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1987

1987

Jacques and Amédée on Océane 1

Day cruises mostly comprise big game fishing and cramped outings in fishing boats. Jacques Le Clézio and Amédée Poupard dream up a new concept off the East Coast: relaxed sailing in the lagoon. Easterlies* is created in the quaint village of Trou d’Eau Douce and the first boat is launched, named Tonga Rose 40. Their friend and Manager of the Touessrok hotel, Marcello Giobbe, is the first to rent the boat over 5 days for group outings. The new concept is a hit: the company makes sail on a new adventure…