I was born in Barcelona in 1986, but my family ties go deep into the Maresme coast and the Club Nàutic el Balís. I started racing at 5 years of age, and later made the Catalan and Spanish national teams in dinghy sailing, where I competed at the highest level and got good results in Catalan championships, both in fleet and team racing, as well as top-ten results at national championships and entries into Worlds and European championships. Every summer during my childhood and youth I would sail the distance from Barcelona to the Balearic Islands with my grandparents or my friends, and I’ve taken part in several offshore races in the Mediterranean.
Although I got a BA in Administration and Public Relations, I’ve always worked, and keep working, as a sailing coach, both at beginner and high performance levels in dinghy sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, specializing in Optimist and junior sailing. I’ve been part of several projects and sailing clubs. I’ve also collaborated with the Catalan Sailing Federation as coach of the Catalan team and helped on several occasions to train young talents in national championships and trials.
On the other hand, I’ve been a volunteer in solidarity initiatives related to education and the environment. I’ve been the initiator and the project manager of “Tothom pot Navegar” (“Everybody can Sail”) at the GEN Roses, an initiative that promotes, through sailing, the inclusion of people who are at risk of social exclusion. “Tothom pot Navegar” has been awarded the Premi Inclusió Alt Empordà.
I am happy aboard a boat or any piece of junk that floats and is propelled by the wind; I can’t live without seeing the sea, I love strong winds, speed, feeling free, and enjoying nature, always with great respect for it. Since I was a little boy I’ve dreamed about sailing round the world, whether in a race or for the pleasure of it, and getting to places that can only be reached by sea, having sailed for days and miles without seeing shore, getting to know new cultures and people related to the seas and the oceans.