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.

Gabi Pérez

Meteorologist

Telecom engineer and meteorologist. Gabi Loves waves and winds and transmitts his passion throught both face-to-face and online training courses and workshops. Gabi runs meteowhizz.com, a company focused on meteorlogy applications to diferent fields: from sports to asthrophysics, and works with the world's top atheletes like Didac, Killian Jornet and Jordi Tosas.

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Guillermo Cañardo

Team Doctor

A doctor specializing in emergencies, he currently works in a medicalized ambulance and helicopter of the SEM (Sistema d'Emergències Mèdiques). A sailor since childhood, he has crossed the North Atlantic twice alone in the Mini Transat regatta and once the South Atlantic as a crew. Instructor of survival courses of the World Sailing and regular collaborator of the humanitarian maritime rescue NGO Open Arms.

Dani A. Pich

Inclusion Program Coordinator

Dani is an ex-pilot, merchant seaman and keen sailor who, three years ago, suffered an accident oboard a gas tanker that left him blind. Since then, he has found that sailing is a great tool to recover from the trauma and has been working tirelessly to make sailing accessible to people with different abilities, in collaboration with ONCE.

Marta Guemes

French Project Coordinator

Canaria settled in France for more than 15 years, Marta combines engineering and navigation in her professional life.
After participating in the Mini Transat 2017, together with two other colleagues, she founded the Ocean Peak project that organizes polar expeditions between Sea and Mountain and offers the possibility of discovering offshore navigation to troubled youth.

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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