Corsica !




Femke SONNEN started sailing at age 14 and subsequently joined her father aboard 'Snoopy', a nice Edel V.

Graduating from the Amsterdam and Utrecht Conservatories of Music, she settled in Belgium. She obtained the 'Yachtman' and the 'Algemeen Stuurbrevet' certificates of competence. She - together with Peter - started chartering yachts and went to Normandy, Brittany, The Channel Islands, Scilly's, Wadden, Corsica and Greece.

When 'Vela' was bought, the 'normal' weekend sailing was extended with long sailing trips to Norway (2001) and Scotland (2003).


In 'The Big Sur' - Californië


Peter OVERLAET was hastily dropped in a 420 sailing dingly at age 14, only to discover he was 'contaminated'.  

Later on, he obtained his papers and licences (Yachtman, Yachtnavigator, Algemeen Stuurbrevet, VHF, GMDSS) and went to work as skipper on charter yachts, mostly Med. Peter got his sailing experience - offshore master - in an area extending from the Azores to the Hardangerfjorden and from Spain to Greece.

Peter is a long-time instructor (evening prep courses) in coastal navigation for Yachtman and the Algemeen/Beperkt Stuurbrevet and a HAM-operator.