As soon as we leave the port, we’re at work with the halyard, hoisting the jigger sail: we have to pull on the ropes to raise the stern sail. What we lack in crewing experience, we make up for in good intentions. The rust and caramel coloured sails of this replica of a 1920s crayfishing vessel are a perfect match for the green hull. Delphine, the boat’s dynamic skipper, gives us our first notions of sailing. What a great feeling it is to be at the helm, with your eyes fixed proudly on the horizon. The ship looks fantastic with its long straight bow. Denis compares her to a “doe gliding across the water”.