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GRYNING and her crew

A commitment for true Sailing

and Explorations in remote areas

Sailing is Voyage, Adventure, Freedom. It is also an Art of Living, in a world of Balanced forces, Harmony and Nature. Our philosophy is that a boat is a tool, and not a goal in itself. This is why we always invite our guests to co-create our trips.

The itineraries are custom-designed to satisfy the goals of the crew. What can we offer you? A long run over the prisitne ocean ? Do you need to reach the big wall that has never been climbed ? Swim with whales, sneak into little coves by kayak, or dinghy ? Or simply enjoy the feeling of being part of a wonderful world. We push you to imagine and create our trips together, and then realize them onboard our boat.

Speaking of the boat, our yacht is a Baltic 55. She was built strong in Finland. She is very seaworthy and can sail quite fast. Yet she also has style and comfort: three heads; quality beds and linens; brilliant brightwork; ambient lighting; high quality cookware; and many other amenities make her delightful.

Together we will take her towards exciting destinations, from the breathtakingly beautiful and ruggedly remote coastline of East Greenland to the Atlantic islands, from Cabo Verde to the Shetlands.
At all times, we will take exceptional care of the boat, because we need her to take care of us. Sailing on a well tuned boat is always satisfying.

We do not especially like marinas and harbours, even if we do appreciate regular contacts with civilisation. A few days in a lonely swinging mooring is always an exciting experience. We love sailing long distances, the boat likes it too. This gives us peace and harmony and the sense of being part of the natural world.



Stephane GIUDICELLI, Skipper

Skills summary :

  • Ocean going and foreign port experience worldwide

  • 100,000 nautical miles logged

  • Master class 3 in Engineering, Diploma in Vessel Operations and Nuclear Energy

  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore 2016

  • Strong leadership and team development

  • Highly effective communication skills

  • Fastidious attention to detail and safety

  • Passionate about sailing and diving


Sailing Experience :

Started sailing at the age of nine

Sailed professionally since 1993

Over 100,000nm logged internationally

Officer of The watch unrestricted and Commanding Officer,

French Navy

STCW 95 certified

Ship captains medical and Safety at sea trained

GMDSS certified for ocean going (UK, 2016)

RYA Yacht master Offshore (UK, 2016)


Other Skills :

Free Diver and Spear Hunter

Alpinism, Speleological explorations

Exploring Ski, Kayaking, Bow Hunting


Stephane Personal Profile :

Stephane is a highly self- motivated and energetic individual with two main passions – people and sailing. He is an effective communicator, with the ability to operate as both a leader and team member.

In terms of both career and sailing, he has never been shy of challenges or adventure.

After leaving school, Stephane joined the French Naval Academy and by the age of 26 completed the elitist Explosive Ordnance Disposal Course, and no limits Underwater Operations.

After almost thirty years in the Navy he decided to acquire a sailboat for remote expeditions support, and pursue his explorations of world and cultures under his own command.





In October 2015 Stephane bought the Yacht GRYNING, and completed various offshore trips in Greenland and Iceland as well as in the Mediterranean sea and Atlantic/Channel/North Sea.

Stephane has traveled over 100,000nm in some of the most inhospitable and demanding waters around the globe.

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Thomas DARROT, 1st mate

Skills summary :

  • Mechanical engineer

  • Extreme dinghy sailor and explorer

  • Ropeworker & Rigger


Sailing Experience :

Bantry - Qaqortoq crazy race

12 months on board Fishing vessel

Skipper in a sailing association in west Bretagne

Other Skills :


Target shooting

Alpinism, climbing, steep snowboarding


Thomas Personal Profile :

I discovered a little late (but it is never too late) that true happiness is not found in comfort, but in surpassing "no pain no gain". Careful, I’m not an extremist I still like good friends, good food and good wine. But most of all, I discovered that I needed the presence of water. In the form of crystals, sprinkled on the side of the mountains, or salty and separating continents. Yes... This is it... This is my home. And my life... The adventure of mountaineering and sailing.

So, from seasonal worker in the hotel business to mechanic on fishing vessels, some will say that the road is strange, or that the course is uncertain for the realization of my dream. But.....

But that’s it!! The time for sowing is over. And to continue to "cultivate my garden" following Stéphane, met during a beautiful transatlantic between Ireland and Greenland, was an obvious choice.

So the adventure continues with him, and also with you, aboard this dear Gryning.


J'ai découvert un peu tard (mais il ne l'est jamais trop) que le vrai bonheur ne se trouve pas dans le confort, mais dans le surpassement "no pain no gain". Attention, je ne suis pas un extrémiste j'aime quand-même les bons copains, la bonne bouffe et le bon vin. Mais j'ai surtout découvert qu'il me fallait la présence de l'eau. Sous forme de cristaux, saupoudrés sur le flanc des montagnes, ou avec du sel dedant et qui sépare les continents. Oui... Voilà...... C'est là ma maison. Et ma vie... L'aventure du ski alpinisme et de la voile.
Alors de saisonnier dans l'hôtellerie à mécanicien sur des navires de pêche, certains diront que la route est étrange, voir que le cap est incertain pour la réalisation de mon rêve. Mais.....
Mais ça y est !!! Le temps des semailles est révolu. Et pour continuer de "cultiver mon jardin" suivre Stéphane, rencontré lors d'une belle transatlantique entre l'Irlande et le Groenland, fut un choix évident.
Ainsi l'aventure se poursuit avec lui, et aussi avec vous, à bord de ce cher Gryning

Si cela vous sied, eh bien à moi aussi !!

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