- M • 11/06/1998 • 23 years old
- Selva de Mar
The son of fishermen, living in La Selva de Mar, in the province of Girona in Catalonia, Carlos Manera Pascual has never wanted to take any other path in life than that of the sea. A trained seaman specialising in sea transport, the Spaniard relishes the art of racing, which has been part of his life since a very early age.
His track record? After starting out on an Optimist and then a Moth Europe, he showed off his stripes on a J70, one of the most dynamic classes in the world, with nearly 1,500 units built in all, before switching things up a gear by joining the TP52 Super Series circuit five years ago, then that of the Mini 6.50 two years ago.
His boat? The Nacira 6.50, which was previously owned by Scottish sailor Alan Crichton, before Simon Tranvouez took ownership and 20th place in the last edition of the Mini Transat in 2019. “I’m on the cusp of realising a dream”, assures Carlos, who has bagged various podium places this season, including the Mini Golfe and the Mini Solo. His objective? “To finish the race in the best possible place according to the weapons I have at my disposal, as well as to enjoy my time on the water by being in tune with the elements and in complete harmony with my boat”.
- Boat Number: 807
- Boat Race Name: Varador 2000
- Category: Serie
- Building year: 2012
- Modèle: Nacira 650