Carlos OLSSON-RIPOLL
Carlos OLSSON-RIPOLL

Carlos OLSSON-RIPOLL

  • 691 Serie
  • Bridgestothesea
  • drapeau ESP M • 21/02/1991 • 30 years old
  • Club Náutico Altea
  • drapeau ESP M21/02/199130 years old
  • Club Náutico Altea

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Though he raced Optimists and then 420s from a very early age, Carlos Olsson Ripoll is above all a windsurfing fanatic. “For a long time, I made return trips between Spain and the Canaries where I was a sailing instructor. It was fantastic. There was breeze all the time and I was free to go out on the water the minute I had some spare time!” explains the sailor from Alicante, who also discovered Thai boxing at the same time.

Muay Thai taught me a lifestyle, discipline, determination and perseverance”, explains the skipper of the Pogo 2 Bridges to the Sea, who was crowned Spanish champion of the discipline in 2018. However, I realised that I still hadn’t approached the wild side of nature that I love so much. That’s why I decided to have a crack at the Mini Transat”, explains the skipper, who is fluent in Castilian, Swedish, English and German. I learn something new every day in the Mini 6.50, both about the boat and about myself and the surrounding elements. It has everything I’m looking for!” enthuses the sailing instructor, who is an expert in the art of knots, splices and general ropework. “During the race, I’ll take things as they come, because I’m convinced that the beauty of adventure is in the uncertainty. With this in mind I aim to live every moment to the full.”

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Bridgestothesea

His boat

  • Boat Number: 691
  • Boat Race Name: Bridgestothesea
  • Category: Serie
  • Building year: 2007
  • Modèle: Pogo 2
  • Énergie à bord: panneaux solaires et pile à combustible

Label Bleue

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