I started sailing when I was 5 years old, generally, before sailing in a large sailboat people start sailing in dinghy sailing boats, that is to say, in small and light sailboats such as the Optimist, Laser or 420. In In my case, I was very lucky to be able to enjoy the strength and navigation capacity of a Dufour 40, a 12 meter long sailboat with great sailing qualities. For years I have done regattas all over the Cantabrian coast from Hondarribia to Gijon, winning numerous trophies and local leagues.
At the age of 8 I made my first night sailing. From the port of La Rochelle to Zumaia, with winds of 15 to 25 knots. We arrived at the port after 36 hours of sailing and all I was thinking about was doing it again, feeling the boat, the force, the tension of the lines, the sound of the waves, the wind whistling and us trying to hold the boat upright after each heeling.