We sailed to : Saint-Martin Oyster Pond, Anguilla, Prickly Pears, Saint-Barth, Saint-Martin, Tintamarre, La Fourche, Pinel et Oyster Pond.
The crew: Zaza, Christiane, Jack, Lionel, Gwen, Valerie, Yves.

1990

Number 10- September 1990 : Bandol - les Embiez

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 4 days
Sailing Boat : Gib Sea 402
We sailed to : Bandol, les Embiez, Cassis et Bandol.
The crew: Zaza, Sidonie, Jack.

Number 9- June 1990 : Turquie Sud Ouest

Where was it : Turquie
How long : 1 week
Sailing Boat : Sun Charm 39
We sailed to : Marmaris, Ekicink, Goceck, le Golfe de Fethy�e, Tersane et Marmaris
The crew: Zaza, Christiane, Gwen, Valerie, Martin, Max.

Number 8- June 1990 : le Crouesty - Belle Ile

Where was it : Brittany
How long : 3 days
Sailing Boat : Oceanis 350
We sailed to : Le Crouesty, Belle ile, Sauzon, Houat, le Golfe du Morbihan et le Crouesty.
The crew: Christiane, Sidonie, Anne, Jack, Lionel.

Number 7- May 1990 : les iles d'Hyeres

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 4 days
Sailing Boat : First 345
We sailed to : Hyeres, Porquerolles, Port Cros, le Levant et Hyeres.
The crew: Yves, les Bleu Clairs.

Number 6- May 1990 : Benodet - Les Glenans

Where was it : Brittany
How long : 4 days
Sailing Boat : Feeling 10.90
We sailed to : Benodet, les Glenan, Concarneau, Port-Manec'h, Ile Tudy et Benodet.
The crew: Zaza, Christiane, Sidonie, Max, Jack.

1989

Number 5- November 1989 : Antibes - Hyeres

Where was it : Mediterranean Sea
How long : 5 days
Sailing Boat : Casamance, catamaran Fountaine-Pajot de 14.50m
We sailed to : Antibes, Cannes, Port Frejus, Cavalaire, Hyeres, Port Cros, Saint-Tropez, les iles de Lerins et Antibes.
The crew: Zaza, Christiane, Fred o., Max, Joelle, Sidonie, Antoine, Josie, Leon.

Number 4- August 1989 : Brittany Sud

Where was it : Brittany
How long : 1 weeks
Sailing Boat : Feeling 10.40m
We sailed to : Le Crouesty, Belle Ile, Sauzon, Ile de Groix, La Trinite et au Crouesty,
The crew: Gwen, Max, Yann, Corine, Sidonie.

Number 3- March 1989 : Les Grenadines

Where was it : Carribean
How long : 2 weeks
Sailing Boat : Maldive, catamaran de 9.90m de chez Fountaine-Pajot
We sailed to : Martinique, Sainte Lucie Marigot Bay, Bequia, Moustique, Canouan, Union, Petit-Saint-Vincent, Morpion, Mayerault, Tobago Cays, Palm Island et � Fort de France.
The crew: Zaza, Fred O., Corine, Max, Joelle.

1986

Number 2- July 1986 : Iles Brittany Sud

Where was it : Brittany
How long : 1 week
Sailing Boat : Kelt 29
We sailed to : Benodet, les Glenan, Concarneau, Ile de Groix, Belle Ile, Houat, Vannes, Port Manec'h et Benodet.
The crew: Richard, Christine, Manu, Thomas.

1985

Number 1- August 1985 : Belle Ile

Where was it : Brittany
How long : 5 days
Sailing Boat : Flirt
We sailed to : Port Navalo, Houat, Belle Ile, Sauzon, Hoedic.
The crew: Francois, Manu, Marcus, Fred L.