Pierre arrived as a newbie to ocean sailing. A couple days into the trip he was pulling his own watch and starting to fix stuff aboard. The Satellite Phone was the first of many challenges and he was as patient as possible with the aged Captain’s very flat learning curve. Most things electrical or internet based were his forte and he remained the best of companions through all the French and youngster jokes (only one situation I envied….). He learned lightning-quick and left Tom, Max and me stuttering a bit. He was the best crew that I could have chosen. Many thanks to Pierre for making this voyage possible. Without his Nutella-filled grin and tremendous attitude, life would have been much lonelier aboard Heldeleine. A friend for life, I sure hope. Thanks Pierre!