Vendee Globe’s Spanish Competitor And Ambassador Of The Barcelona World Race

After months of effort, Didac Costa and his team will soon be setting sail for Les Sables d’Olonne where, on 6 November 2016, he will be the only Spanish sailor to take the start of the Vendee Globe 2016. Aboard One Planet, One Ocean he will be the ambassador for the Barcelona World Race 2018/19 and will be perpetuating the race’s scientific projects by virtue of the agreement between UNESCO and the FNOB projects. With its support of the project, the FNOB is reaffirming one of its main objectives: the promotion of offshore sailing in Spain.

In a bid to complete this Everest of offshore racing, Barcelona and Didac are taking the baton passed on by the three Spaniards who previously participated the race: Joseluis Ugarte (1993), Unai Basurko (2008) and Bubi Sanso (2012).

It’s with this same boat that Didac secured fourth place in the last Barcelona World Race alongside Aleix Gelabert. This boat is one of the most reliable. It is none other than the legendary Kingfisher originally designed for Ellen MacArthur.

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