Crew

Jul 28, 2019 — 2 min read

We’re a family of five traveling around the world in a Catana 401 named Vite & Rêves. You can translate this name as Fast & Dreams, but it’s also pronounced the same way as ‘Vis tes rêves’ — Live your dreams.

We're a family of five...
We're a family of five...
...traveling around the world
...traveling around the world

Who’s who

Pieter Jan
Pieter Jan
Pieter Jan came up with this crazy idea of sailing around the world after reading too many travel stories. He started sailing in a Roga Estel when he was 12. After a hiatus of a few years, his old love for sailing was reignited when he went on a sailing trip to Sardinia with friends from college. Things got a bit out of hand after that.

After restoring and sailing Gib’Sea 28 Piece Of Cake for a few years, he was able to convince Barbara that it wasn’t such a crazy idea after all. In an unlikely series of events, they found Vite & Rêves at the perfect time to start their world tour.
Barbara
Barbara
Barbara was initially very skeptical about this ‘Let’s put ourselves and our kids in extreme danger for a year’ idea — and that’s putting it mildly. But after a lot of steady erosion of the initial defenses, she started to see the bright side of it: healthy air, the experience for the kids, bonding as a family, not to mention cocktails on tropical islands. Glossy palm beach brochures may or may not have been involved in the convincing process. In the end, she became a big evangelist about the project, patiently answering the thousands of questions our friends and family had.
Andreas
Andreas
Andreas is our eldest son. 8 years old, endlessly inquisitive, will take nothing at face value, a joker and a storyteller, likes to learn and show off his knowledge. Keeps us on our toes and makes sure we triple-check our explanations, because he will catch any logical error.
Helder
Helder
Helder is the middle kid. 6 years old. Kind, helpful, very empathic, thoughtful, almost always happy and content whatever happens, a born diplomat and peacemaker. He might be a reincarnation of the Buddha.
Mira
Mira
Mira is our youngest. 3 years old. Fiery, loud, smart, funny, with a great imagination. Will probably try to startle you or throw one of her cuddly toys at you when you set foot on the boat. Catch this, new friend!