- M • 21/09/1999 • 23 years old
“For me personally, the Mini Transat is an initiatory race. Another step closer to major offshore campaigns”, explains Marc Claramunt, who dreams of being able to one day make the start line of the legendary Vendée Globe. “I began sailing at five years of age at the Creixell Yacht Club. I raced on a number of different craft before discovering the racer cruiser three years ago.
Through the different encounters I’ve made in this environment, I’ve come to understand that the Mini is the best possible springboard for a career in offshore racing. From that point, I started amassing funding from friends and family, then I bought a Mini 6.50 so now it’s game on!” says the sailor from Tarragona in Spain. His boat: a Pogo 2 called Abicena, which already boasts three participations in the event, between 2009 and 2017. “I’ve worked hard to make her reliable, reinforce her critical points and make her as light as possible. However, there’s no getting away from the fact that she’s an old machine. As such, I can’t set my sights on winning, but I hope to be among the first pointy boats to finish. In short, I want to be able to put up as good a fight as I can with the weapons at my disposal”, notes the Catalan, a student in mechanical and material engineering , who just so happens to be able to count on the unfailing support of Didac Costa with whom he works concurrently.
- Boat Number: 657
- Boat Race Name: Abicena
- Category: Serie
- Building year: 2004
- Modèle: Pogo 2