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Above all a sailor, but also a cook, a barman, a coordinator, a storyteller and a little joker. At 33 years old, Guillaume SPITZER, who is entering his third season with the crew of the maxi-catamaran Levantin, is a character, as one often meets in Marseille! With a glibness which gives to the sea trips a colorful flavor and ensures bursts of laughter.
How does one become a Levantin sailor ?
I have always lived in Marseille and I have always had boats. Being on the water is part of my way of life!
So I took the UMS 200 captain's diploma because I wanted to, even though I was a trained cook and worked as such in restaurants. Once I graduated, I had this incredible opportunity to join the Le Levantin team. Today, I combine my two passions: the sea and cooking! Because on board we are all sailors and bartenders, but I am the only cook!
What do you like the most about your work?
The fact that we sail almost every day for 6 months of the year and to please the passengers.
We all try to bring a good atmosphere, to make people happy, that's our challenge! For my part, I tell anecdotes, jokes, old sailor stories, pirate legends... And we know how to make people dream by making them discover incredible creeks and coves. If the weather conditions are with us, we will make the trip unforgettable!
Speaking of anecdotes, can you tell us one?
Many meetings and even marriage proposals were made on Le Levantin. One in particular struck me because the girl, overcome with emotion when she said "YES", jumped into the water. Some people on board followed her, it was funny!
What is your best memory on board?
To have been followed by a horde of dolphins off Saint Tropez during a more than festive crossing organized by Red Bull which had privatized the catamaran.