The skippers of the Monnickendam sailing fleet

Arse of Chateauroux

Arse Staal


Who are you?
I am a real water sports enthusiast. Started surfing and sailing since I was 17. Since then I have sailed on a different ship from the brown fleet every year (there are quite a few!). But when I came to the Chateauroux in 2011, I found my place and I haven’t left.

What characterizes you as a skipper?
I am an experienced skipper and therefore very relaxed. You feel that. I like sailing, but also people and that feels good in a group.

What do you give your guests?
Both working on the traditional freighter from 1908 and sailing itself are my hobby. Guests get that feeling of genuine pleasure and it is contagious. With me at the helm everyone gets excited, experienced sailor or not!