Renan Gueguen is the captain of Sea Ride Esprit Mer. Before his Pelagos Sanctuary days, Renan built his character playing against tough but loyal adversaries on the rugby fields of Paris. An accomplished sportsman, Renan became captain of the PUC before coaching the Science-Po Paris rugby team. After getting a sports education degree, Renan started his career as a sports teacher in schools of the French capital.
One day, after one too many grey days and sad faces in metro, Renan thought how nice it would be to feel the warm sun and to see some smiles. Without a moment’s thought, Renan decided to follow his guts: remembering how happy he was when he had the chance to spend holiday in Var, he moved to Pradet and passed his captain's certificate. Afterwards he purchased a boat he named Apsara. For those who wouldn’t know, the Apsaras are, in Sanskrit, those who slide on water. From now on, it would become Renan’s philosophy: sliding on water with a new feeling of freedom. Born a new man, Renan embarked on a new journey: he would offer boat trips and water sports, more than happy to share with others the happiness and serenity he felt whenever he left to explore the Mediterranean sea he loved so much. As a genuine Mediterranean ecosystem lover and a true water sports enthusiast, Renan Gueguen will warmly welcome you aboard the Apsara, his comfy semi-rigid, always keen to show you the hidden treasures of the Port-Cros National Park.
As a kite surf instructor, Renan has the skills to teach kitesurfing, wakeboarding, foil or even the basics of paddle. From his teaching days, Renan has kept his skill to work with teenagers: he will use all his teaching tricks to make sure that your children's water activities will be perfectly safe.
Kindness, safety, achievement and cheerfulness are the favorite words of Sea Ride Esprit Mer. On top of that, Renan is polyglot as he speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Tell your foreign friends about him. Come and share with him breathtaking moments in this preserved and idyllic corner of the Mediterranean where he has chosen to live.
Welcome aboard the Apsara!