THE TEAM

THE SKIPPER.

Didac is one of the most active oceanic navigators of his generation. This firefighter from Barcelona has been accumulating nautical achievements for the last decade, including crossing the Atlantic alone in the Mini Transat and going around the world with a two-person crew, in the Barcelona World Race.

In 2016, he became the second Spaniard to finish the Vendée Globe, the first in over 25 years. Despite the lack of funds and the lightning strike that damaged the ship's electrical components, Didac finished the race in 14th position.

Didac Costa

Skipper

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THE TEAM.

Pep Costa Fäh

Team Manager

Josep is a captain and port pilot with three decades of experience in the maritime industry. Through his company, Global Marine Consultants, he puts this knowledge at the service of nautical contractors.
He is the founder of People & Sea,
a philanthropic institution that provides educational and professional opportunities in the nautical field to disadvantaged people. 

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Juan Alvarez de Lara

Partnerships Director

In addition to being an avid navigator, Juan has worked in business management for over 20 years, leading transformative projects and capital raising. He is the founder and CEO of Seed & Click, an expert firm in connecting innovative startups with corporates and investors.
He is also co-chairman of EBAN Impact Investing Committee. 

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Laura Secorun

Communication Director

Laura Secorun is the co-founder of ONA, an innovative communication agency specializing in the maritime sector. Laura has a decade of experience working as a journalist in more than 20 countries for media such as the New York Times, The Guardian and Foreign Policy.
She also produced the famed TV program on the sea, Thalassa.

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THE BOAT.

Our beloved Kingfisher is the most emblematic ship of the IMOCA fleet.

It has completed five world tours - two of them with Didac as skipper. It is also famous for having been the vessel with which Ellen McArthur almost won the Vendée Globe in 2000, aged 26.

Designed by R. Humphreys and Merfyn Orwen and built in New Zealand, Kingfisher is, above all, a reliable ship.

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